However, with the right knowledge going in, you can quickly and easily remove all mold on those hard to reach places of siding, so you don’t ever have to call in an “expert” or spend hours coming up with a complicated plan to reach and successfully clean tough areas on the exterior of your home.
For your benefit, here are four tips to help with mold removal and mold prevention on hard to reach places of siding.
Use a Pressure Washer
First and most importantly, be sure to use a pressure washer for this project. If you don’t own a pressure washer, then you can probably get by with using a pump up sprayer also, although a pressure washer works best.
By using a pressure washer to apply the mold removal solution, you can ensure that you are able to reach any and all tough areas of siding that have mildew and mold. While you will need to scrub the area as well(I would recommend using a long, versatile scrub brush for this) spraying the area with a pressure washer allows you to pre-soak it with mold fighting solution.
Use a Stronger Solution
The solution you use makes a huge difference. The main form of solution that is used to kill mold and mildew is a diluted form of bleach, which has chlorine that is able to kill mold upon contact.
In hard to reach areas, a good strategy to utilize is to go with a less diluted – meaning more bleach and less water – form of solution. While it doesn’t take much bleach to remove mold on areas that are easy to access, places that are harder to reach will be much more hard to thoroughly scrub, which means the solution will have to be stronger and do more work.
Protect The Plants
Although stronger solution and the utilization of a pressure washer or pump up sprayer should take care of the mold on the siding of the house, there is another concern to be mindful of.
When applying bleach in hard to reach places – which typically have plants or bushes below them – it is important to ensure that the solution does not trickle down and cover the plants. If this were to occur, it can kill the plant, solving the mold problem and leaving you with dead plants – which is problematic in and of itself.
Do Your Best to Prevent Mold
Last but certainly not least, be sure to do your best to prevent mold in hard to reach places. Trust me, I understand better than anyone that this is easier said than done.
However, by trimming the bushes when necessary, keeping an eye on the siding of your home and washing the siding – including the hard to reach areas – often, you can give yourself a great chance at preventing mold altogether.
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