LANDLORDS TIP: GREEN ALGAE WINTER REMOVAL FROM PATHS/PATIOS

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 GREEN ALGAE WINTER REMOVAL FROM PATHS/PATIOS

This is the latest in our series of money-saving tips aimed at reducing Landlords maintenance costs.

There is probably not a property in the Plymouth that has not experienced green algae or mould growth in areas that do not get the sun.

This green growth can be very dangerous and a winter slip hazard when wet.  If not removed at regular intervals will encourage more growth to grow.

This green growth can also be found growing on walls which in itself looks unsightly and can cause damage to paintwork.

 

 

TRY THIS TIP:

The following method requires no hard scrubbing or scraping and is an easy remedy to quickly clear walls and paths

Items required:

                                                5-litres thin bleach

                                                1 Garden Sprayer or Watering Can

                                                Rubber Gloves and Eye Protection

Method: Brush the area to remove loose debris.  Dilute thin bleach with 50% water. Spray or water all affected green areas and leave for as long as possible.

 Repeat process for stubborn areas. Wash down with water when the green growth has  disappeared.

WARNING: IMG_2680Keep all pets and children away from the area and observe the precautions on the label. Avoid breathing the fumes and use adequate eye and skin protection. Wash off immediately any splashes on your skin.

Always test a small area for suitability and avoid contact with plants.

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