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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 looks 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.

Where Does Pollen Come From?

So what do you do with it? What exactly is pollen, and where does it come from? It comes from the flowering trees such as Ash, Birch, Cedar, Elm, and others that are usually blooming during the Spring season. It's a powdery substance typically yellow in color and settles comfortably on any type of surface.

The Dangers of Pollen

Some people might find it pointless to clean the dust every day during the pollen 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, either pruning the trees, downsize, or also uproot the trees.

How To Get Rid Of Pollen On Your House

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 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.