Frequently Asked Questions
1. Health: Mildew and black mold, are not only major health considerations in relationship to allergies, etc., but left untreated, they can become detrimental. Mildew build up on cement areas may become very slippery and very dangerous as a result – e.g., pool surrounds, etc.
2. Material Damage: Dirt, mildew and algae may build up in degrees sometimes not visible for many years. Mildew and algae usually becomes most visible first under soffit areas or overhangs. The width of the soffit or overhang will usually determine how far down the siding the initial mildew and dirt has spread. Where they accumulate, they can cause rotting of wooden window sills, increasing the deterioration of roof shingles especially along the roof lines adjacent to siding, above garages, etc. These are also areas where mildew may creep behind siding and is very common in vinyl and aluminum siding, where wood joins the roofline, rotting may occur. Before repainting your home, this is essential for good paint adhesion. Repainting of your home requires powerwashing first to provide a clean surface for the areas to be painted. Painting over dirty surfaces is the prime factor in what is called intercoat peeling. Intercoat peeling results from an application of a paint or film forming product that improperly bonds to the surface that it is applied to as a result of that surface not being clean. Drying times are as essential for painting over moisture induced wood because it will cause premature paint or coating failure.
3. Asthethics or Curb Appeal: Keeping your home clean, not only increases property value but a clean appearance also reflects in your area. If you are reselling your home, this is a very nominal investment to attract and engage a potential buyer.
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