With warm weather just around the corner, there are many considerations to be made about how to tackle your spring cleaning this year. In addition to cleaning out old boxes that you never touch or giving your windows a sparkling finish, consider removing any evidence of pollen with a good pressure wash. Pressure washing pollen is a good way to improve the appearance and safety of your home.
What is Pollen?
Pollen describes the minute, essentially weightless grains of yellowish powder used in plant reproduction. It is carried on the wind or by insects and other animals to facilitate widespread dispersal, improving the chance that it will land somewhere where it can facilitate propagation. Unfortunately, this very haphazard method of dissemination often causes pollen to coat every available surface in sight, including cars, windows, siding, gutters, roofs, and walls.
The Pollen Problem
Though it serves a very useful function, pollen can prove to quite a nuisance more often than not. It collects on surfaces and builds up quickly, leaving a yellow and often sticky residue. This can lead to staining, especially if rain carries the particles into crevices and porous surfaces. It can also make painting exterior surfaces a challenge.
In addition to being unsightly, pollen can also cause health problems. Sinus troubles, choking, and other breathing problems can all stem from too much pollen in the air clogging it up. Those with seasonal allergies especially find that exposure to pollen results in runny noses, itchy eyes, and scratchy throats. Pressure washing pollen away is essential to minimize these problems.
The Perks of Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is a powerful tool for Massachusetts homeowners to utilize to quickly and effectively clean their homes. It can clean away dirt, debris, and even staining in no time, leaving exterior walls practically sparkling. It is a powerful way to improve curb appeal and even extend the lifetime of a building. Perhaps even more important than removing dirt, a good pressure wash can clear away all traces of mildew or mold, which can eat away at exterior wood and stir up allergies and other respiratory issues.
For all its virtues, pressure washing a property must be done correctly, otherwise you can damage your siding or roof shingles. Enlisting the services of a professional pressure washing company can minimize this risk dramatically, since certified technicians will know the correct pressure settings and detergent combinations to preserve exterior surfaces while giving them a thorough clean. We recommend having your home pressure washed regularly, approximately twice a year.
Pressure Washing Pollen
Despite the many virtues of the cleaning service, you may wonder if pressure washing pollen is possible. It’s true that its microscopic size makes the task a challenge, as does the fact that pollen gets sticky when wet. Because of this, some methods of DIY pollen washing can actually make the situation worse. It is also easy to miss spots.
That being said, effectively pressure washing pollen away is possible and far more likely to be successful than simply using the garden hose. Doing so requires patience, an eye for detail, and familiarity with the right settings to blow the pesky particles away without damaging the house. Regular pressure washing can ultimately save homeowners time and energy because pollen and other debris tend to cake onto surfaces, meaning that the longer they are left on, the harder it is to get them off.
Washing away pollen has the happy effect of making a home look like new, clearing up windows, walls, roofs, driveways, and porches, just to name a few. It helps to minimize the effect of seasonal allergies and clears the runway (so to speak) if you are looking to paint your property, giving you a clean slate. We recommend taking care of your power washing just after the height of pollen season. That way you can keep the ubiquitous trespassers from settling into cracks, grooves, and other areas, but the risk of more pollen settling on your newly cleaned surface is minimal.
A Powerful Pressure Wash with Above and Beyond
Whether you are looking at pressure washing pollen or simply need an efficient professional cleaning solution, Above and Beyond has you covered. Our experts can remove dirt and grime from wood, stone, and concrete to give your home a sparkling clean, and our soft washing services are perfect for pressure washing pollen and dirt off of roofs and siding, giving them a fresh appearance and avoiding any damage. For beautiful results, give us a call today to get started.