The Hidden Dangers of Autumn:
When we think of a season’s dangerous weather, we naturally think of winter’s ice and snow, of summer’s violent storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Rarely do we think of autumn. But there is a hidden danger in autumn that can affect your safety outside of your home.
Fall’s foliage is magnificently beautiful. We love how the crunching leaves beneath our feet herald the start of all things cozy. And yet those fallen leaves are also magnificently dangerous when conditions turn wet.
Because of the waxy substance of the leaf, water pools on top of leaves, leaving roads and walkways dangerously slippery. In fact, it has been noted that roads covered in wet leaves are just as dangerous as roads covered in black ice. The difference is that leaves are generally ignored as a threat. However, there are more accidents due to wet leaves on roads than black ice.
This danger is not relegated to the roads, but also relevant closer to home: driveways, walkways, and patios. Adding to the foliage potential is the problem of shade-loving moss and algae growing and thriving amidst leaf covered surfaces. Not only does this create a hazardous environment for humans, it also decreases the lifespan of the material on which it resides. What can be done?
Autumn is the ideal time to remove buildup and treat flat surfaces to inhibit further growth of moss and algae during the wet and dark winter. Conscientious homeowners take the time to sweep away leaves and debris from walkways, keeping them safe for family, neighbours, and delivery men. But removing the slippery hazard of moss and algae requires a bit more.
A FLAT SURFACE CLEANING, using only water and pressure, will clean your walkway, patio, or pavers, leaving no trace of filth. However, if you have any moss or algae buildup, a DELUXE FLAT SURFACE CLEANING is necessary to treat the surface with specially formulated detergent and pressure to eradicate any growth on these surfaces and prolong regrowth by sterilizing these surfaces, making them inhospitable.
- Treating flat surfaces in the fall removes buildup and the danger of hazardous surfaces.
- Treating in Spring removes any growth that may have begun in winter.
- The homeowner can take note of areas of growth or buildup and edit planting overgrowth in those areas that could contribute to shade or still water on walkways.
- Schedule your DELUXE FLAT SURFACE CLEANING now. Let GRIME FIGHTERS leave you with peace of mind, knowing that you have taken appropriate action to keep your property safe, and remove the hidden danger of Autumn.