How Pressure Washing Can Help With Allergies

How Pressure Washing Can Help With Allergies

It is the time of the year for watery eyes, runny noses, and itchy throats. Pollen is our least favorite part of spring, and not only can it be troublesome for those who have allergies or asthma, but pollen makes everything look dirty. We can all agree the pollen count has been especially high this year, and unfortunately, it can remain on your home’s exterior if steps are not taken to remove it properly. It’s not a pleasant experience when you walk out to your patio or walkway and discover the surface is covered in pollen.

So, even when you want to enjoy your outdoor spaces, layers of allergens can drive you back inside. Pressure washing is a great solution because it will clean mold, mildew, and pollen effectively from the siding, driveways, decks, and other outside areas of your home. 

 

How Pressure Washing Can Help with Allergies

What Is Pollen, and Where Does It Come From?

Pollen comes from the flowering trees such as Ash, Birch, Cedar, Elm, and others that are usually blooming during the spring season. It’s a powdery yellow substance that settles comfortably on any type of surface. Some people might think it’s pointless to clean the pollen every day during the spring season because it will just come back the next day. However, if you don’t get rid of the pollen, it can lead to other problems. The pollen can be brought into your home through shoes, clothing, and pets. It can make the interior of your home dirty and unsanitary but also turn into mold and leave an unpleasant yellow stain when there’s moisture or humidity.

How Do I Get Rid of Pollen?

One solution to pollen would be removing the source, whether it be pruning the trees, downsizing, or uprooting the trees. Another affordable and more environmentally-friendly option is pressure washing. It’s a great solution to get rid of stains and other contaminants caused by pollen and other dirt, mold, and mildew that is on the surface. You can clean your walkways, patios, siding, roof, and concrete-based surfaces around your home with pressure washing. There are other preventive measures to deal with pollen in the Spring, however, pressure washing is one of the quickest and most effective options. 

What Types of Surface Can I Pressure Wash?

Materials such as brick, stucco, and siding (aluminum, wood, and vinyl) all benefit from pressure washing. You can also pressure wash decks, patios, walkways, and driveways. Each surface requires its method and level of pressure to avoid damaging the surface. 

When Should I Pressure Wash My Home?

Depending on where you live, in most areas, tree pollen makes the biggest mess and typically does throughout the early days of June. If you have allergy sufferers in your home, consider investing in a quality pressure washer, or hire a professional pressure washing service to regularly clean your home throughout the season. If the pollen proves more of an annoyance than a health concern, you can wait until the end of the season. 

Does Pressure Washing Require Any Prep?

Yes, there is prep work to be done before you pressure wash your home. Patch any cracks and chips on stucco and any damaged mortar on brick. Allow repairs to dry for at least a week. Before pressure washing any type of surface, wet and cover nearby plants to protect them from the chemical cleaning solution. Also, cover light fixtures and outlets using plastic sheeting and painter’s tape. Close all windows and doors to avoid making a mess of the inside of your home while cleaning the outside. After pressure washing, reseal your brick if necessary. 

Before you make plans to pressure wash your home’s exterior. Follow the directions on both the pressure washer and any cleaning products involved. If pressure washing seems above your skill and comfort level, turn the job over to a professional, and enjoy the clean results. 

Mobile Magic Pressure Washing

The pollen season can be stressful to deal with on your own. It is best to call a professional pressure washing service to take care of your property. Mobile Magic Pressure Washing can tackle all of your outdoor pressure washing needs at an affordable price. Contact us or visit our website to get an estimate today

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