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Here's How Vinegar Can Keep Your Birdbath In Tip-Top Shape
Distilled white vinegar is an effective and eco-friendly cleaning agent that can help keep your birdbath in excellent condition while ensuring a safe environment for birds.
Begin by donning water-resistant gloves and removing leaves, twigs, other debris, and old water from the birdbath basin. Then, combine the vinegar and water in a 1:9 ratio.
Transfer the mixture to a spray bottle and spritz the empty basin with the cleaning solution. Next, choose a cleaning tool for wiping based on the material of your birdbath.
You can use a sponge to clean delicate surfaces like metal, glazed ceramic, or glass, or opt for a brush with plastic bristles for porous materials like concrete.
For stubborn stains, allow the vinegar solution to sit for 10-15 minutes before scrubbing. Once clean, rinse the birdbath with water and let it dry in the sun before refilling it.