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What are these black specks on my house siding and windows?

What are these black specks on my house siding and windows?

Artillery fungus – Common name:

artillery fungus

Scientific name:

species of Sphaerobolus

Artilliery fungus spore masses Shallotte
Artilliery fungus spore masses on vinyl siding

A+ Pro Services, Inc has competed with Artillery Fungus for several years. It seems to be an epidemic in some communities. Because this organic material sticks to house siding and windows, we are confronted with finding a means of removal, because that what we do. Scraping the fungus off the surface is the only effective means of removal, though we have discovered a non abrasive scrub pad (Honey Comb Pad) that dies the trick. Naturally, this is labor intensive but we are in the business to help.  We are excited to introduce some research that remedies your fungus problem and is sustainable to the earth! Please read below what can be done. If we work together, we can get rid of this “shooting problem”! Read more

Pressure Washing VS. Soft Washing- What’s the Deal?

Pressure Washing VS. Soft Washing- What’s the Deal?

Pressure Washing ShallotteFrom a consumer standpoint, there are so many misconceptions surrounding high pressure cleaning. We hear comments like, “I don’t want you pressure washing my painted handrails” or “don’t touch my brick because it will remove the textured finish”. These are all valid concerns, especially when contracting with an inexperienced cleaning technician.

To ease some consumer’s minds and hopefully further the industry’s practices, I am going to share the difference between high pressure cleaning as compared to low pressure cleaning (AKA soft washing) and it’s applications. Read more

Spring Home Upkeep? Don’t Ignore Your Gutters

Spring Home Upkeep? Don’t Ignore Your Gutters

Gutter Cleaning ShallotteWith all the home upkeep jobs that pile up in the spring, it’s easy to forget about cleaning the gutters. Do not ignore this essential chore! If you do not clear debris from your seamless gutters, you could be heading for siding, roof, and structure problems in the months ahead.

Spring has officially arrived, which implies an entire host of outside chores for Brunswick County homeowners. Among the most crucial– but frequently ignored– tasks is checking gutters for winter season debris and damage. Read more

Why Pure Water For Window Cleaning

Why Pure Water For Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning ShallotteWater is comprised of a single atom of oxygen and two atoms of hydrogen. That’s why it’s called WATER. These atoms exist as two charged ions in water. Hydrogen is a favorably charged ion; the other Hydrogen ion is linked to the Oxygen ion to form a negatively charged hydroxide-ion.

The purification process for window cleaning removes all mineral and particle pollutants from the water enabling it to evaporate without leaving any trace deposits behind. No squeegees or other drying techniques are needed for this spot free result. Read more

Cleaning Window Screens

Cleaning Window Screens

window screen ShallotteCleaning window screens can be an aggravating task at times. Here is a simple three-step process that can assist.

Tools You Will Require

  • 3-gallon bucket
  • Water
  • Medium soft brush
  • Meal Soap
  • Lint Free Hand Towels

Window Screen Design

The majority of houses have different sized windows and screens throughout your house. If this holds true, you do not want to mix up the screens due to the fact that, it will become a jigsaw puzzle when it’s time to put them all back.

You can start the window screen cleaning procedure by pulling them all off. If the screens come off from the inside, simply set every one beside the entrance of that space. If they come off from the outside, set every one next to the window that it came from. Read more

Going Green With Pur Water

window cleanigGoing Green With Pur Water

Going Green implies practicing an eco-friendly and ecologically accountable way of life as well as making decisions to help secure the environment and sustain natural deposits.

When it pertains to cleaning and preserving your house, there are a couple of different ways in which expert cleansing specialists like A+ Pro Windows are integrating “green cleaning”. Among the most helpful methods is by utilizing purified water. Cleansed water is water that comes from any source, however has been purified to eliminate any chemicals, containments and overall dissolved solids (TDS). There are many different ways in which water can be purified consisting of deionization, distillation, carbon purification and reverse osmosis. Purified water when cleaning the inside of your home is beneficial not just for the landscaping, flowers, and plants but also for the exterior of your house such as your windows, doors, and exterior surface areas when pressure washing and when washing windows. By using distilled water, you are using less and often no soaps or chemicals. Read more