In the right conditions, cyanobacteria, a form of algae, can show up and begin to multiply on your home’s siding, roof, and other surfaces. While you might be able to ignore its unsightly nature, that is not a good idea, and trying to clean it off yourself could be an even worse plan. Professional house washing is the best and safest way to deal with algae growth, particularly if you have this common blue-green bacteria.
The first thing to know is that its presence can be harmful to you, your family, and your pets. Cyanobacteria produces toxins that can make you ill. This is also why it is not recommended that you try to handle your house washing yourself. Another issue with DIY house washing is that you’d likely use a pressure washer, which is known to be ineffective. It will remove the appearance of the algae, but not kill the bacteria itself, so it will simply return again and again. The solution to this problem is an innovative house washing process called softwashing.
At WhiteWater SoftWash, we want to advise you that not all softwashing processes kill bacteria. We are an authorized SoftWash Systems professional, using their specialty equipment and eco-friendly products that are highly effective on killing algae, yet safe to be around. The softwashing system is gentle enough to be used even on shingle roofing without voiding the manufacturer warranty like pressure washing can do. If you would like to learn more about our house cleaning services in Atlanta, Georgia, reach out to us today to schedule an appointment.