Signs of moss growing on your home may look pretty at first, but it can cause more harm than you think. Today we’re sharing simple remedies to de-moss your Apopka home.
It seems like moss is everywhere in Florida. With our humid climate, the moist air creates the perfect environment for moss to grow. If your Apopka home is in a shady area, this can also help moss grow and spread all over your roof, sidewalk, and home. Moss may look pretty at times, but it is something that should be taken care of because it can cause materials to degrade at a faster rate. If you have moss on your roof, it can keep your roof wet, causing shingles to blow off easily in a storm. But, we have some simple remedies to de-moss your Apopka home.
The most common way to remove moss is by using bleach. Although this is a quick and easy way to remove it, be cautious because it will kill other plants that are near. If you do choose this method, be sure to cover the plants and grass that you want to save. The first thing is to scrape away as much moss as you can with a putty knife. Then, create a mixture of 50% water and 50% bleach and fill the mixture into a pump up garden sprayer. Wet the surface of moss with the mixture and allow it to sit for about 15-20 minutes. After that, scrub with a scrub brush to loosen the moss and hose it all off to finish.
Another home method is to use dishwashing liquid or hydrated lime. When using dishwashing liquid, use the same steps as above but when creating the mixture, use 4 ounces of liquid compared to 2 gallons of water.
TIP: Clear out branches around your home so that the sunlight can get to the moss. Sunlight will eventually dry out and kill the moss on its own.
Using bleach and dishwater fluid will help de-moss your Apopka home, but it won’t necessarily remove it completely. It is always important to have help from the professionals.
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