Black Streaks, Mold and the Powerwashing Remedy

By Shepherds Company • November 5th, 2010

The damp seasons and climate in Missouri, along with the level and frequency of cleaning and maintenance, plus areas of sunlight exposure and every day use and traffic all affect your property. Have you noticed the dark spots on your property, and wondered what they are and how to treat them? Mold or algae, as result of the conditions we described, spread rapidly over buildings’ sides and roofs. This isn’t is just unsightly, it’s a health hazard.

Mold can trigger allergies for those susceptible, and may be harmful to asthma sufferers. A good offense against possible home invasion is to eliminate mold from the exterior. A professional power washing company can provide the services you need to clean your home and treat the exterior of your property. Except for artillery mold (which is responsible for speckling your house with tiny, tar-like black freckles), pressure cleaning with the right know, washing solutions and equipment can return your house to its pre- mold or algae appearance, or better, in some cases. As sections of property you never realized were affected come clean, you can breather easier about both your health and infrastructure. You should also know that vinyl manufacturers connect mold to brittleness. Contact a professional power washer, such as Shepherd’s Company, to discuss our services and or have us look at your property and determine how we may help you. Our services can be a alternative to costly remediation approaches that cost thousands of dollars more.

Helpful hint: regarding the artillery mold (also called “shotgun fungus”) mentioned above: it’s linked with wood mulch, which contains the spore masses. These attach themselves to your home walls and are virtually impossible to remove. Prevent their invasion by raking mulch so it can drive (fungi thrive on moisture).

 

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