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daveb722
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Just wondering about best practices for the mildew on my porch roof, was going to get a power washer and chemicals, but are there any tips that have worked well for you that you can share?

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Exit Zero
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If it is reachable with a mop - a simple bleach solution should work just fine.
I slightly modified a sponge mop but used a typical string style mop just as effectively before -- lot less 'drippage' with the sponge model.

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daveb722
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If it is reachable with a mop - a simple bleach solution should work just fine.
I slightly modified a sponge mop but used a typical string style mop just as effectively before -- lot less 'drippage' with the sponge model.

Great idea, thanks

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Alana33
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Spray bottle with Clorox and water, a ladder and cleaning cloth.
That way you get it all. I usually have my handyman do the cleaning as have lots of covered deck space.

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Oldie1
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We have success removing mildew inside using white vinegar instead of bleach.

As Alana said--spray it on, wipe it off. The smell dissipated in about an hour--probably less if you're using it out side

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