What is mold?
Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. In contrast, fungi that can adopt a single-celled growth habit are called yeasts.
Mold growth requires moisture. The sources of moisture could be Washing, cooking, air humidifiers, condensation or leaks from plumbing or from the outside. Poor ventilation contributes to higher humidity levels and leads to condensation, which also allows mold growth
Molds release small “spores” into the air. So, when mold grows indoors, the number of mold spores and fragments is usually higher indoors than it is outdoors. These spores are small enough that people can actually inhale them deep into the lungs. Inhalation of spores poses the risk of developing respiratory problems. With the exception of winter months, mold spores are always present outdoors.
How to clean Mold, Moss, Mildew, Algae and other contaminants from Concrete?
Cleaning mold from patio decks and a concrete surface can be a time-consuming task and if not done correctly can damage the surface as well as kill plant life around the area being cleaned. This can be very frustrating to a homeowner. Turn to a trusted professional company called 380 Power Wash.
Randy knows a thing or two about removing mold from concrete (as well as moss, mildew, algae and other contaminants) from roofs, driveways and other areas around the house. He’s been running a successful power washing company for many years and service the Dallas Fort Worth and surrounding areas for many years. A family-owned business with staffed 380 Power Wash trucks on the road, he and his team will move fast to rid your home of mold, moss, mildew, algae and other contaminants.
Mold grows by feeding on the organic material and moisture from standing water around your home. Aside from being unattractive, mold also costs us money as homeowners. If this weren’t bad enough, ugly mold, moss and other contaminants stains reduce the perceived value of a home in the eyes of potential buyers, making it harder to get your asking price when you want to sell.
Fortunately, Randy and his 380 Power Wash team can remove mold, algae and other contaminants from deck, patio, siding and all other areas of the home safely, quickly and effectively. The company’s methods are tough on mold, algae and other contaminants but they’re completely safe for people, pets, and home gardens. To protect driveways and other concrete surfaces, 380 Power Wash relies on a three-step process. This begins with the application of a pretreatment cleaning solution, followed by Hot Water power washing using a surface cleaner. Once the concrete surface is cleaned, the company applies a post-treatment of cleaning solution to the concrete to help fight against contaminants return.
How to clean Mold, Mildew, Algae and other contaminants from your Home or Building?
380 Power Wash uses a technique called “soft washing”. Typically, less than 1000 PSI is used to clean a house. Very little pressure is used, with the surface being cleaned by the detergents applied, and then rinsed by the pressure washer. By using lower pressure, there is less chance of harm to the washer or the surface being cleaned.
We first pre-wet any plants and surfaces not being cleaned, then apply their detergent solution on the siding from the bottom up. The solution includes biodegradable wash mix and soap to allow it to cling to the surface more effectively. The solution is allowed to dwell on the surface until all the mold, algae, mildew is killed. Any spots still left are hit with a second application of the solution.
Once all the mold is gone, 380 Power Wash rinses from the top down and washes all traces of mold and debris from the home. Then the home is thoroughly rinsed to remove all soap from the surface, and all plants and other surfaces are thoroughly rinsed with low pressure.
Higher parts of your home are reached using a special tip that can shoot a low-pressure high volume stream up to 40 feet. On very high parts extensions are sometimes used, but all the washing can be safe from the ground without using ladders.
Houses can be washed faster and more efficient than using the “pressure cleaning” technique. Pros using the “soft washing” technique have professional grade equipment that allows for high volume low pressure to safely clean your home.
In summary, to protect your homes from high pressure that can damage your home, it is best to hire a professional pressure washing company that utilizes soft washing techniques
Call 380 Power Wash to remove mold, moss and other contaminants from your deck, patio, roof and other areas of your home makes more sense than trying to tackle the problem yourself. Not only is it more effective, it’s also a whole lot safer. (Falls from ladders are a leading cause of serious household accidents.) Plus, letting the professional at 380 Power Wash handle mold, moss and other contaminants removal will give you more time to enjoy your day in North Texas.