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Reduce Spring Pollen with Soft Washing

Reduce spring pollen

Spring is the Cleaning Season, and if you are from the Upstate, you know that it is also the beginning of the pollen season. If the amount of pollen building up on your house is frustrating you, you might be thinking about trying to get rid of it. However, cleaning the exterior of your home during the Spring pollen season can seem like a waste of time and money because everything is quickly covered in a dusty yellow film.

“Should I wait until after the pollen season to have my house washed?”

In South Carolina, we spend several weeks under a pollen attack during the Spring. Many Simpsonville homeowners choose to wait for the pollen fall to finish before pressure washing, which is understandable but not necessary. Pollen sticks to dirty vertical surfaces, such as the sides of a dirty home, with ease, but it finds it much more difficult to stick to a clean surface. It is simple for the homeowner to maintain their home pollen-free by pressure washing the exterior before or during the pollen season. All surfaces can be simply washed with a garden hose to remove any pollen that gets on your home after it has been cleaned or you can simply just wait on a Spring rain shower.

The soft wash process is unaffected by tree pollen. Killing the mold and mildew spores is the primary goal of having your roof or house soft washed. If left untreated, mold will gradually ruin the paint, vinyl exterior, and roof of your house. Pollen is produced in such a way that it can move by using weather conditions like wind or rain. This is great for your house because when the trees are done producing pollen, the next Spring shower does its job and moves the process along by relocating the pollen to the waterways.

“Can pollen stain my home?”

Pollen can permanently stain areas of your home if left untreated. That staining can become a problem in the appearance of your home, but it may also get into crevices and cracks which makes it difficult to get out. Plenty of people try to avoid pressure washing their home during pollen season. They opt for a DIY solution by just rinsing their homes and cars off with a garden hose, to remove the pollen. This seems to help some, but there are ways it can also make the problem worse. Because pollen is so light, it doesn't always rinse out very effectively. It merely mixes with the water and dirt to produce a sticky mess instead. After being rinsed off, it then cakes itself onto the spot and settles there over time. So therefore, you should call a professional to clean and remove the dirt from your home first.


Are you prepared to get your house power washed to reduce pollen issues in the Spring and prevent stains and other problems that might result from pollen accumulating on surfaces? Contact Palmetto House Washers right away, and we'll be happy to assist you in determining your home's exterior cleaning needs. We're here to improve your home's curb appeal, lessen pollen, and allow you to enjoy every moment of Spring and Summer. A clean and spotless home is a perfect way to achieve that, and we're here to help! Get a jump start before the pollen takes its hold. Let us make Spring-Cleaning a breeze for you this year!

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