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Frequently Asked Questions

I Hear Many People Ask ‘What Are The Advantages of Having My Home Power Washed?’ and here are the main reasons :

My House Has This Green Muck Growing On The Sides and The Roof, What Exactly Is This Green Stuff?

It could be one of several things. In our experience, we have found this ‘green stuff’ to be one of the following (or a combination of) algae, moss, lichen, mold or mildew. Any of the listed item will cause the greenish colored growth that you see on your roof or siding. While they all are similar in appearance, there is a difference between them, however no matter what the issue is, it really needs to be removed. If your location gets a lot of rain, or is heavy in moisture / humidity, this growth is encouraged by the environment. If not removed in a reasonable amount of time, the stains may become permanent. You’ll want to have that greenish growth removed as quickly as possible.

Why Does My Homeowner's Insurance Company and HOA Care If My Home Has Mold Growing Outside?

If you live in a neighborhood or community that has a HOA (Homeowners Association), they may have ‘rules’ in place which affect the appearance of your property and home. A HOA usually wants your property to be presentable and clean since it affects the value of others in the same community. They may have certain rules and regulations in place where you must remove the mold from your siding and/or roof, otherwise you risk being fined a fee. Your homeowner’s insurance does not want to be liable for someone getting sick because the mold on your house has gotten out of control. Many homeowner insurance policies have a clause in it which specifies that if any mold grows on the outside, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove it as quickly as possible. If left alone to grow, mold can infiltrate into the actual structure of your home and begin to have a serious impact. Wood will eventually rot causing the stability of your home’s structure to be significantly decreased. Mold will feed on paper, wood, glues, and other organic substances. If left alone even longer, mold could creep onto interior walls, ceilings and floors which could have a major impact on the structure’s stability.

Why Should I Soft Wash My Roof?

The process of a Soft Wash was originally designed solely for the purpose of removing algae, mold and mildew off of the shingles of a roof. The process is known for being less aggressive to your roof and its shingles when compared to a straight out power washing. The formation of algae, mildew and mold on your roof can also create an unhealthy environment for you and your family to be in. Soft Washing your roof safely removes all bacteria, algae, mildew and other organic growths, which keeps you healthy and your home / building looking its best.

Does Power Washing My Home Help Me Deal With My Allergies?

The short answer is Yes! … How does it help you ask? When the weather begins to get warmer, you’ll definitely experience elevated allergen levels. If your home/residence has mold growing, most people (and pets) will suffer from wheezing, coughing, throat swelling, and other respitory issues. These health problems will affect most everyone, especially those with allergies / asthma. In fact most allergy sufferers will experience those problems in a much worse way due to their increased sensitivity. If you’re constantly breathing in these contaminants, odds are your chances of experiencing problematic infections of the lungs, along with a multitude of chronic sicknesses. Exposure to the type of mold that can grow can cause other health issues too including problems breathing, difficulty sleeping, skin rashes and even trouble concentrating and focusing. People with allergies and/or asthma will most likely see their symptoms get even worse with the presence of this mold. It needs to be addressed and removed as quickly as possible.

Why Does This Green Growth Only Show Up On Certain Sides of My House?

It appears that this mold forms and grows quicker when more moisture is present. The more moisture a side of your house sees, the greater the possibility that mold will grow there. Almost all houses/buildings have sides that get a good amount of sunlight, while other sides may not and usually stay shaded. The lack of direct sunlight, coupled with the presence of high moisture will usually do the trick. Often there will not only be green growth, but you may see growth so dark that it appears black. This can be cause by soot if you live near chimneys that exhaust either wood or oil-based fires. Yellow stains may also be found, and they can be caused by insulation that is breaking down somewhere behind your siding. Other stains can be cause by gutters that are not properly aligned which would force water to run down the side of the house, instead of it properly going through the gutters and down spouts.

Why Is Gutter Cleaning Important?
Keeping your gutters clean and free of obstructions is extremely important in the care of your home or building. If your gutters and not clean, you’re risking damage to your roof. When water flow is blocked in your gutter system, it will cause the rainwater to overflow and create a very costly need for repairs. Ignored water damage from clogged a clogged roof and cause an entire roof to need to be fixed or replaced. Avoid most water damage issues by keeping your gutters clean so the rainwater can flow without obstruction. Water accumulation also helps retain debris which can turn out to become a welcome home for rodents and pests. Not properly channeling rainwater away from your home can
cause severe damage to your foundation. Avoid all of these issues by keeping your gutter system clean and free of all obstructions.

What Other Advantages Does Power Washing Provide?

power washing benefits

Power Washing saves you money in the long run as preventative maintenance.

Routine Power Washing helps prevent permanent damage.

Power Washing removes allergens, mold and mildew (All things that can make you or your pets sick).

Power Washing prepares different parts of your property for different services (especially if you’re planning on Painting or Staining)

Power Washing will increase the value of your home and property.

All Blast Power Washing & Painting - Fully Insured, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

And lastly, a question we get asked many times over is “Are You Insured? And Licensed?” and the answer is YES, we are Fully Licensed and Insured. Many times, people will forget to ask a service business if they are insured and licensed for the work they perform, and this is a very important thing to know. Accidents unfortunately happen and the last thing you want is for something to happen during your service, which may cost thousands of dollars to get fixed, and the business who caused it does not have any insurance. This would leave you, as the homeowner, financially responsible to get it fixed. No worries with us though, All Blast Power Washing & Painting is Fully Insured (and licensed).

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All Blast Power Washing can be reached at 845-461-1481.