A Step by Step Guide to Removing Mildew from Your Driveway
Mildew is a kind of mold which easily grows in shady, damp areas. Along with the musty odors and unsightly appearance, mildew also can create a dangerous situation when you’re walking across it, since it’s slippery. Other than improving your driveway’s water drainage and trimming back any shrubs or trees that block light, there isn’t much that can be done for completely preventing mildew. Periodically clean the driveway so that any mildew is killed to help stop it from returning. Below are the steps that you will need to take to clean mildew from your driveway.
Items You Will Need
- Brush with stiff bristles
- Chlorine bleach
- Garden hose
- Push broom
- Rubber gloves
Give Your Hands Protection and Prepare Your Bucket
The first thing that you want to do is put your rubber gloves on. Then fill up your bucket with a solution of 1 cup bleach and 2 gallons water.
Put on a pair of rubber gloves to protect your hands. Fill a bucket with 2 gallons of water and add 1 cup of chlorine bleach.
Dip your brush or your push broom into your bucket and then apply your mixture to the growth of mildew on the driveway. Allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes so that the mildew is killed.
Loosen Your Mildew
Thoroughly scrub your driveway using your brush or push broom so that the mildew is loosened.
Rinse It Off
Rinse your driveway thoroughly using your garden hose. Direct the flow of water towards your drainage area as well as away from grass or plants.
Water your plants near your driveway before you apply your bleach mixture. Plants that are fully hydrated won’t be as likely to absorb your bleach solution.
- Keep your pets and kids away from your driveway while the cleaning is being done.
- Don’t get your bleach mixture upon grass or plants.
About Naples Pressure Washing & Sealing
Doron Nudel is the owner of Naples Pressure Washing, LLC. He’s worked as an exterior cleaning specialist in Naples, FL since 2008. Servicing many areas of Southwest Florida including Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, and Marco Island.