Cleaning a brick home is important. The brick material can attract dirt and debris in small cracks. This allows your home to appear grimier that it actually is. Washing your brick home once a month can make it appear well managed and clean. In addition, after a hard rain or windstorm, cleaning the brick home will maintain longevity. This will keep your house in pristine condition for years to come. You can use products from your local home improvement store to completely clean brick homes.
Things You'll Need
- Painter's plastic
- Hose cleaning spray
Obtain supplies. Painter's plastic or several tarps are useful to protect plants, dirt and trees next to the house. In addition, you need a nozzle with a strong stream and a cleaning product that attaches to your hose. Mold Armor House Wash or DR House Wash Spray is safe on brick material. These products attach to the hose to receive a quick cleaning spray.
Lay the plastic. Arrange the plastic over small plants and over all dirt areas. For larger trees and shrubs, place the plastic around the base over the dirt and roots. Complete this step around the entire home.
Close all windows in the house. Wash one side of the home first.
Attach the nozzle to the hose. Turn the settings to a strong spray. Begin washing any loose dirt and debris from the home.
Fasten the cleaning product to the hose. Remove the nozzle and then screw the cleaning product on tightly. Squeeze the trigger. Start at the top of the brick house, and use a sweeping motion from left to right. Then move down the home in rows.
Unscrew the product from the hose. Reattach the nozzle. Rinse the soap and remaining dirt from the home.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for the remaining sides of the home.
Remove the plastic gently. Do not let any soap fall on the dirt or flowers. In addition, be soft so as to not damage the plants.
Tips & Warnings
- Read the label on the cleaning product. Check for safety on brick as well as a non-toxic formula.
- Photo Credit Seier;http://www.flickr.com/photos/seier/2141693607/
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