The Difference between Mold and Algae on Your Home
Mold and algae look very much the same, but in reality, they are completely different organisms. Algae aren’t generally as dangerous as mold when it is inhaled and it doesn’t stick around as long. But it still needs to be removed from your home. An algae-covered home tends to look run down and causes the entire neighborhood to appear aged.
Algae are plants that looks like moss and grows in humid areas. You may not see too much algae on the siding of your home, since it normally grows on the roof, but it is still possible. This organism will not damage your roof or siding, but it can make your home look terrible from the street.
The chances of you having mold on your home are slim, but it can happen. When it does, it can cause numerous health problems for you and your family. If you happen to start having symptoms that include difficulty breathing, scratchy eyes, a sore throat, and a headache, you may want to look closer at what is growing on your siding and roof. Mold will grow on the inside of your home as well as the outside, so you will want to do a full inspection to see exactly what you are dealing with.
Remove Algae and Mold in Charlotte
Removing both algae and mold are easy with a pressure washer as long as it is on the right pressure setting (low pressure) and you are using the right cleaning soaps. We recommend having a professional tackle this type of project, because you may have the pressure set too high and damage the siding or shingles on your home. On the other hand, you may decide to err on the side of caution and not set the pressure up high enough. That will keep you from completely removing the algae or mold, which means it will continue to grow back in a short amount of time.
Pressure Washing in Charlotte
Pressure washing may not seem too technical, and it isn’t, but we have seen multiple situations in the past that prepare us for cleaning the toughest homes. Take our advice and hire out this job, so you know that it is done properly and quickly. Besides, we are sure that you have many other things that you can do while we’re busy cleaning the exterior of your home.