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Why is Pressure Washing Important After the Pollen Season?

birch tree with pollen

It is that time of the year when the infamous dusty yellow film covers the outside of your home, car, and well, everything! Pollen is our least favorite part of Spring. Not only can it be troublesome for those who have allergies or asthma, but pollen makes everything look very dirty. It’s not a pleasant feeling when you walk out to your patio or walkway and discover the surface is covered in pollen and mold. In this blog, we will discuss what pollen is, as well as how to maintain your home after the heavy pollen season. Pressure washing is a great way to remove pollen from surfaces like: 

  • Decks
  • Patios
  • House Siding
  • Driveways
  • Fencing
  • Windows
  • And More!

What is Pollen?

Pollen is a powdery substance produced by plants as part of their reproductive cycle. It is typically released into the air during the springtime when pollen levels are highest. In the United States, pollen levels are particularly high in the state of North Carolina as our vegetation levels are high from grass, trees, and weeds. During pollen season, many people suffer from allergies, as pollen can cause sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes. Some people find relief by staying indoors, closing windows, and using air filters. Others take medication to help control their symptoms.

When is Pollen Season Over?

Pollen season in North Carolina typically lasts from mid-February through mid-May. During this time, pollen levels are high and can cause allergic reactions in some people. Pollen season is caused by the pollination of trees, such as oak, juniper, and cedar. People who are allergic to pollen may experience symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and difficulty breathing. 

The Dangers of Pollen

Some people might find it pointless to clean the dust every day during this season because they’ll just come right back again. 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 makes the interior of your home dirty and unsanitary. Pollen can also turn into mold and leave an unpleasant yellow stain, especially when there’s moisture or humidity. The last thing you want is having stained and discolored windows, patios, decks, walls, roofs, and even the furniture inside your home. One solution to pollen the problem would be either removing the source, pruning the trees, downsizing, or also uprooting the trees.

How To Get Rid Of Pollen

The other cheaper and more environmentally-friendly alternative is pressure washing. It is a great solution to get rid of stains and other contaminants caused by pollen and other dirt that have been stuck on the surface for a while. You can clean your walkways and other concrete-based surfaces around your home with high-pressure washing. Since your concrete acts like a sponge and is very susceptible to an array of contaminants, including pollen. Our pressure washing in Cary and surrounding areas is the most efficient solution to maintain the integrity of your concrete. For other surfaces such as wood, roof, deck, and patio, it’s best to use low-pressure washing to protect the paint and masonry.

The pollen season can be stressful to deal with on your own, but it's arguably better than having to keep snow off of your roof in the winter. It is best to call a professional pressure washing service to take care of it properly. There are other preventive measures to deal with pollen in the Spring. However, pressure washing is one of the quickest and most effective options. Triangle Home Detailing offers expert pressure washing in the triangle area, so you can be sure to have a company that prides itself on 24 hour response time and satisfaction guarantees to remove pollen from your most valuable assets.