It has been an interesting couple of weeks our lawn mower has went out twice. It had a part go out on it and as soon as we got that fixed, we went out to service a client and ran over a rock breaking the blade. We want to thank each and every one of you for being so patient as we try to get all of you as quickly as we can.
House Washing is a service often looked over as a visual appearance service. It is not a service for that yes it improves the look of your home, however it is more of an upkeep service and in some cases a restoration. The best way I can word it is that you clean the interior of your home because if you don't you will get creepy crawlies, mold and disease. The same is for the exterior, however the exterior of your home is more exposed to the elements and is there to keep you warm and safe on the inside and serve as your barrier from the elements.
Not washing the exterior of your home can lead to very unsafe living conditions and can happen without you even realizing it immediately. It is a slow moving process that is detrimental to your home. Mold, mildew and grime are the enemy of your home as well as the other beings it attracts. Let's take a closer look at these issues.
Mold is grown where moisture is present and unfortunately that is everywhere. Mold is an issue because it easily causes and creates respiratory problems when the mold spores are breathed in through the nostrils. This can create asthma or make it worse, it can even create allergic reactions. It is dangerous and in Missouri black mold is very common. Most homes have black mold, one of the most dangerous molds growing on their home and are very unaware. Having the exterior of your home cleaned yearly can kill off this mold and keep you and your family safe from something unpreventable otherwise. Molds are a fungus that grows in shades of black, blue, red, and green. It is only slightly different from Mildew let's look at that next.
Mildew is also a fungus and is often confused with Mold however it can easily be distinguished from mold by its white appearance. Just like mold however, it is very happy in a moisture filled atmosphere. It also can cause the same health issues as its counterpart mold.
Grime is basically a build up of dirt and other particles. It is created when something hasn't been cleaned like it should. This in itself is basically self explanatory as we all know not keeping clean can cause disease and rot.
All three of these things eat your home they not only cause health issues. When you leave them to fester they rot your home, they deteriorate the siding, and yes even brick and rock. They take away from the value of your home as well by slowly chipping away at the expensive exteriors you have spent your hard earned money on. Worse they attract unwanted critters like ants, birds, and mice. Rodents especially are attracted to the cracks these funguses create. So please have your home cleaned.