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Celebrating Summer with a New Pool House


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Celebrating Summer with a New Pool House

Have you recently installed a beautiful pool at your home? Perhaps, you’re concerned about your loved ones walking into your house wet after splashing around in the pool. Consider hiring an experienced contractor in your part of the country to build a pool house for you. Depending on your personal desires, you might want your contractor to build a bathroom and living space in your new pool house. Installing a small kitchen in a pool house is also a wonderful idea. On this blog, I hope you will discover some of the most common residential projects contactors complete during the hot, summer months. Enjoy!

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4 Steps For Removing Mold On Your Home's Siding Using Vinegar

If you have mold on your siding that is marring the appearance of your home, you may wonder if there is anything you can do to kill the unsightly growth. If so, use the four steps that follow to remove the mold using white distilled vinegar.

Step 1:  Cover Your Valuable Plants

Before you begin, cover any valuable plants close to the house, such as shrubs, trees, or flowers, with plastic. Vinegar is caustic to plants and could either burn the leaves or kill the plants themselves if soaked up by the roots.

Step 2:  Spray Vinegar And Water On Your Siding

Once you have covered your plants, it is time to spray vinegar and water on your siding. This is done using a garden hose and a spray bottle attachment.

Pour straight vinegar into the bottle, and then attach it to the hose. Turn the water spigot on full blast, and saturate the siding.

Whenever you no longer detect the strong scent of the vinegar, turn off the water and refill the bottle. If you have a large home, you may need to refill the bottle several times.

After you have covered all of the siding, let the vinegar soak into the mold for about a half an hour. Then, go on to the next step.

Step 3:  Use A Sponge Mop To Scrub Stubborn Mold

There may be areas on your siding that have especially thick mold growth or stains. For these areas, use a wet sponge mop with a handle extension to scrub the surfaces thoroughly. Then, apply straight vinegar to the mop, wipe the surfaces you scrubbed, and let the vinegar sit for an additional half hour.

Step 4:  Rinse The Siding

After letting the vinegar penetrate the mold, rinse the siding with clear water. To do this, replace the spray bottle attachment with a regular garden hose nozzle. Turn the nozzle until it has a strong stream, as this will act as a pressure washer to remove the dead mold and vinegar.

Using the above steps twice the first month and once a month after the initial cleaning should kill the mold and keep it from returning. However, if you find you have stubborn mold or the growth has caused damage to your siding, you may want to speak with a siding contractor about any options available to you, from having it professionally cleaned to replacing the siding.Click here for info on cleaning services.