Why Is It Important to Keep Algae Off of Our Walking Surfaces?

In the state of Maryland, we’re no stranger to hot and humid summers. As a result, we’re also used to pesky algae growth that usually creeps in when both the air and the ground are just the right moisture. The good news is that this growth should have very little effect on the structural integrity of your concrete sidewalks. Even still, there are three notable reasons why you should make it a priority to keep algae off your walking surfaces.


Again, algae should only have a minimal effect on the structural integrity of your concrete sidewalks. However, permanent discoloration is likely to occur if the algae growth is ignored for long enough. If you prioritize keeping algae off your sidewalks with routine power washing, this isn’t an issue you will have to worry about. On the other hand, if your algae growth becomes severe enough, your best chance at fully restoring your sidewalk‘s original color may, in fact, be replacing it altogether.

Unfortunate Aesthetic

You’ve probably worked quite hard to get your yard to where it is today. Yearly pruning, mulching, and routine tasks in between, such as mowing and watering, genuinely take a lot of effort! So why spoil all that hard work by letting this one component of your home’s exterior subtract from the overall appearance of your property?


Algae can be extremely slippery, especially when it’s already wet outside. If you’ve ever tried to cross a stream and slipped and lost your footing on a rock along the way, there’s a good chance the algae on that rock contributed. Now picture that feeling, except it could happen at any moment on your property. At best, this will lead to slips that will startle you but leave you injury-free. At worst, you or a loved one could potentially seriously harm themselves on this easily avoidable hazard.

Keep Algae Off of Your Walking Surfaces with Peak Power Wash

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.



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