As spring rolls along, you may need to contact a pressure washing services provider to remove the increase in dusty specks of white, yellow, or green matter on your home. These tiny grains of pollen have a web-like surface that enables them to stick fiercely to surfaces. Flowers will attract these seed grains as part of their reproductive process, but for allergy sufferers and homeowners, pollen can be a health nuisance. Often, the best way to remove heavy pollen build-up is by pressure washing the exterior of your home, garage, deck, patios, cars, and driveways.
Removing Pollen from Home Exterior
As warm weather arrives earlier and earlier every year, the pollen count from trees, flowers, weeds, and grasses are picked up by the wind, insects, and other animals and deposited onto homes, cars, and other outdoor surfaces. But, you don’t have to scrub this biological mess away. The easiest and most effective way to clean exterior walls is to partner with a pressure washing company that knows how to protect your home’s exterior surfaces while totally removing all remnants of pollen.
If you attempt to remove pollen by scrubbing, it would take quite a bit of elbow grease and climbing dangerous ladders to do a complete job. Most homeowners know that this type of exterior home cleaning is a job that best left for a professional pressure washing company. The benefit of powerwashing pollen away is that this process will also remove the pollen that collects within the window screens, window frames, and under your home’s overhangs
Preventing Surface Pollen From Entering your Home
The first step in reducing indoor pollen is eliminating it from the home’s exterior surfaces. Here are some other tips to preventing the pollen on the outside of your home from seeping into your house and vehicles:
- Keep cars in a garage or under a carport
- Rinse off your car more regularly
- It’s best to keep house windows and doors closed
- Install HEPA filters on HVAC system for better filtration
- Wipe feet on a doormat before entering your home
- Dust and clean interior surfaces more regularly
While this sounds like a lot of work, if you are allergic to pollen then it may be worthwhile to have a professional pressure washing service do the exterior cleaning for your home. Another consideration is to plant only trees and flowers that are not high pollen producers. According to the University of California Cooperative Extension, petunias, orchids, zinnias, iris, impatiens, bougainvillea, bird of paradise and geraniums are less likely to cause allergic symptoms.
Avoid planting trees such as cedar, elm, oak, mulberry, olive and ash close to your home, as these trees are more allergenic. If your family is suffereing from the annoying symptoms of allergies due to this year’s high pollen count, contact Griff’s Power Washing Services for residential and commercial properties. We specialize in soft washing of Roofs, Low Pressure Siding Cleaning, Driveway Cleaning, Patio Cleaning, Deck Cleaning and Deck Staining.