Sometimes it seems that our properties have a mind of their own, doesn’t it? You move in and everything is perfect, yet there are little issues that creep up all of the time, such as green or black organic staining on your exterior siding!
Most people pressure wash their properties to get rid of algae, mold, and organic staining. Nevertheless, it comes back every year.
Do you have this problem? After all that work, there is nothing more frustrating than stepping outside and seeing that you have algae on your exterior walls again!
What is that green and black stuff on my siding?
Tiny organisms that grow on the walls and roofs of houses can be mold, mildew, lichen, moss, or algae. All of these can create a green blotch on the siding.
All of these organisms require moisture to thrive. So, if there is any dampness, it creates the perfect breeding ground for the likes of algae. Therefore, whenever there is some rain outside, this can result in the likes of mold or mildew growing on your house.
Also, if you have not painted your property for a number of years now, there is a good chance the paint can be more porous than it was, to begin with, which can result in the surface being moist for longer. This also gives organisms an easier place to take hold.
Differences in previous paint layers and the porosity of the brick could also explain why you are experiencing some growth in a specific area of your property. There can also be differences in terms of how fast sections of the exterior wall dry after there has been a rainstorm due to differences in insulation or other construction features.
No matter the type of growth or the reason why it has developed on your property, you need to make sure that it is removed correctly so that it does not keep coming back year after year.
We can make sure that organic staining disappears for years to come
The good news is that you do not have to put up with this year after year. Instead, we can make sure that the algae and mold disappear once and for all! To do this, we mix together a proprietary solution that is environmentally safe and biodegradable.
Then we carefully apply that right amount to each type of surface… the amount used depends on the type of surface.
And we allow the solution to work for the right amount of time. Waiting too long or not long enough can cause more staining or allow it to come back sooner than you want.
Then a strong rinse is very important with the right amount for pressure! You don’t want a lot of pressure. Some folks think high pressure is the key. It’s not. The chemicals, the dwell time, and the amount of water used is key. It’s all about getting enough water flow (GPM) to thoroughly rinse and the timing.
This means that the organic staining will stay away for 3-5 years, depending on the severity of the staining and the weather in your local area.
You don’t need to redo the pressure washing year after year
Rather than redoing the pressure washing yourself year after year, which takes time and money, use a professional company instead that knows what they are doing. Not only will this enhance the appearance of your home but it will protect the longevity of it as well. Plus, you will do much less damage to your siding.
A lot of people do not handle pressure washers correctly, as they end up applying way too much pressure!
It is all about getting the balance right. If you wash with too much pressure, this can cause damage, oxidization, and lower the lifespan of your siding as well.
Not all power washing companies are created equally
Not all power washing businesses are created the same, yet the reputable ones will use a low-pressure technique. This is certainly the approach that we use here. You can expect a low-pressure technique, the right amount of dwell time, and quality equipment. This means that your siding will not only look clean but it will enhance the lifespan of the siding as well.
You do need to be mindful, as there are a lot of small pressure washer businesses out there that do not know what they are doing. They simply buy some equipment and call themselves professional power washing experts. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. It is all about the right level of pressure, the right technique, which involves science and educational resources. There is an art to it.
Contact us today for more information about our pressure washing service
If you would like to find out more about pressure washing and how it can benefit your home if you have algae on your siding, all you need to do is give our team a call today for more information. We have many years of experience and we will be more than happy to answer any queries you have, no matter how big or small.