Algae is a plant-like, photosynthetic organism that flourishes in any environment with moisture, similarly to moss. Preferring damp conditions, algae is usually indicative of a larger problem going on. Although it usually manifests as patches of green, algae can also be red, brown and even blue. Once you notice signs of growth you should look to hire an algae removal expert ASAP.
While it may seem harmless on the surface, if left, it can actually go on to cause a lot of damage, especially to natural stone. The density of algae can suddenly increase with changes to the levels of sunlight or mineral availability. Hiring an algae removal service provider like Ideal Response before this can occur can effectively prevent the dangers algae poses.
Dangers of Algae Growth
Large patches of algae on pavements not only act as a slip hazard, but also decreases the traction of the material it’s growing on, further increasing the risks of slips. This is particularly risky in high footfall areas, especially on public footpaths. These areas in particular require an algae removal service to prevent the risk of injury to the public.
While algae is unsightly, it can be far more damaging than you could imagine. Like lichen, algae releases acidic secretions which can go on to cause damage to natural stone. In particular, soft stone such as limestone. It’s also known to collect water and dirt, allowing for the potential to affect the stone’s transpiration rate (water movement), which could lead to issues with damp. This further stresses the importance of quick action in regards to a algae removal service.
Algae Removal Experts
With the use of industry-leading technology, Ideal Response is able to effectively and efficiently remove algae from all types of brick, stone or surface without risk of damage to the substrate. Accredited by Stonehealth, we have vast knowledge and experience in returning stone and brickwork to “as new” conditions.
For delicate surfaces our experts can also use DOFF cleaning technology. DOFF technology uses steam and low pressure to clean a surfaces, minimising damage to the substrate. No matter the type of surface or extent of the algae coverage, we can guarantee great results. All of our technicians have been extensively trained to used to the equipment and deliver the algae cleaning service.
Contact Us Today
Contact one of our experts today via our website live chat feature, telephone or alternatively you can submit a web form. Ideal Response is open 24/7 and 365 days a year so no matter when you reach out, our customer service team will be available. Contact us today to recieve your free estimate and set a date for your algae removal service to take place.