If your home is in a moist area and frequently exposed to sunlight, it’s likely the perfect place for algae to grow and spread. Unfortunately, algae is unsightly and difficult to remove by hand, but, aside from improving your home’s appearance, there are several reasons why you should consider addressing any algae growth on your house.
Algae growth is not a very welcoming sight, and it only gets worse if left untreated over time. If your siding is coated with a pesky layer of algae, be sure to trust a power washing company that uses a soft wash technique. A standard pressure wash will remove the stains, but there’s a risk that your siding will be damaged as well. Soft wash uses lower pressures and a combination of environmentally friendly detergents. As a result, a soft wash will remove the stains and the bacteria causing the growth in the first place.
Avoid Potential Health Risks
There are actually some health risks of leaving your algae untreated. In the spring and summer time, the algae may contain allergens that keep you and your family from fully enjoying your time outdoors. Blooms of blue-green algae that spread to your property can pose even more serious threats like a sore throat, headaches and other cold like symptoms.
It’s a Warning Sign
If you see algae on your home, it could be a symptom of a greater problem. Algae requires moisture to grow, so moisture has to be coming from somewhere. There’s a chance that its actually getting trapped under your siding. If you have an older home, the risk of moisture getting trapped is even greater. You’ll want to address this promptly before long term damage beings to set in.
Peak Power Wash Is Here to Provide You with Professional Pressure Washing
Peak Power Wash provides experienced home power washing and pressure washing to the greater Carroll County, Howard County and Baltimore County areas. We are proud to help homeowners give their homes, decks and patios extra TLC without doing damage to any of their
property. To learn more about our services, call us today at (443) 686-WASH or visit our website.