Mold & Mildew
Published December 17, 2016
By Mike Savage
Mold and Mildew Love Moisture
Outdoor molds and mildews can destroy a home's curb appeal. They also harm the structural integrity of building materials resulting in costly repairs. Molds and mildews love moist areas that lack full sunlight -- such as shady decks, porches, and covered walkways. Mold and mildew can become a problem, especially in forested areas like Blairsville, Georgia where ample rainfall feeds the many creeks, ponds, and lakes that dot the landscape. Mold can take over a home's siding, gutters, and even recreational vehicles in one wet summer.
Be Careful - Don't Slip
Mold and mildew are unsightly, do damage, and cause accidents. Safety is an issue when walkways, decks, and steps become covered in slippery green fungus, moss, or algae. No one wants to take a fall or to have to look at the stuff! Paying a professional pressure washer is cheaper than paying lawsuit damages and hospital bills – plus everything is so much cleaner.
Remove Mold and Mildew in a Timely Manner
Homeowners should have mold, mildew, algae, and other fungi removed before damage is done. Mold and mildew slime trap moisture causing wood to rot, metal to rust, paint to degrade, and cement to decay. Don't wait until decks, railings, steps, siding, walls, and fences are beyond recovery before doing something to get rid of the grime. Professional pressure washing is a good idea. It is a lot cheaper than purchasing building materials and paying a carpenter.
What Exactly are Molds and Mildews?
Molds and mildews are a form of fungus. They are distinguished largely by color. Molds appear in shades of black, blue, red, and green, whereas mildew is white. Mildew thrives on living plants and organic matter such as wood, paper and leather. Mold grows on everything from cement and paving stones to metal siding and wooden decks. Both mold and mildew can be hard to remove. Resorting to harsh scrubbing and overuse of toxic chemicals is not the answer.
Consider Hiring a Professional, Insured Pressure Washer
Homeowners, renters, and businesses do not have to live with moldy siding, driveways, decks, and storefronts. Professional pressure washing companies can do the job better, safer, and faster, thus saving the owner a LOT of worry and work – and it's not as expensive as you might think.
Fully insured, Clean Look Pressure Washing owner Mike Savage, is known for being dependable, reasonably priced, and honest. Give him a call for a free estimate or with any questions about pressure washing. Servicing the Blairsville, Georgia , Hiawassee , Georgia , Murphy, North Carolina , and Hayesville , North Carolina areas, Mike goes beyond the expected to provide complete pressure washing satisfaction. You can rest assured that Mike will get your stuff clean. Go ahead – protect your investment with Clean Look. Save wear and tear on your back and knees -- call a pro! It will save you a lot of money in the long run.
* If you choose another pressure washer, don't forget to ask about their insurance. Homeowners should not trust valuable real estate to uninsured pressure washers. When in doubt, ask to see the paperwork.