How Can You Remove Ivy From Your Brick Walls?

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON November 22, 2021


Ivy is a wall climbing plant that is resilient at the best of times. While it is certainly beautiful, it’s not something that you want on your home. It’s bad news for the buildings that it decides to cling to as ivy is known for holding moisture that can damage your brick. As such, you have got to try and get ivy off of your brick walls as soon as you notice it, but how can you do this?  In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the methods to try, so keep reading if you would like to find out more.

Pull And Cut

The first thing that you are going to need to do is cut the ivy from the root point which will come from the ground. From there, you are going to need to pull the ivy away from the wall, but you have got to be gentle. If you pull too hard, the ivy can damage the brick as it is coming away from the wall. Try to remove as much of the ivy as you can without pulling too hard.

Scrape And Scrub

If you want to try and get more of the ivy off, you can use a plastic or wooden scraper to try and scrape some of the rest off. The problem with this is that if you scrape too hard, you are going to damage the mortar of the walls. Once you have got the stem and root bits of the ivy off of the wall, you might see a number of hairlike tendrils that are still clinging to the brick. If this is the case, you are going to need a dry nylon scrub brush to get rid of these. If this isn’t working then you can use some detergent and water while you are scrubbing.

Hire A Professional

Now you know how you can get ivy from your brick walls, but there is still a risk of damaging your brick and mortar. As such, instead of doing this you should consider hiring Token Cleaning to do the job for you. Using experienced professionals means that your brick and mortar is able to stay in the same fantastic condition without you having to worry about it. With years in the business of removing ivy, the process will be swift and efficient, which is just what you need. Instead of trying to go through the entire process on your own, hiring Token Cleaning’s brick cleaning service will make your life that much simpler.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you can do in order to remove ivy from your brick walls. In some cases this can get a little bit tricky, and it involves equipment that can be dangerous, so it’s important that you do this carefully and safely to avoid issues. We wish you the very best of luck with this!

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