Algae Attack: How Pressure Washing Can Help You Fight Back

Mon, Apr 17, 2023 at 12:21AM

Algae Attack: How Pressure Washing Can Help You Fight Back

Got algae, but don’t really want it? We don’t blame you! Look no further than A to Z Pressure Washing! With our expert team and expertise, we can get rid of even the toughest algae buildup.

Algae can be a major problem for many property owners. It doesn’t look the greatest and if left too long to its own devices, it can actually cause structural damage. 

When algae grow on a building or structure, they secrete a sticky substance that can adhere to surfaces, such as roofing materials or siding. This substance can trap moisture against the surface, which can lead to rot, decay, and other types of structural damage.

Also, the type of algae makes a difference, too! Some varieties of algae are worse than others for causing structural damage. Black algae is known to be more damaging than green algae. Black algae can penetrate surfaces and create small pockets where moisture can accumulate, leading to decay and rot. It also produces a root-like structure that can anchor itself to the surface, making it more difficult to remove. Red algae can be problematic for certain surfaces, such as roofs, as it can create a staining effect that is difficult to remove. The damage caused will all depend on the type of algae, the surface it is on, and how long it has been present.

Algae thrives in moist environments and can cause surfaces to become slippery and dangerous to walk on. In addition, algae can eat away at certain materials, leading to costly repairs down the line.

That's why it's important to address algae buildup as soon as possible. At A to Z Pressure Washing, we specialize in algae removal using the power of pressure washing. Our equipment delivers high-pressure water streams that can blast away even the most stubborn algae buildup.

Our team is highly trained and experienced, ensuring that the job is done safely and effectively. We use eco-friendly cleaning solutions that are safe for people, pets, and the environment. Plus, we can work with various surfaces, including concrete, wood, vinyl, and more.

Don't let algae take over your property. Contact A to Z Pressure Washing today for all your algae removal needs. With our expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we can restore your property to its former glory in no time!


Will algae come back after pressure washing?

It depends. Algae will come back if the conditions that allowed it to grow in the first place are still present. Algae thrives in moist and humid environments, and it needs nutrients to grow. If you have a surface that is constantly shaded, moist and has nutrient-rich soil, then it's likely that the algae will come back, even after pressure washing.

To prevent algae from coming back, it's essential to address the underlying conditions that contribute to its growth. Here are some steps you can take to prevent the growth of algae:

Increase sunlight: Algae thrives in shady areas, so if possible, trim trees and bushes to increase the amount of sunlight that reaches the surface.

Improve drainage: Algae grows in moist environments, so make sure the surface has proper drainage to prevent standing water.

Use preventive treatments: There are products available that can help prevent the growth of algae. Consider using an algae inhibitor after pressure washing to keep the surface clean for longer.

Regular maintenance: Regular cleaning and maintenance can help prevent the growth of algae. Consider scheduling regular pressure washing services to keep your surfaces clean and free of algae.


Will pressure washing make my algae worse?

No, pressure-washing algae will not spread it. Algae growth is caused by a combination of moisture, sunlight, and nutrients. Pressure washing removes algae from surfaces by using high-pressure water to dislodge and remove the algae, along with any dirt or debris that may be present. The algae itself is not spread through the pressure washing process, but it is important to properly dispose of the removed algae to prevent it from returning. It is also recommended to use appropriate cleaning agents in conjunction with pressure washing to help prevent the return of algae growth.

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