Is the Outside of your House Making you Sick? Exterior Home Cleaning Solutions

You keep the inside of your home spotless and pristine and you call in the professionals to deep clean your carpets. Your HVAC professional keeps your A/C unit running in tip top condition and your air filters are cleaned and regularly changed. But do you keep the outside of your home clean? Homes in Georgia are often built with vinyl siding and wooden decks which have the potential to carry mold spores and other antigens especially in the hot and humid summer weather. Temperatures are soaring into the 90’s and pollen/mold counts are at an all-time high. A large number of respiratory diseases, bacterial infections, allergies of all descriptions drug resistant bacteria are on the rise. Could your home be making you sick?

Black Mold and Green Mildew Growth

Mold is a type of fungus that can be found inside and outside your home. Mold thrives in warm and moist spaces and is often the cause of year round allergies. Most mold allergy symptoms resemble symptoms caused by hay fever; you may experience coughing, itchy and watery eyes, persistent sneezing and running nose. Whether you experience year round symptoms or symptoms that occur at certain times will depend on the type of mold you are allergic to. If you have asthma in addition to a mold allergy, mold spores may also trigger an asthma attack with allergy symptoms. Additional symptoms include breathing difficulties, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. Some mold can be toxic to humans; black mold and other toxic molds release toxins known as mycotoxins which can destroy neurons in the brain and lead to a number of other ailments throughout the body, including permanent damage to the lungs.

Pressure Washing Removed Mold!

But there is some good news! You have taken good of care of the inside of your home. Now it’s time to take care of the outside. Mold that is found outdoors is typically orange or red in color given its nature to thrive on decaying plants or moist wood. This type of mold, which can appear slimy, is usually harmless although it can contribute to allergies. Outdoor mold spores begin to increase as temperatures rise in the spring. Mold spores reach their peak in July in warmer states and October in the colder states. They can be found year-round in the Southern states. Outdoor mold; whether orange, red or dangerously black can be removed by a pressure washing professional. Since 2009, Big Moose Pressure Cleaning has been offering complete pressure and power washing of exterior residential homes and commercial businesses.

Contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning and speak with a qualified customer service professional and discuss your pressure cleaning needs. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning uses the latest in soft washing techniques to help protect your property and investment. We offer exterior cleaning of siding, roofs and gutters, brick, concrete, driveways, walkways, patios, decks, pool decks, fences, sea walls and garages. We are licensed and insured for your protection and are available 24/7 for your convenience. We offer the consistent quality you can trust! Contact us today to talk about all of your exterior cleaning projects.