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3 Reasons to Destroy Pollen with Soft Pressure Washing

Having trouble breathing with all the pollen in the air? Chances are you see it coated everywhere. You see yellow dust coating parking lots, your car, and even your home.

While you can wash your car and rain may wash away the pollen on parking lots, rain won’t necessarily be enough to rid your home of the yellow film of pollen. That’s why, at Blue Wave Pressure Washing in Wake Forest, NC and surrounding areas, we offer soft pressure washing to help residents purge their homes of the coat of pollen. Not only that, soft pressure washing is a great way to get rid of the grime you accumulated this winter. From all the ice storms to the built up leaves from this fall— your home definitely could use a wash.

Still not sure if you need it? Here are 3 more reasons for you to destroy pollen this Spring with soft pressure washing.

1. You Can Breathe Easier

If you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, it’s important to get rid of the yellow stuff as soon as possible. If you don’t, it could be a health risk. In fact, in 2012, scientists at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies researched the effects of prolonged exposure to pollen on asthmatic children. They found that,

Exposures to even relatively low levels of weed pollen (6-9 grains/m3) were associated with increased shortness of breath, chest tightness, rescue medication use, wheeze, and persistent cough, compared with lower exposure among sensitized children taking maintenance medication.”

According the the The NC Division of Environmental Quality’s current reports, the pollen count is very high, at 1067.3 grains/m3. According to yearly records, although in the lower range, since March, weed pollen has surged. That means if you have any weed pollen coating your home, you should get rid of it ASAP. While you may not control the weather to prevent allergy problems, you can at least get rid of the pollen covering your home with soft pressure washing.

2. It Won’t Destroy Your Yard

Worried the pressure washing will destroy your garden? Soft pressure washing is actually the perfect way to get rid of pollen, without destroying your yard. While traditional pressure washing may damage landscaping stones, raised beds, and wood fences, Soft pressure washing is at a pressure where the only impact it will have is on the cleanliness of your home. That way you can have a pollen-free home and protect your garden.

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3. The Process Cleans More Delicate Surfaces

If you need to clean mildew or pollen off of your roof , we typically recommend only a soft cleaning (using about 1/3 of the pressure of your average garden hose). Roofs are especially delicate and can be easy to damage even with soft pressure washing. Certain types of siding like cedar shake, pressure treated lumber, and some types of flagstone need a more delicate touch than even soft pressure washing can provide.

In addition, roofs should never be pressure washed using the same methods you would for, say, a parking lot. Many shingle manufacturers and roof installers explicitly include language in their fine terms that will void a warranty if roofs are exposed to heavy pressure washing techniques.

With the delicate touch of soft power washing, you can make sure you lose the pollen without losing any part of your siding or roof with it.

Ready For Soft Pressure Washing?

If you’re ready to get rid of the pollen covering your home, don’t hesitate to seek the help of Blue Wave. Whether you’re selling your home or just want to avoid another letter from your homeowners association, soft pressure washing your home is an easy way to protect your investment and restore the original beauty back to your property.


Homeowners across Raleigh, Durham, and Cary have raved at the incredible difference that Blue Wave has made to their property. Whatever the size or shape of the project, we stand ready to provide clients with the Blue Wave Guarantee – Dedication to deliver a quality work product, through responsive personnel and timely services. If you’re ready to get started, contact the experts at Blue Wave Pressure Washing today.


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