If some Halloween hooligans took aim on your home, armed with eggs as ammunition, this is the guide for you!

Step 1: Act quick
You can’t predict when your home will get egged. BUT if you get home late and see you’ve been egged, don’t wait until morning! Give Mr. Clean a call and get to work! If the egg is still mostly wet, you may be able to remove the mess using only water and a scrubbing brush if necessary. Grab your hose. (Insider tip: be sure the water is cool. Hot water can cook the egg – good for breakfast…but not for cleaning.) Aim your hose above the egg, not directly on it, to prevent splattering the egg.

Step 2: Attack!
Once the watery part of the egg is gone, you’ll still want to attack the protein and fat that may be clinging to your wall. Use a household cleaner that is made for removing grass and other stains. Apply the cleaner to your home and let it sit for 5 minutes (or more if the instructions on the bottle recommend it). Rinse and repeat if necessary.

Just in case…
If the egg dried before you had a chance to clean it, you may need to work a little harder. Grab a cleaning solution with a higher pH, like Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner. First, get some water on your eggy surface. Then apply the cleaner, and scrub the surface with a scrubbing brush. Repeat as necessary.

 

From all of us at Trellis, Happy Halloween (and happy cleaning)!