Unique Services specialises in all areas of commercial cleaning. Due to our skill, efficiency and effectiveness, we are able to offer your business the best commercial cleaning processes; from your grounds…
Unique Services specialises in all areas of commercial cleaning. Due to our skill, efficiency and effectiveness, we are able to offer your business the best commercial cleaning processes; from your grounds to food production areas to the structure and integrity of your buildings.
In our ‘servicing all areas’ approach, we take into account areas that you may otherwise forget, like your roof. Unique services are specialists in the cleaning and treatment of large roofs.
Why is this segment of building maintenance, very often overlooked? It could easily come down to “out of sight, out of mind” and “if we can’t see it doesn’t matter”.
Unfortunately this approach is never beneficial or helpful.
Out of sight out of mind?
Dirty and unsightly roofs are not a good look – whether for your staff, visitors, passers-by or that all important potential client. All areas of your building reflect on your Company’s brand, perception and reputation. For this reason it pays to always put your best face forward.
A roof has a lot to contend with – atmospheric contamination and dust build up on a roof leads to the germination of moss and mould spores.
The amount of build-up is often dependent on the type of roofing material, the amount of sunlight on specific areas and the orientation of the structure to prevailing wind and rain.
If your roof is contaminated with mould and moss, these contaminated areas must be dealt with on a regular basis. Without monitoring, maintenance and preventative action, problems areas can lead to irreparable damage to the roof and possible loss of productivity.
This means a formerly ‘easy to rectify’ issue has now turned into a larger problem with greater cost and more difficulty in terms of correcting or treating.
It’s that age old issue of “she’ll be right”, when quite often, ‘she won’t be right’ and the longer you take to act, the greater the problem gets.
Take action now to prevent issues further down the track
Recently, Unique Services were called upon to inspect and recommend treatments to roof areas of a large number of buildings owned by a private school.
Inspections were carried out by our qualified roofing team: what they found was each roof was different and certain areas required a different approach to others. After careful and thorough consideration, the most cost effective solution was recommended.
Some of the roofs were heavily contaminated with lichen and would need a different approach than a lightly soiled roof.
Access issues were also key when working at height. Our team took into consideration the best overall access approach and came up with a knuckle boom solution that would service all the roof areas; saving time and money.
This is a highly concentrated moss and mould treatment and is very effective against lichen. Sanitas TC is diluted to the correct ratio and then applied by low pressure spray to saturate the area to be treated. No further action is necessary although very badly contaminated areas may require a second application.
With all jobs wer undertake our standard practice is to quote. In this instance the work required was quoted for on each individual building along with relevant JSA’s.
We have found that this approach allows the client to prioritise and programme a maintenance schedule for all necessary work that fits in with their school week and the overall school term.
What we delivered and proposed for this school is a cost effective approach that would deliver lasting results. This combination of ‘cost plus results’ is a business based model and overall approach that we always strive to achieve.
It can be a challenge getting the balance right, but it’s what we are good at and it’s what we deliver each and every time.
To put your roof into perspective as a contributing part to the overall efficiency of your business that affects staff safety and as part of your Company façade that contributes to brand perception, let our team of experts apply a well earned and no doubt well overdue dose of care to rejuvenate your roof.