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Bricks that are often exposed to moisture may develop a white-colored stain called efflorescence. Some people appreciate the rustic look of this imperfection, but if you do not, it can be washed away with a detergent or with a pressure-washer.

Bricks that are laid in very moist, heavily shaded areas can become slick with algae-like growth, which can be cleaned away with a mild bleach solution; treat mold the same way.

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