Clean Algae From Limestone
LESLIE: Russell in Texas needs some help with something going on on the limestone around their money pit. What’s going on?
RUSSELL: I have a limestone border wall for landscaping and I have algae that’s growing all over it.
RUSSELL: I was wondering is there anything I can do to get that algae gone and keep it off.
TOM: Well, yeah, there’s a couple of things. First of all, you can use a siding wash product like JOMAX or – OxiClean? Yeah, OxiClean.
LESLIE: Yeah, OxiClean has a house wash.
TOM: Has a house wash, yep. And you put it on there, let it sit and then you can scrub it off. Now, in terms of keeping it from coming back …
LESLIE: Is it really shady over there?
RUSSELL: Yeah, there’s quite a bit of shade.
TOM: That’s why. You know, if you can find a way to trim some trees back and let a bit more natural sunlight in there, that’ll sort of burn it off.
RUSSELL: (overlapping voices) Well, I’d have to move the house. (Leslie chuckles)
TOM: Well, you don’t have to cut the trees down; you just have to let a little light through. (all chuckle)
RUSSELL: I don’t think I want to move the house. (chuckles)
TOM: Yeah, that would be bad. So, this is what you get for living in paradise.
RUSSELL: Yeah. (chuckles)
TOM: Alright? You’re just going to have to stay on top of it. But if you use a siding wash like that, make sure you let it sit for a while, because then it really gets into the roots of that and kills it and it won’t come back quite as fast. A lot of people just try to blast it off with a pressure washer and that doesn’t always work.
RUSSELL: OK. Thank you much.
TOM: Good luck with that project. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.