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How do you clean algae off of bricks and concrete?

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A mixture of vinegar and borax will kill most algae growing on bricks and concrete. Homeowners do not need harsh chemicals to get rid of these pesky growths.

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Before getting started, it is important to rinse off the area to get rid of any excess dirt and dust. Next, homeowners should mix 1/2 cup of vinegar and 1/2 cup of borax in a bucket of warm water and apply the mixture to the area with a sponge. The mixture needs to sit for a few minutes in order to work. The area can then be worked with a scrub brush to get rid of the algae and then rinsed off with a strong spray hose.

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