Around the home there are certain elements that can pose a threat to you or your home and even both. Some of the common hazardous substances that is commonly found around a home are mold, mildew and even soot. When these elements are discovered around the home, they can be easily dealt with by pressure cleaning. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share how mold, mildew and soot are dangerous elements and how pressure cleaning can help rid your home of these common hazards.
How Hazardous is Mold on Your Home?
Mold is a well-known microorganism that can be extremely hazardous to human and animal health. Mold can also lead to the decay of a number of materials used inside and for the construction of the home. There are many different types of mold and some are more dangerous than others. Mold usually has a fuzzy texture and can vary in color. Mold can be black, green, brown, orange, yellow and gray. Mold release spores into the air to spread. If these mold spores are breathed in or makes contact with the skin they can lead to infections and illnesses. Mold also eats away at the surface it developed on, which is why wood will rot and other materials will break down. When mold is discovered, you will want it removed as soon as possible. Mold will stretch deep into the surface it is growing on which makes it difficult to remove. Pressure cleaning is powerful and can remove mold, even those that are deep within the material. Pressure cleaning is a fast and effective way to remove mold on the outside surfaces of your home.
Is Mildew Harmful to Your Health?
Mildew, like mold, is part of the fungi family. Mildew is often underrated and most people do not consider it to be much of a threat. However, mildew can be just as harmful as mold. Like mold, mildew can pose a hazard to the health of the household and will also decay the surface it is growing on. Mildew doesn’t penetrate nearly as deep as mold, which makes it easier to remove. Mildew is a common problem on wood and is found thriving on decks and other wooden surfaces. As mildew will lead to the decay and rot of the wood and other organic materials, should the mildew spores be breathed in, it can lead to prolonged health problems. Like mold, mildew should be removed as soon as it is discovered. Pressure cleaning can remove mildew in no time at all and ensure the health and beauty of all of your exterior features.
What are the Dangers of Soot?
You will have soot buildup along fireplaces, fire pits, grills and along any surface where a fire was in close proximity to. Soot may not seem like a major problem, however soot is not as innocent as it may seem. Soot is a combination of acid, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen. Soot can lead to a number of respiratory conditions and trigger asthma attacks, leading to bronchitis and even heart disease. It is important to take precautions when cleaning soot. Pressure cleaning can safely and effectively clean soot stains and remove all of the soot.
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