A Guide on How to Clean Vinyl Siding
When cleaning your house most people forget about cleaning the vinyl siding. More the focus is channeled to cleaning every corner and fissure in the house from scrubbing the bathtubs, removing the gunk the sink to cleaning the toilets and only notice the vinyl are dirty after dirt has settled over time. However, the fact is that knowing how to operate some equipment is the secret behind doing some proper vinyl cleaning job. Although you could it the old way of using a rag and a ladder, it is best that you use a pressure or power washer as will be faster, most effective and more convenient method of cleaning your siding. The process of cleaning the vinyl siding can be easy and bear fruits if you follow these step by step guide on how you can use a power washer to clean the siding and how you can protect the landscaping while cleaning.
Even if you are aware that that the siding looks dirty and a bit stained, take a closer look. Before rushing to clean it conduct an inspection to get the status if your siding. Get in close and look for any opening. Look if any of the vinyl has cracks that may allow water to get in. Confirm that you have closed all of your windows and that closing around each one is good. Your window having cracks could let in water into the house while you power wash.
Most homeowners have some foliage and greenery around their house. If you have some foliage near the wall the walls, you will not want them damaged by the siding cleaner you are going to spray. A simple way to do this is spray them all down with water. Water the plants until the ground is finally saturated and damp. By doing this, the solution of water and soap that comes of your walls, the ground won’t have room to absorb it. Your plants will not be affected by the water as most of the soapy water will run off.
Pressure or power washers will do a great thing, however, using them is not that easy. You can rent one as it is more financially feasible as most of the deep cleaning will be done one or twice in a year. However, you have a lot of parts of your house that will need regular cleaning using a pressure washer then buy one.
You don’t want to waste the soap, make sure that you get familiar with using the machine first by using water with on soap. You can do a small project like cleaning the driveway to get familiar with the pressure from the wand. Once you are now convinced you can use the washer, load the cleanser into the machine. Once you have loaded the cleanser in; you can begin cleaning the vinyl siding.