Cleaning moss off a roof using a brush on an Unger pole

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  1. Gazz K

    Gazz K Member
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    I need to brush the moss off a slate roof. I was thinking of getting a brush and puting it on the end of my Unger telescopic pole. Unger do a wall brush

    Unger StarDuster® Wall Brush - Dust Brushes - Dusting - Products

    but this is for indoor dusting and maybe the bristles won't be coarse enough take the moss off the roof.

    Has any one used an Unger pole and some sort of brush to do a job like this? Got any recommendations for brushes and any advice for doing a job like this from the ground with a pole? Cheers
     
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  2. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    image.jpeg Yep done loads
    Today I used this to clean beams inside but flip it round it's a stiff brush
     
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    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    image.jpeg
    That's WCW gutter tool on end good for moss balls
     
  4. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Can't find pic but WCW do very stiff VIKANred cladding / roof brush with big fan jets
    Whack some hypo thru it it's a beauty for roofs
     
  5. Gazz K

    Gazz K Member
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    Cheers Taxloss, this looks like the brush

    Vikan Hi-Lo Stiff Bristle Brush

    and the Fixi Clamp for the benefit of others

    Unger FIXI-Clamp

    Do you think that Ecover with some vinegar will work on a roof followed by pure water. I don't tend to use anything caustic or toxic. Is it best to try and clean the moss off the roof at an angle to the ground. I imagine that if you are moving a brush directly in line with the tiles fixing there's more likely hood of pulling it out of place if bristles or one of the tools gets caught.
     
  6. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Don't waste your pure on a roof just use tap
    I have used UBIK with good results
    Yeah if you get bit excited with brush you can move a few tiles
    That's why you need a Chem
    Just rinse off after no problemo
     
  7. Taxlossloz

    Taxlossloz Grand Master
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    Also it's a much easier job brushing when dry
     
  8. Gazz K

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    Great info thanks. How would you charge to clean a tiled roof like that in the picture? Haven't got a clue how long roof cleaning takes. That tiled roof in your picture is roughly the same size with a similar amount of moss as the one I'm quoting on
     
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    And do you pump the UBIK on to the roof with a backpack and water fed pole?
     
  10. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    Ubik will do nothin mate Need hypo. I got a roof to do next week and il scrape it then. Use water can to put hypo down. It's a low peak so able walks it grand
     
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