How Do I Remove Bird Poop Faeces Stains From My Concrete Driveway?
Ah, the glorious sound of sweet little birdies tweeting merrily in the morning! Aaaand then you go outside and find the sweet little birdies have pooped all over your formerly-pristine concrete driveway. Delightful.
The biggest issue with bird poop on concrete is its acidity level; bird poop tends to be very acidic, and over time can eat away at your concrete, wreaking all kinds of havoc in the process. Removing it as quickly as possible is ideal, but even if the poop is old, it’s still worth the effort to remove it.
Our 4-step method below works extremely well for the removal of bird poop and bird poop stains from concrete. If just the thought of all that scrubbing and hosing leaves you feeling exhausted, give the experts at Stone Surface Specialists a call at 801 856 0164 – we’ll have your concrete polished up pronto!
What you’ll need:
- Garden hose
- Regular liquid dish washing detergent
- Natural fiber scrub brush
- Dust pan
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Hose off the surface to remove as much of the mess as possible before you bring in the ‘big guns.’
- Spread a thin layer of liquid dish washing detergent over the stain. Rub the detergent onto the poop stain with a natural fibered scrub brush. This will loosen the stain and help lift it from the concrete surface.
- DO NOT RINSE!! Yet. It’s better if you cover the detergent/bird poop mess with sawdust. The sawdust will absorb the poop stain, soap and water. Leave the sawdust on the stain for approximately twenty minutes and then sweep it off with a stiff broom and dust pan.
- If any discoloration from the bird poop is still left, treat it with a mixture of 1tbspn 12% hydrogen peroxide and 3 drops ammonia. Pour onto the poop stain and leave to sit for about thirty minutes. Cover with sawdust and sweep it off.
If this radical solution doesn’t have your concrete as sparkling and glorious as you’d hoped, give Stone Surface Specialists a call at 801 856 0164.