Hamilton, Auckland and their surrounds are disappearing under a sea of green algae. There are houses that desperately need washing all the way from Orewa to Otorohanga.
It's incredible how quickly it's happened actually - the algae has really taken hold and bloomed just in the last month.
Algae is funny stuff and I won't speculate what's prompted the invasion other than to say something clearly suits it climatically. Much more so than this time last year, that's for sure.
If you have green patches, it's worth washing it away now. My honest advice is to not wait until spring or summer - be rid of it now. Why? I hear you ask: because algae and its good friend mould have a habit of waiting in a nascent form in your cladding and when you suddenly become aware of it visually, you're really just seeing the icing on the cake. Or the tip of the iceberg, if we're to stick with the oceanic analogy.
Algae and mould will wash away really well when they first appear and because we're thorough, we make sure you have no spores remaining that will seek to recolonise your freshly washed home. So in summary, if you wash away the green now, you don't need to worry yourself that it will come back over the course of winter and mar the finish of your home when spring comes.
Algae and mould both like to pretend they're a harmless, sludgy substance that just hang around for a while until they find something better to do with their time, but in reality, they'll both pit your paint if left to proliferate.
It's so easy to wash it away before it gets traction and now is definitely the right time to do it.
Wash your house clean of mould and algae. It's a great feeling having a clean house, you're doing your paint a huge favour, and you'll be saved from further appalling pieces of line art from yours truly.
Feel free to give us a call on 0800 647 336 anytime to discuss how.