We’ve all seen a house with an exceptionally dirty roof at one point or another. At K&R Commercial Cleaning Solutions naturally we tend to see these kinds of houses more than most. But even if you’re not in the business of roof cleaning at all, there’s something that you should know about living with a dirty roof. In essence, a dirty roof isn’t only unsightly to the eye, but it can also cost you more money and even adversely affect your health.
Yes, it will Affect Your Health
No matter how you cut it, fungi spore will always have a negative impact on your health. While many reports chronicle the effect of mildew on those with allergy problems, the fact remains living in a mildew infested home can make anyone sick. In Louisiana and the Southern States, the black stains on our roofs are caused by Gloeocapsa magma, this is a blue green algae that’s predominantly found in warm and humid climates… something we are all too familiar with here in Louisiana.
Although not all mildew and fungi pose immediate dangers to our health, some forms are dangerous. This is especially true for families with older folks, toddlers and those who suffer from respiratory issues such as asthma. How exactly does the fungi make its way into your home? Well, there’s the air-conditioning system for starters. But also, when it rains, the spores makes its way to our driveways. These are the same sidewalks and driveways that we walk on before making our way inside the house. This makes the spreading of fungi spore easier than you might imagine.
All About Energy
Did you know that having a roof that’s covered in black growth can also directly impact your electricity bill? If the potential of getting sick doesn’t get your attention, this just might! Did you know the “dark stains” on a roof act as a sponge to absorb the sun’s heat, which causes a rise in the temperature inside a home or building, creating higher air conditioning bills. The dirt isn’t just dust – It’s alive!
In other words, when your roof is covered in algae or mildew, it forces your air conditioning system to work harder. This in turn leads to higher electricity bills. Research has proven that a clean, light-colored roof absorbs a lot less heat. This in turn reduces the cost of electric bills.
Damage to Your Roof
While affecting your health and utility bills are considerable setbacks of mildew and algae, let’s not overlook the most obvious and costly effect that it will have. It can and will slowly destroy your roof! Most people are aware that roof repairs are expensive. Now imagine if you had to replace your entire roof because it was eroded and damaged so badly. Mildew and fungi will eat away at your roof and make costly repairs necessary.
K&R Commercial Cleaning Solutions, we are equipped with the skilled employees, proper tools and industry-leading cleaning products to make unsightly mildew and algae a thing of the past. No longer do you have to worry about that dirty roof decreasing your curb appeal, making your family sick or increasing your electric bills. By combining a unique low-pressure technique with a potent but environmentally-friendly cleaner, we have the know-how to make your roof look like new.
Contact us now so we can swing into action and help you take the preventative measures that will get your roof clean once and for all!
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As a premier company specializing in residential and commercial soft wash services, we are dedicated to providing customer service that is second to none. Whether you have a black and green streaked roof infested with mildew and algae , or a shopping plaza, we offer many exterior cleaning solutions. We offer exterior house cleaning, roof cleaning, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots and more.
K&R Commercial Cleaning Solutions inc. in Houma and New Iberia LA provides Soft Wash exterior cleaning in Houma, Thibodaux, Morgan City, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Iberia, and surrounding areas.
We strive to save you both time and money by combining our use of soft wash technology, the highest quality materials and equipment, and our dedication to delivering an exceptional experience. We will not leave the job until it is finished and you are satisfied.
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