How to Get Rid of the Green Buildup on My House

How to Get Rid of the Green Buildup on My House

Noticing green discoloration in your home’s exterior? Find out what the buildup is and how to prevent it from becoming a problem. 

What Is That Green Buildup? 

In most cases, the green buildup on your home is algae, but it can also be mold. While algae is relatively harmless, it creates an unappealing discoloration. It is caused by a combination of heat and moisture. This substance remains moist, and it’s relatively easy to clean. 

Mold is more difficult to remove. It will also damage your siding and the underlying wood over time, making it a more serious threat. 

How Do You Get Rid of Algae and Mold? 

Looking for a home remedy to remove the discoloration? Mix one of the following solutions to clean your home: 

  • One part bleach with four parts water 
  • Add ¼ cup of baking soda to every cup of water 
  • Mix equal parts of vinegar and water 

Home remedies are best for small blotches of green buildup. Cleaning larger areas will require more ingredients and more intensive labor. 

The best alternative is hiring a professional pressure washing service. Pressure washing services add special cleaning agents to the water that are specifically designed to treat algae and mold and prevent future growth. 

Preventing Future Green Buildup on Your Home 

Trim the grass and foliage near your home. You should also keep an eye out for poor downspouts and other moisture issues. Keeping your home’s exterior dry will eliminate the conditions necessary for algae and green mold buildup. 

Is It Time for Pressure Washing? 

Chesapeake Property Services provides pressure washing, gutter cleaning, and other home maintenance services. To schedule pressure washing for your home, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 661-4235.