It can be very unpleasant to have mold or mildew growing on the outside of your home. It is unsightly and can lead to various health problems. It can also be quite difficult to remove exterior mold or mildew, as they can be stubborn and have a tendency to grow back. But there are ways to get rid of exterior mold and mildew and get rid of them for good.
Exterior Mold Removal and Exterior Mildew Removal
Due to the recent flooding in the area around our office we have been getting a lot of requests for exterior mold removal or for us to checkout other problems associated with mold and mildew growth. It is for this reason that we decided to create this article to let people know more about mold and mildew on the outside of their homes, and how to get rid of it. But first, let’s talk about the difference between mold and mildew.
Mold and Mildew – What’s the Difference?
In casual language, most people will often use the terms mold and mildew interchangeably. However, mold and mildew both represent a different type of fungus, but they are very closely related. They both grow best in similar places and under similar wet and warm conditions, and they both emit an unpleasant odour. But most varieties of mold are fuzzy and dark coloured. Mildew tends to be flat and lighter in colour, although there are mildew varieties that can be quite dark. Both kinds of funguses can grow on the exterior of a structure, especially after that has been water damage, such as from a flood.
Why Mold or Mildew Grows on the Outside of Your Home
The kind of moisture that flooding brings can lead to the ideal conditions for mold and mildew growth. But fungus can grow on a home even without extreme weather conditions. Plants and trees that grow close to a structure can cause moisture to accumulate and remain on the walls of the structure, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. So, keeping your bushes and trees properly trimmed is a good way to prevent mold problems. Also, the location where the soil meets your foundation can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew, as this is often where mold growth starts before it travels up a wall. Keeping this area free of standing water with proper drainage will go a long way in preventing mold and mildew growth.
Health Risks of Mold and Mildew
When it comes to the health risks associated with mold and mildew, there are many that you need to be aware of. Mold tends to be more harmful than mildew, but we still recommend that you try to minimise your exposure to the powder and spores that mildew creates. Extended exposure to mold or mildew can cause various kinds of respiratory problems, headaches, allergies, joint pain, inflammation, and fatigue. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and you have a problem with mold or mildew it is advisable that you get the mold or mildew removed as soon as possible.
Removal of Exterior Mold and Mildew
When it comes to exterior mold removal and exterior mildew removal, it is best to leave it to professionals. The House Washer has a team of experts who can perform mold removal and exterior house washing services. Our team has a number of different tools and cleaning options available depending on the severity of the mold and mildew growth. We might use a bleach solution, or a heavy-duty cleaning solution made up of trisodium phosphate. You can rest assured that we always use chemicals that are safe for your family and pets, as well as safe for the environment. Mold and mildew removal also requires a lot of scrubbing and elbow grease, but that’s nothing that we can’t handle.
The Mold Removal and House Washing Experts
The House Washer is the leader in mold and mildew removal. We also provide concrete cleaning services and house washing Brisbane wide. If you are in need of exterior mold removal or any other kind of pressure cleaning or house washing service, get in touch with us. If you are interested in contracting The House Washer for exterior house cleaning, you can do so by calling 0419 671 057 or by requesting a free quote.