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Allergens and Your Home

Lancaster County can truly be a strange place. Beautiful and lively, no doubt, but in regards to weather and allergens? It can’t get any more bizarre. 

As Lancaster County residents, we know that the weather can change in a flash. One day, the heat is sweltering, and the next day, you’re shivering under a jacket. In the morning it is pouring down buckets, but by dinner time there is sunshine and rainbows. Sometimes, the allergens in the air can be like that too. One day, you’re okay, the next day, your sinuses ache, and you’re sneezing and coughing. 

However, sometimes allergies stick around longer than you want them too. Sometimes even permanently. Even in the safety of your own home you are unable to escape dreaded allergy symptoms. And that isn’t just because of the air. 

Mold absolutely loves to stick to your home. Your roof, siding, brick, solar panels, and gutters may be completely coated in mold. If you have been facing terrible allergies that you just can’t escape from, it’s probably because of the mold problem on the outside of your home.

And trust us when we say that mold growth is not your fault! With the high humidity of Lancaster County, it is only natural that mold accumulates on your house! But this high humidity not only affects you and your health. In addition to making your allergies worse, mold also devalues your curb appeal. 

When you have lived in your home for a while, you stop seeing things like dirt and mold because they show up gradually. As homeowners, we look at our homes and have the tendency to see it in the exact same condition it was in when we first started life there. Reality is, things change and deteriorate. And mold is one of those things that can get in all the wrong places and keep growing throughout the years until you have huge problems. 

So, how do you get rid of mold? Lucky for you, Atkins Deck is well versed in home exterior cleaning. Our experts rely on power washing to get the job done right every time.

Now hang on a second, isn’t power washing pretty intense? How do we know that power washing won’t damage siding or crack solar panels? Actually, at Atkins, we practice soft power washing. This low-pressure method of home exterior cleaning is an effective way to clean all areas of your exterior. While it is tough on dirt and grime, blasting it away, it is gentle on your home itself. And with experience power washers in control, you can rest assured knowing that your stone, siding, brick, solar panels, roof, and gutters will not be damaged.

So this summer, you have the option to say no to intense allergies and give your home a helping hand. Sure, you could always try it yourself, but you run the risk of doing a significant amount of damage to your home. Not only that, you can damage what is around your home. A poorly aimed pressure washer can knock out flowers and vegetation you have worked so hard to grow. That is why you should always trust professionals who will be thorough and careful as they get the job done. If you are interested in seeing how Atkins Deck can serve you this summer, set up a quote with us! No matter how big or small of a job, we are here and ready to help!