In the pressure washing industry, we are often asked whether pressure washing is a good way to remove mold. Pressure washing and soft washing are excellent ways to remove mold from your home’s exterior. When it comes to mold, it is not only a great way to get rid of the unsightly look of mold; it will also reduce the risk of harmful mold spores making their way into your home’s interior. Our answer is “yes,” our Charleston pressure washing method is an excellent way to remove mold and mildew. But you have to know how to target it specifically using the necessary tools.
Why Does a House Grow Mold?
When you allow water to sit on the exterior of your home along with dirt and debris, fungi spores are likely to grow and replicate. Once they do, you will begin to see mold and mildew on the roof, siding, and other surfaces outdoors. Mold and mildew are both a type of fungi, but mold is much more serious in terms of both your health and staining. Mildew is much easier to clean than mold. Although both can lead to respiratory issues, mold is typically much more caustic and harmful. Both can only exist if they have the right conditions for spores to multiply.
Pressure Washing for Mold
Pressure washing is an excellent way to remove mold and mildew from the exterior of your home. Because pressure and soft washing can be used on multiple surfaces, you can get rid of the mold and mildew growth, and you also cut off the dirt and debris that feed it. Spring and winter are the most abundant times for mold and mildew growth, especially because organic debris is in no short supply. So, pressure washing in the fall is an excellent way to prepare for the winter ahead.
A Mixture of Pressure Washing and Soft Washing
Pressure washing is an excellent way to remove mold and mildew, as well as the dirt and debris that allows it to grow, but it is not safe for all surfaces. If you use pressure washing on surfaces that are not strong enough for the high-powered water, you can inadvertently remove more than just mold and mildew. Using a pressure washer on things that are painted or stained can start to wear away at the stain and paint and lead to significant damage. So, it is important to know what to use where.
Can Soft Washing Remove Mold and Mildew?
Although pressure washing can’t be used on all surfaces, soft washing is a viable alternative to remove mold from your home’s exterior. We use a soft washing technique with solvents that are industry-approved and targeted to remove mildew and mold so that we make sure they are removed from all of your outdoor places. Mold can be harmful if allowed to grow, which is why you need to have both soft washing and pressure washing to make sure that your home’s exterior is mold-free and stays that way.
Mold and mildew are common due to the conditions of the Charleston area. Because mold can cause health problems and staining on your exterior’s surfaces, it is important not only to remove mildew and mold, but to also get rid of what allows it to grow to begin with. At Peppers Pressure Washing, our mission is not only to make your home’s curbside more appealing; we want to keep you and your family safe and healthy. Contact us today to schedule your pressure and soft washing appointment for the fall!