Having a balcony at home allows you to enjoy some me time. You can use small plants to decorate your balcony to make your space vibrant and smell fresh. A side table and rocking chair or a swing will turn this space into your relaxation zone.
However, balconies also invite the neighbourhood pigeons. Consequently, your balcony will need a good cleaning because of the pigeon droppings. If you don’t clean the droppings soon, it could pose a health hazard. So, make sure you clean your balcony as soon as you can.
Follow the steps given below for efficient cleaning.
Ingredients to Keep Handy:
b) Dishwashing liquid
d) Scrub pad
Step 1: Prepare Yourself
Bird droppings can be potential allergens. So, wear a face mask and protective gloves to avoid any kind of allergic reaction.
Step 2: Use a Floor Cleaner
To clean the bird dropping stains, use a solution of vinegar and dishwashing liquid. Mix 1 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of water and 2 tsp. of dishwashing liquid. Pour it on the stains and allow it to rest for 15 minutes. Then scrub with a brush. Rinse with plain water. Once you have cleaned, it is important to also disinfect the surface to maintain hygiene. Disinfect the floor with Domex Floor Cleaner that contains Sodium Hypochlorite as an active ingredient which kills germs. Use as directed on the pack; test on a small hidden area and rinse to check compatibility first.
Step 3: Wipe the Floor
Now, wipe off the floor cleaner from your balcony using a disposable microfibre cloth. For stubborn stains, pour the floor cleaner directly on the stain and wait for another 10 minutes before wiping it off.
Step 4: Wash the Floor
Finally, wash your balcony floor with water to ensure you remove every bit of the cleaning agent and the droppings. This will also help you get rid of the foul smell.
Step 5: Safely Dispose of Cleaning Cloth
Do not let bird poop enter your kitchen area. Make a separate dustbin to dispose of the microfibre cloth you used to clean the bird droppings from your balcony.
Now that it’s clean, step into your balcony and enjoy the view!