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Shotgun & Artillery Fungus

Have you noticed some “tiny black specks” on your siding that looks like insect feces and seems impossible to remove? Those tiny black specks are actually the mature spore masses expelled from the fruiting bodies of fungus known as Sphaerobolus Stellatus.

Shotgun fungus gets its name by firing spore masses in the air for as little as two feet to a maximum distance of thirty feet, speckling siding, down spouts and windows. It is harder to remove these pores the longer they have been in place. However, in most cases we can generally remove about half of the shotgun fungus. The water pressure will usually”skin”the outer surfaces of the spore. This will then leave the spores exposed to the sun, which will then “bleach” them off the siding. There is no product that kills shotgun fungus, but you can keep it at bay. You might consider switching to inorganic mulch, such as stone or pea gravel. Prior to the application of inorganic mulch, we recommend a complete removal of the existing mulch in order to lessen the chance of reoccurrence.

Oxidation

When metal is exposed to rain or humidity, it slowly deteriorates and causes oxidation. A good example of this type of oxidation occurs on your gutters as the aluminum is exposed to the elements of the weather, such as rain, snow etc. The metal starts to stain a grayish film, which during the hotter months of the year bakes onto the gutters.

 Power washing can work wonders on vinyl siding, but does little to remove the oxidation that can be found on most trim and gutters around the home. Nothing short of a long and grueling hand scrubbing will take care of a tough case of oxidation. You can attempt to wash gutters down all day and never succeed at removing any of the oxidation. This is one of the most difficult stains to successfully remove.

Runoff

Occasionally, when power washing your home a small amount of water will get behind the siding. Hours after we are done and gone, the water will start to make its way onto the exterior surface of your siding. As it drips out, it will usually pull some dirt out with it, resulting in a mark down the side of the home.

There is a simple soultion to this problem, all you have to do is simply give the runoff area a quick spray with the garden hose to rinse away the mark.

 

Bad Pressure Washer Bad!

Don't Hire This Guy!

With continued problems in the economy there have been a lot of new “fly by night” pressure washing companies that have surfaced in the Raleigh area recently. How can you choose the best pressure washing company so that your hard earned dollar doesn’t go to waste?

As with any contractor, when shopping for a pressure washer, the first thing to look for is testimonials. Any reputable pressure washing company will have testimonials. See what others are saying about the company. If it is not good, can you rightly expect good results?

Also do not base your decision solely on the absolutely lowest price. Pressure washing involves shooting water at sometimes high pressures at your most valuable possession. In the hands of an inexperienced person, this can cause severe damage or injury. Do you really want to entrust your home to the lowest bidder? Rather, look for professionalism, quality, knowledge and appearance.

Lastly, while not every job requires a big, expensive, skid-mounted pressure washer. You should be concerned if a pressure washing contractor arrives at your home with the same 2 gallon per minute pressure washer that you almost bought yourself at the home improvement store! Consumer grade equipment might indicate the use of consumer grade cleaners which are not as effective at lower pressures as commercial grade cleaners. Besides, why pay someone to do the exact same thing you could?

ARC Power Washing has been proudly serving the Raleigh/Triangle NC area for over 15 years! Our client testimonials speak for themselves. Call us today (919) 889-0733 and experience our world class service for yourself.

Why Raleigh Keeps Choosing ARC Powerwashing:

  • Experience, Experience, Experience!
  • Our Powerwashing and Pressure Washing Services are designed to Keep Your Home Looking it’s Best!
  • We Take Great Pride in Caring For Your Home
  • We are Trained & Experienced Professionals
  • We Use the Finest Equipment & Supplies
  • We Work Around Your Schedule!

 

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We hope that you choose ARC Power Washing for your house cleaning needs and look forward to providing our services to you.

Why Raleigh Keeps Choosing ARC Powerwashing:

  • Experience, Experience, Experience!
  • Our Pressure Washing Services are Designed to Keep Your Home Looking it’s Best!
  • We Take Great Pride in Caring For Your Home
  • We are Trained & Experienced Professionals
  • We Use the Finest Equipment & Supplies
  • We Work Around Your Schedule!