Dirty House? Fight Back Against Algae, Mold, and Mildew

Is your house looking a little dusty? dirty? grimey?

Do you have green, brown, and black streaks or stains on your siding and gutters?

Mold, mildew, and algae can make your home look dirty and run-down. It’s important to remove these stains to keep the look of your home fresh and clean.

First let’s identify what type of “junk” you’re dealing with…

What Makes a Dirty House?

Algae on Vinyl Siding, Dirty House,


  • Algae is caused by dirt, dust, and grime that naturally accumulates on your home. 
  • These things cause algae to grow because it feeds on it.
  • The stains can look green or brown.  
  • Long term effects could be permanent staining.  
Algae on Vinyl Siding, Dirty House,


  • Mold and mildew can be caused by several factors: moisture/humidity, lack of sunlight, and dirt build up.
  • Stains look black or brown.
  • Mold can be dangerous for allergy-sufferers and can also cause structural damage to the home if left unattended  

What can you do?

  1. Schedule regular cleanings with First Choice.
  2. Keep trees and bushes trimmed back and make sure they are not planted too close to your home
  3. Maintain gutters and downspouts to prevent leaks and water damage
  4. Make sure the house has room to breathe (enough ventilation to keep moisture from hanging around on surfaces)
  5. Check siding for damage, warping, peeling, and dislodging.

First Choice specializes in the cleaning and removal of all mold, mildew, and algae from your home’s exterior.  Yearly cleanings help maintain the clean look of your home’s exterior and keep regrowth at bay.