THE CONSEQUENCES OF MILDEW
Mildew has in recent years become as much a health issue as an eyesore issue. Mildew growth on a buildings exterior surfaces can enter the building. The spores enter through exposed soffits and roof vents into the warm, stale attic environment. The mold spores then travel into the structures walls and can go undetected for years. Breathing and other health issues have been reported in buildings with mold and mildew infestations.
Our homes and commercial buildings are most often are most valuable asset. Keeping these assets free of damaging and unsightly mildew makes good financial sense. Removing mildew from a structure exterior surfaces not only makes them look new but also increases the life span of each surface.
Local homeowners associations are becoming more diligent in addressing unsightly mildew in their communities. Violation notices from HOA boards are continuously informing homeowners of the by-laws that address each homes exterior upkeep. These letters generally address mildew growing on a structures roof, walls and concrete surfaces. Mid-Florida receives call on a daily basis from distraught homeowners needing immediate cleanings to satisfy their association’s requirements.
When selling a building or home, the first impression or “curb appeal”, can be a critical component. Mid-Florida works with local realtors to help sellers gain a competitive advantage.
Most Floridians have walked on sidewalk or driveway and encountered mildews slippery effect. The combination of a porous horizontal surface and Florida’s tropical climate can yield a very slippery surface. Regular cleanings to remove and kill the mildew will significantly minimize these accidents.