Pressure-washing a colony of mold off of your fence may seem like an inconsequential act. It’s easy to scoff at the idea that such pathetic-looking and small organisms can be threatening. Well, if these thoughts are constantly nagging you and tempting you to forego that cleanup, this is the blogpost for you.

A close-up of Aspergillus.

Deadly maladies

It’s not for nothing that plague-spreading fungi make for compelling fiction. Although some people have abnormally strong immune systems, anyone in a fatigued, vulnerable state can easily fall prey to the effects of deadly mold. According to the CDC, exposure to moldy environments can cause many to suffer painful reactions. Those who are immune-compromised or have chronic lung conditions can get fatal infections. Some of these reactions include: Nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, throat irritation, wheezing, coughing, skin irritation, and allergies.

I have mold. Now what?

Promptly dealing with mold can take the form of power-washing, especially when the mold in question is unusually tenacious. For areas that cannot handle being power-washed, thorough cleaning may be the way to go. Hard surfaces with mold can be treated with various commercial products as well as a combination of soap and water. Go ahead: Concoct a bleach solution with 1 cup of household laundry bleach and 1 gallon of water. Banish that fungus into oblivion!

I want to ward off mold.

Detecting mold can range from easy to difficult. If there’s a lot of mold growth, the smell would be sharp and immediately noticeable. If the mold is just starting to form in the shadows, a cursory inspection might not do. Make sure to ventilate the moist areas of your home and enlist a professional for help. Gloves and protective eye wear are a must when looking out for those dangerous spores; they do not tend to announce themselves when they clutch onto your hands.


Microscopic spores released from mildew are often undetectable to the naked eye, but they are not undefeatable. Instead of scrubbing all day long at the fungal growth, tell Hydra Pressure Washing LLC about it. Watch the invasive colonies be destroyed and your home be restored to the former haven it once was!