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How do you get bird poop off of brick

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  #1 Expert replied 8 years ago.

This would depend on the amount of work you want to do yourself. The easiest way would be a pressure washer. Just wash the brick according to the washer's instructions. Pressure washers have come down greatly in price or they can be rented at your local rental store. A consideration when removing bird droppings or leaving them alone is Histoplasmosis which will greatly affect your health. A Clorox solution spayed on the droppings before removal will greatly decrease your chances of getting the disease. If you have a small amount you might consider spraying them with a Clorox solution. Let it sit for several minutes to let it act and then scrub with a detergent followed by a good rinse of plain water.

Below is a link to a commercial product made for this purpose.



http://web.birdbarrier.com/BirdBarrier/Site%20Pages/products/ProductsCleaning.htm

Below is a link to several commercial products offered on eBay.



http://search-desc.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&from=R10&satitle=bird+dropping+remover&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&fts=2&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&ftrt=1&ftrv= 1&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1








Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Reply to XXXXX XXXXX's Post: is there another way besides pressure washing?
Expert:  #1 Expert replied 8 years ago.


This would depend on the amount of work you want to do yourself. Spraying them with a Clorox solution. Let it sit for several minutes allow the Clorox to kill the germs and to loosen the bird droppings then use scrub brush to scrub followed by a good rinse of plain water. Most of the time after the Clorox has set for a while the droppings can be removed using a common garden hose full blast.

Experts will also suggest a mask and gloves,

but if you are careful not to breath or get any of the bird droppings on you this precaution can be ignored.

Below is a link that gives much good of information and confirms my information.
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/health_promote_protect/handle_bird_drop_general.htm

Here is another with almost the same information.http://valletta.usembassy.gov/avian_influenza2.html

Below is another, http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ento/TG142.HTM












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