The Best Way to Wash Eggs Off of Your House
With Halloween and Mischief Night only a week away, every homeowner should be taking the proper precautions for protecting their properties (say that five times fast). Sure, you can bring any outdoor decor into the garage — but what happens when someone eggs the actual house?
Tackle the Residue
You want to remove egg as fast as you can, so try to wake up as early as you can the following morning — before it dries too much. Start off by taking the time to remove any large pieces of egg still stuck to the house. The best option is to use a soft-bristled brush to scrape away as much egg as you can.
Hose It Down
Power washers work best, but if you don’t have access to one, a regular hose works just fine. If possible, use warm water and low water pressure (so you don’t damage your siding or brick). Start by washing the area of the house below the egg stains — this way any egg that is washed off won’t stick to the house. Wash the egg downward until all (or most) of the egg stain has been removed.
Use a Cleaning Solution
If you find that the egg stain still remains after hosing it down, you may have to apply a cleaning solution. When using a cleaning solution, apply a small amount to the affected area to see if it is removing the stain and/or removing any paint from the siding. Some cleaning solutions include:
- Non-Bleach Laundry Detergent
- Hydrogen Peroxide (for light-colored siding only)
- All-Purpose Household Cleaner (alkaline-based)
- White Vinegar & Water Solution
The chances of your home being egged on Halloween or Mischief Night are pretty high, depending on the neighborhood you live in. When you’re over maintaining your own property and want to leave it to the pros, contact Ambrosio Landscape Solutions. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 762-5167.