Shotgun Fungus can prove to be a headache for those mulching this spring.

Mulching flower beds is a favorite activity of homeowners this time of year. It makes the property look great. But know that not all mulch is the same and you can’t tell the difference until the signs show up. Those signs are in the form of little black dots on the side of your home or business. “Shotgun” fungus — also known as Artillery Fungus — originates in mulch. The spores can launch up to 20 feet high and stick to any surface. The spores aren’t harmful, but Artillery fungus or Shotgun Fungus on houses in the greater Hagerstown, MD area.are extremely difficult to remove from a home’s exterior walls.

Pressure washing techs can clean nearly every tough stain on a property. But Shotgun Fungus spores are nearly impossible to remove with pressure washing detergents and equipment. Artillery Fungus can infect any organic mulch, and under the right conditions, it will flourish. It thrives in cool, moist, shady areas. The best advice is to prevent the fungus from shooting its sticky spores.

Shotgun Fungus live in mulch and shoot the black dots onto exterior wallsWhen adding mulch, routinely inspect your home’s exterior for two weeks after putting it down. As soon as you see the black dots, remove the mulch immediately. After that, you can replace it; remove it and allow it to “season” and put it back; and/or add mushroom compost to the mulch. None of these options is a guaranteed solution, but the compost has been shown to greatly reduce the fungus’ action.

Did You Know?: The end of April is the BEST time to sell your home this spring. AND, it’s always best to have your home professionally cleaned before putting it on the real estate market.

Complete Power Wash for Pressure Washing in the Tri-state area

Call 301.842.2290 or contact the Complete Power Wash office today for a free pressure washing estimate. CPW has the area’s top pressure washing experts in house washingroof cleaning and deck and patio cleaning. They also clean driveways, fences, chimneys, solar panels, gutters, church steeples and more. They even safely remove graffiti.

Pressure washing by Complete Power Wash in Hagerstown, MDClick here to see images of their cleaning tech’s pressure washing work. They serve the greater Hagerstown area and most of Frederick County, MD. They also clean residences and commercial buildings in nearby Greencastle, PA and Martinsburg, WV.

The CPW staff uses the softwash technique of gentle water pressure and environmentally-friendly detergents. Call the Hagerstown, MD office soon to make sure your home is clean and ready for friends coming over for summer gatherings.


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