Tuesday, September 3, 2013

What is that Black Stuff on my Roof? Answer: Harmful Algae

What is that Black Stuff on my Roof? Answer: Harmful Algae


As a professional licensed painting & Pressure Washing Contractor in Florida, we get daily calls about black stuff on homes and roofs that they want either painted over (ha!) or pressure washed. Well sorry to break it to you homeowners but neither of those services work unless a treatment that consists of a chlorine mixture that actually Kills the algae or mold itself to remove it and keep it coming back for years. This is a chemical treatment which is very important. Killing the algae can help the overall health of the people living inside that house.

Let us explain:

That black algae growing on your roof or home is called Gloeocapsa magma. According to Wikipedia.com "Gloeocapsa magma is a species of cyanobacteria. Cyanobacteria are an ancient line of photosynthesizing bacteria, which photolyze water generating oxygen gas. Ancient cyanobacteria were ancestral to the chloroplasts of all plants on earth. Wikipedia"

Office personnel many times complain about headaches, stuffiness, and sickness each day when present at work. The EPA calls this the "sick building syndrome" What is going on is that algae is affecting the people inside. Killing it prevents these symptoms. Same goes for a residential home.

Not to mention that by not removing this black algae on your home's roof, it can shorten your roof's life by up to 7 years!

Let's stay Healthy and remove that black algae today. Call our offices for further information, 772-626-7159.

Visit our webpage for more information, tips, and advice for your home, http://portstluciepaintingcompany.com/



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