Artillery Fungus can prove to be a major pain for anyone mulching this spring.

Shotgun fungus is found in mulch. Camelot Pressure Washing clean homes in the greater Charlotte, NC area.Mulching flower beds is a favorite activity of Charlotte-area 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. Artillery Fungus — also known as “Shotgun” Fungus — originates in mulch. The spores can launch up to 20 feet high and stick to your home’s exterior walls. The spores aren’t harmful, but are extremely difficult to remove from those walls.

Shotgun fungus or Artillery fungus (black dots on siding) can be removed by Camelot Pressure Washing in Charlotte, NCPressure 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.

When 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.

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The Camelot techs are the Charlotte-area pressure washing experts. They use the softwash technique to safely clean nearly every surface. They specialize in house washingand pressure washing sidewalks, patiosdecks and driveways. They even remove graffiti and install gutter guard protection, perfect for the spring rains.

Camelot’s techs are licensed and insured to work on residential and commercial properties throughout the greater Charlotte, NC area, including our two MAIN service areas of Concord and Harrisburg. In Mecklenburg County, we travel to Charlotte, Cornelius and Pineville. Our techs also travel throughout Cabarrus County, including Kannapolis, Midland and Mount Pleasant. In Union County we offer service to Marvin, Matthews, Monroe, Stallings and Waxhaw.


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