Why Roof Power Washing is NOT a DIY Job


As a homeowner, you know your roof needs regular cleaning. But the thought of it is scary- balancing on a tall ladder, handling unfamiliar equipment, and trying to clean and stay focused.

Roof power washing might seem like something simple to do on your own, but that’s not the case. It should always be left to trained professionals and should not be treated like a DIY job.

Read on to learn why roof power washing is better left to the pros and save yourself the stress and danger of trying it yourself.

What Is Roof Power Washing?

Power washing your roof regularly is an important part of homeowner maintenance. By using pressure, you can clean your roof, keeping it free of debris, like falling leaves and branches. It also prevents and removes any mold, moss, or algae that might be growing on your roof.

Often, these problems can’t be seen from ground level, so you may not even know you have an issue until it’s too late. Avoid this by having your roof power washed regularly to keep your home in pristine condition.

Many homeowners will consider doing it themselves, but it’s really not a DIY job and this should be avoided. Here are the reasons why you should always hire a professional:

Job Will Be Done to a Professional Standard

Power washing takes skill and training to be done effectively. If the pressure is too strong, it can do serious damage to your roof and tiling, but if the pressure is not strong enough, the roof won’t be cleaned properly. Cleaning roof stains is also a special skill that needs to be done properly.

If you attempt to do the job yourself and anything goes wrong, roof repairs can be a very expensive cost that you probably haven’t budgeted for. Hiring a technician gives you peace of mind that the job has been done correctly.


By hiring a professional to do your power washing, you can relax knowing the job will be done by trained technicians who do this regularly.

Getting up on your own roof or on a tall ladder can be extremely dangerous. Ladder-related injuries in the home are common, even for healthy, able-bodied risk. Slips or falls can happen in seconds, so why take the unnecessary risk?

Stay safely on the ground and leave the roof work to the experts.

Save Time

If you decide to power wash your roof on your own, you’ll need to hire all the equipment, such as the ladder and power washer, pick them up, return them after, and set everything up. Not to mention the actual time it will take to do the work. You could easily spend a full day or weekend getting the job done.

Book a professional cleaning service today and spend your precious time on other things.

Contact Us

To book in a roof power washing professional for your home or office, contact us today for a free estimate. Mr Pressure Cleaning is reliable, efficient, and will get the job done to the highest possible standard.

Using safe, soft wash pressure methods, we get the job done quietly and safely, leaving your roof in beautiful condition.