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What’s On My House?
Mold and Mildew
Typically found on the shady side of your home, mold and mildew growth on vinyl siding and gutters is commonplace in our region. Throughout the year your siding attracts dirt, pollen and other organic matter which provides food for the mold. When you add a bit of sunlight to heat the vinyl, and moisture from rain water, the small grooves on your siding act as a perfect petri dish for growing green and black spots which can cover your house.
Mold and mildew can also be found on wooden decks and fences. Because wood is naturally occurring, the mold works with the dirt on the surface to break the wood down. Even if your deck has been stained or sealed before, the mold and mildew are potentially feasting on the actual stain and sealers you used to try to preserve the wood.
Commonly found as little brown or black spots on your house, lawn furniture or vehicles. Artillery Fungus spores are the reproductive product of the Sphaerobolus genus of fungus. The name comes from the fact that it literally “shoots” its spores into the environment from the ground to spread itself. The fungus lives in the mulch on the shady sides of your home. Artillery Fungus grows best in wet environments, which makes spring and fall ideal seasons for growth.
Dirt and potting soil is often ground into patio, porch and deck surfaces by heavy foot traffic. Usually brought in from the yard, or leached from flower beds and potted planters, decomposing organic matter (leaves, grass, plants) will result in a brown or black stained appearance on your outdoor masonry.
Known as iron oxide, is the end result of a reaction between a source of iron, moisture and oxygen. While rust may be the result of many varied chemical processes, most times homeowners see rust as a result of leaving metal furnishings out on concrete surfaces for extended periods of time. Other causes of rust include exposing concrete to iron rich lawn fertilizers, battery acids from golf carts, untreated lawn sprinkler systems, and/or concrete that has form wire left near the surface or edges.
The black streaks or “tiger striping” on your gutters is actually not mold, mildew or dirt. The striping you see is a product of the tar from your asphalt roofing shingles bonding with the metal on the gutters as it is washed off the roof during rain storms. This cannot simply be pressure washed off; to remove these stripes a specialty chemical is needed to break the electrostatic bond between the tar and the metal.
Efflorescence is a white colored deposit that often appears on masonry (brick, concrete, stucco). The white color is actually a type of salt that is slowly leached out of the masonry through rain events and changes in humidity. Because the masonry is porous, water and moisture move through the masonry and transport the undissolved salts out of the medium. Once outside of the masonry the salts are dried by the outside air, and appears as a white patch or streak.
Chalking and Oxidation
Over time your siding (painted, vinyl, or aluminum) can slowly develop a buildup of chalky powder on its surface. The reason this occurs is because as the material sits in the sun, the UV light breaks down the chemicals that keep the color trapped in the siding. These chemicals can also be attacked by the oxygen we breathe in the atmosphere. While the chalking can be wiped away by hand, rain water also washes the color away and will leave uneven coloring on your home’s exterior.