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How Can I Remove Stains From My Home’s Exterior (Siding, Eaves, Brick)?

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    LESLIE: Louis in Florida, you’ve got The Money Pit. How can we help you today?

    LOUIS: Well, I’m starting my pressure-washing project, so getting ready to. And I want a product that I can spray on the eaves of my house and on the concrete, like my porches and driveway. And the north side of the house here in Florida – it’s always the north side that gets a little stuff on the bricks down low. And if there’s one product that I can spray on all of it to help break the stuff down, that would help me tremendously.

    TOM: So, are we trying to remove moss, mildew, algae, mold, what?

    LOUIS: Any of that, yeah. It’s more of just the coloration on the eaves: you know, the bug eggs and a little bit – and it’s not really moldy, it’s not really dark. But the eaves, they’re white. And the bricks are pink and that stuff gets a little algae on the north side of the house, down low. And it’s always on the north side of everybody’s house around here, of course. And I just want to be able to not have to spray so violently to get rid of it. I don’t want to do any damage.

    TOM: Right. So, essentially, what you want to do is sort of kill it first.

    LOUIS: Right, right. Is there a product that I could buy just one bottle of or do I need several products?

    TOM: Louis, there’s product called Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser. Concrobium is spelled C-o-n-c-r-o-b-i-u-m.

    Now, Concrobium is well known for killing mold. But the Mold Stain Eraser is the cleaning-solution version of that that will work on not only mold stains but algae stains and other sorts of tough staining issues. So, I would recommend Concrobium Mold Stain Eraser first. And then you can follow up with a preventative coating of the Concrobium Mold Control product, which will go a long way towards stopping any future mold from growing on those surfaces.

    LOUIS: Wonderful. So I guess that’s – it’s got to have instructions on the jug or whatever?

    TOM: Yes, I would follow the label directions for application.

    LOUIS: OK.

    TOM: And it’s had excellent reviews, works very well. And we know the company and we trust them.

    LOUIS: OK.

    TOM: Good luck with that project.

    LOUIS: Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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