Handyman Billy's Tips for Getting Rid of Algae
How to get rid of algae on driveways, decks and roofs
Thanks for visiting Handyman Billy's home improvement tips pages. Today I am going to discuss a project I just completed cleaning Algae from our deck. As some of my regular readers know, I just had both of my hips replaced so slippery algae is my worst enemy.
After a fairly wet winter, the shady parts of our deck and concrete patio were covered with Algae. In last month's review I used 30 Seconds Cleaner to remove moss from a brick wall and a roof and was more than impressed with the results, so thought I would give it a try to kill the Algae on our deck and cement patio
Read the directions for using 30 Seconds and wear work clothes that you don't mind staining when using this product.
I diluted the 30 Seconds concentrate as described on the label at a 1-1 ratio and filled up my pump garden sprayer with 2 gallons of the diluted product.
I sprayed the solution on our deck in 5' X 10' areas and allowed it to sit for 5 minutes to work on the algae scum. The patio needed more of the 30 Seconds solution because it's so porous so I sprayed it multiple times to keep it wet for a few minutes prior to rinsing.
I rinsed it thoroughly using the jet setting on our garden hose
This quick 2 hour project completely removed all the algae stains on both surfaces and my deck was clean and ready to be sealed for the summer. This was the most simple and down right cheapest home improvement project imaginable for the cosmetic benefits to my deck and yard (not to mention that I can walk on the deck with confidence with the slippery surface gone).
I found their website just by entering “30 Seconds cleaner” in Google search and there is a list of retail locations on their site. I had never really noticed until I was told about 30 Seconds, but it seems to be available just about everywhere in the Portland area.
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