Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.
Have you noticed a green tinted staining on the outside of your home or business? If so, you may not know that this could be mold or mildew. This is a very common occurrence if you have vinyl siding. Dirt can accumulate on the siding and this can lead to the mildewing because mildew feeds on dust and dirt. If your home or building is close to trees it may also cause mildewing as well. Another reason for the mildew or mold is excessive moisture or lack of sunlight. Because of this you may notice that the staining may only occur on certain areas of the structure and not the entire surface. Removing the mildew can be very simple to do. One of the most common ways to remove the staining is to have the area pressure washed. There are companies that specialize in pressure washing and can do an excellent job of removing the stains. You can also choose to pressure wash the area yourself. Pressure washers can be purchased from many common retailers and are fairly inexpensive. Deciding to do this can save you money but there are some hazards of doing it yourself. Having the pressure set to high can cause water to seep into the walls of your existing structure causing mold to grow within the structure. So if this is something that you decide to do yourself, make sure to research and read all documentation before beginning the job. Below are other things to be aware of when pressure washing your structure:
- Risk of electrical shock
- High pressure water can cause serious injuries to skin
- Strong spray can throw small objects
- Water seeping into the attic
- Siding loosened or damaged
- Damage to windows and screens
- Accidental Removal of paint
- Accidental Removal of mortal between bricks
- Damages to surfaces
Whether you plan to clean the structure yourself, or hire a company, feel free to contact SafeSourcing. We can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which one meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.