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cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 26, 2019 10:41AM
other than simple green, anyone have a product to recommend that keeps regrowth down?
we power wash twice a year now.



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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 26, 2019 10:48AM
funny, I have exactly the same issue, and my vinyl siding is sort of green...
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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Schpark
Date: May 26, 2019 10:53AM
Mine cleaned off fine with a house wash mix designed for use with my pressure washer. Coat it with the wash solution and pressure wash it off. Came off easily.



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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 26, 2019 11:35AM
Our vinyl siding installers recommended Spray 9. [www.spraynine.com]

I've used it on small sections successfully, but I haven't the energy to do the whole house. A couple of years ago we hired a local company to do the house the right way. It was $350 as I recall, but they did a nice job and I didn't have to think about it until...well, now. RollingEyesSmiley5
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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 26, 2019 11:59AM
cleaning it, NP. Pressure washer does a great job. But I'm looking for something to prevent it's regrowth every 6 months.



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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: May 26, 2019 12:08PM
Costco has this-Works great
[www.costco.com]
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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Fritz
Date: May 26, 2019 12:31PM
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Ken Sp.
Costco has this-Works great

we looked at that. Does it keep the algae from growing back, at least a little?



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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: PeterW
Date: May 26, 2019 02:08PM
Tried the wet and forget on our vinyl siding. We couldn’t tell if it keeps the crud away since it didn’t do all that well removing it in the first place. Not much effort for not much effect.
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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: May 26, 2019 02:12PM
I just hit it with a bleach solution (1 qt bleach to 3 qts water), cleaned it off and nothing grew back for about a year.



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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 26, 2019 02:28PM
I got my house cleaned "professionally" about six or seven years ago, and it stayed algae free for about 4 years. But it's come back just the same. Since it cost about $700 to do it, I am definitely looking to now do it myself (it's not the whole house, anyway but just the northern sides). Closely following.
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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 26, 2019 02:43PM

The red-rimmed melania, scientific name Melanoides tuberculata


Malaysian Trumpet Snail
This particular species of snail is practically required for any planted aquarium.

malaysian trumpet snail for eating algae and removing from aquariumThese snails are prized for their tendency to scavenge for food underneath aquarium substrate. They are detrivores and will eat plant and protein matter found underneath the substrate while also coming out to eat soft algae.

Their drive to look for food underneath the substrate effectively makes them plow the soil, so to speak, aerating it for live plants. The only drawback is that this species of snail will very quickly and rapidly breed within the aquarium if food is abundant.


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Re: cleaning vinyl siding of algae and moss and phunque
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 29, 2019 09:25PM
....bringin' 'da noise.....bringin' 'da phunque......



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