Banish Those Black Streaks!

Posted April 22, 2018

It’s time to talk about your roof.

Sure, it’s still working as it should - it’s the literal roof over your head, after all - but is it living out to its full potential?

If there are black streaks on your roof, the answer is an automatic “no.” And it’s time to take action.

The Scoop on Black Streaks

Black streaks are one of the most common property issues in our part of the country. But what they are, and why they need to be addressed, can remain a mystery. Get the fast facts:

  • What
    Black streaks are caused by gloeocapsa magma. This bacteria is naturally occurring and thrives among the material that makes up your roof. As it grows, so does the streak.
  • Why
    It's essential to remove black streaks - after all, they're actively feeding on your roofing. With proactive care, you can prevent deterioration and permanent damage.
  • How
    Our soft washing service invests in the long-lasting quality and curb appeal of your roof. We use this approach to kill existing gloeocapsa magma and prevent it from making a comeback.

With professional roof cleaning, you can bid farewell to black streaks. But you can also go one step further - you can rest easy knowing that your roof is here to stay.

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.