How to Wash a Bird Bath With Vinegar
Avoid using bleach to clean a bird bath because it can potentially harm the birds.
Bird baths need to be cleaned regularly to keep them sanitary and in good condition. Bird baths will often look grungy or unappealing when they are not cleaned, which takes away from their beauty. Cleaning bird baths will also help to protect the health of the birds and creatures that use it. Instead of purchasing a cleaning solution at the store, you can save money and clean your bird bath with vinegar.
Change the water in the bird bath two to three times a week. Pour out the water and rinse the bird bath with clean water. This keeps harmful bacteria out of the bird bath.
Combine 1 part white distilled vinegar with 4 parts water. Allow the solution to sit in the bird bath for 15 minutes.
Scrub the bird bath with a nylon scrubbing brush to remove any lingering stains.
Pour the vinegar solution out of the bird bath.
Rinse the bird bath with clean water, and then fill it with fresh water.
Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.