To prevent mold and mildew on the outside of your house, keep shrubs and trees trimmed away from the house.
Watch this video to find out more.
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Denise asks: How can I keep mold from growing on my house?
Danny Lipford: If you live in a part of the country that gets a lot of rain and has high humidity, you’re going to have a little mold to deal with on the outside of your home. Here’s a few ways you can control it.
First of all keep all of the vegetation trimmed back from the painted surfaces. That’ll discourage the growth of mold. Then if you have some mold and you have to clean it, well, here’s a few tricks there.
You can use bleach and water. You’ll want to use one part bleach, 10 parts water to create a good cleaning mixture. Or you can do like the professional painters do, and use TSP or trisodium phosphate for a great cleaning solution.
Then, to keep yourself off the ladder as much as possible, use an aluminum extension handle, a stiff bristle brush to do all the work.