Power washing is an excellent way to remove algae and mold from walls and other areas around the home. If not taken care of, mold and algae can cause damage to your property over time, especially on the roof where black mold can get into the shingles over time. Algae and mold can even reduce the efficiency of your home, as mold can diminish the sun-reflective properties of shingles, as well as cause them to break down quicker. The life of your shingles can be reduced by 10 years by algae and black mold.
There are important things to consider when choosing a pressure washing company. First, be sure you are choosing a reputable company, because an inexperienced one can potentially cause serious damage to your home. An inexperienced company may clean using improper techniques, as well as use the incorrect type of chemicals. The outcome of using improper chemicals and techniques can be devastating to property and the surrounding landscape.
When choosing a company, it is also important to pick one that has insurance, so if something goes wrong you know your property is safe and they will be able to pay for the damages.
Lastly, if you are attempting to pressure wash your home by yourself, be sure you are trained and familiar with the equipment before attempting to do so. Pressure washing is a lot more complex than most people think, and it is not difficult to cause damage.
First Choice Power Wash is a full service company which serves Northern New York and Vermont, for both residential and commercial applications. For a complete list of the services we offer, check out our services page.