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Old 03-06-2013, 09:10 AM
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Bleach mix for mildew on house trim

I'm a lawn guy looking for help on my personal home.

I have some mildew and grime building on the trim of my brick home. What's the best none pressure wash way to go?

Was thinking a 4:1 water to household bleach spray would work. Spray it, let it sit, and hose it off.

Any suggestions or recommendations?
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:20 AM
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i was always taught to stay away from bleach, being it affects any termite treat put around the perimeter of a home.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:25 AM
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i was always taught to stay away from bleach, being it affects any termite treat put around the perimeter of a home.
Not to disagree but if that were the case termite guys would put a stipulation in their contracts that would void warranty if bleach was used on the home. No such clause is in my contract with Terminex.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:27 AM
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I use diluted outdoor bleach and house wash all the time on my home. The heavy areas will need a little scrubbing to remove all of it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:51 AM
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I concur with Russell. Allow the mix to dwell on the trim for 10-15 minutes or so and it should clean up fine. (Don't allow it to dry during this dwell time)
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:02 AM
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I would recommend the liquid from the pool store. The concentration is higher and usually contains a little algaecide that will give some after effect too. Always wet the area first and work your way UP not down.
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