Home maintenance company, Prime Shine, recommends moss removal for the safety and longevity of driveways and pavers. The Nanaimo moss removal company services residential and commercial properties from Victoria to Nanaimo. Continue reading
Cobble Hill, B.C., Oct 29, 2020 /prREACH/ -- Prominent Nanaimo moss removal company, Prime Shine Exterior Home Maintenance, has recently mentioned that removing moss from driveways and pavers is essential for safety. The company provides moss removal, window washing, gutter cleaning, pressure washing and siding cleaning services for residential, commercial, recreational, industrial, and condos and high-and-low-rise properties from Victoria to Nanaimo.
Learn more about Nanaimo moss removal at https://primeshine.ca/.
Mosses, or the taxonomic division Bryophyta, are small, non-vascular flowerless plants that typically form dense, green clumps or mats, often in damp or shady locations. There have been approximately 10,000 types of moss identified worldwide. Mosses are beneficial for preventing soil erosion and flooding; however, they can be detrimental to buildings and landscaping due to moss's ability to hold onto large water quantities.
"If you live on the west coast, you're familiar with cloudy and rainy days. Unfortunately, this is exactly the type of weather that moss and fungi need to grow," says the company's senior spokesperson. "Moss soaks up moisture, and in a wet climate like the Pacific Northwest, a mossy roof means a perpetually wet roof." While the presence of moss on a roof can cause damage to shingles, affect the integrity of a roof, encourage bacteria and mold growth and increase the chance of water leaking into a property, moss can also pose a safety concern when present on driveways and pavers.
To prevent potential damage, removing moss from driveways is essential. Once established, mosses lock in moisture that can damage the surfaces beneath, shortening the lifespan of driveways, pavers, walkways and other outdoor areas. Moss can accelerate the crumbling and deterioration of bricks, cause pitting and speed up cracking and crumbling inside existing flaws in concrete.
Because of its ability to hold water, even a thin layer of moss on a driveway or walkway can become slippery and hazardous. Moss can grow back quickly. Even when dried out, it can simply be rehydrated and come back to life. The company suggests the following tips to help keep moss at bay:
- Prune large or leafy branches and shrubs overhanging a driveway or walkway to let in as much sunlight as possible.
- Turn sprinklers, so they do not water driveways or pavers.
- Use a stiff-bristled brush to scrape off existing moss.
- For extensive moss problems, utilize the services of a professional.
The moss removal company states, "We use tried-and-true preventative treatments to keep moss and other rot-causing organisms away. We first remove as much of the moss as we can. Secondly, our moss prevention treatment is applied to the affected areas to terminate spores and any remaining moss, which will deaden and dry, a process you will see happen within two weeks of the first rain. Weather will abrade away remaining dead moss without harming your plants, home or pets thanks to our environmentally friendly treatment."
Nanaimo moss removal recommends moss treatment every 12 months. The company offers a Maintenance Plan to take the worry out of scheduling.
For those interested in learning more about removing moss from pavers, or requesting a free estimate, visit the official company website at https://www.primeshine.ca/estimate.