Did you know that Mold & Mildew affects as many as 29 percent of us with allergic
reactions? It is true; these unwanted growths are the third most common allergic agents,
according to New York Clinical Ecologist, Dr. Alfred V. Zamm. After mold finds damp, warm,
poorly ventilated area, mold immediately starts to reproduce, bloom, then send new spores
floating though the air looking for more areas to infest. There are approximately 100,000
species of fungi known, but to be more specific, our exterior house mold is called
Aspergillus Niger or Black Bread Mold.
One other type of mold that we are seeing more of is Sphaerobolus Stellatus, aka Shotgun Fungus,
aka Artillery Fungus. This fungus is not always noticed until all of the other contaminates on your
siding is removed. We will do what we can but these stuck on spors may still be visible upon
completion of washing. For more information please read ARTILLERY FUNGUS.
Specifications for Exterior House Washing
- Rinse all bushes, plants and grass prior to applying detergent to the house. (A precautionary measure to not let the detergents dry
on the vegetation.)
- Apply our blend of biodegradable detergents to saturate all of the siding, trim, windows and gutters
with our pressure washer using low pressure. Higher pressure will only be used for masonry surfaces requiring attention
where mold and mildew are present.
- All of our detergents are safe for the environment, plants, grass, animals and your family members. They contain a mild mix of chlorine to kill the algae,
degreasers to release dirt and other surface grime and a rinsing agent that allows for virtually spot free/streak free windows.
- Allow the detergents to soak on the surface for approximately 10-15 minutes to insure all mold, mildew, algae and dirt has released from your siding.
(Re-apply detergents as needed)
- Brush gutter exteriors to remove black streaks. (Homes with dark colored gutters don't typically have this problem.)
- Rinse all surfaces with our pressure washer using low pressure.
(The use of low pressured water is critical to insure no broken window seals, loosened caulk
joints, damaged paint surfaces or water being forced behind your siding, which could cause
long term structural damage)
- Rinse off all the bushes, plants and grass around the entire house as each side is completed.