A Guide on How to Clean Vinyl Siding
Usually Vinyl siding is the part of the house where most homeowners forget to clean. We focus more on cleaning every nook and cranny inside the house and only notice fifth clinging to your vinyl siding when it has accumulated. To do a good cleaning job with the vinyl siding is knowing how to use certain equipment which is not that easy. While you could do it with a ladder and a rag the old long way, using a pressure or power washer is the best option as it is most effective and quickest and more convenient way you can clean your siding. Here is how you can clean your vinyl siding while using a power washer and at the same time protect the landscaping of your house.
It is not that hard to notice that the siding are dirty and a bit dingy however you need to look at them closer. The first step before your deep cleaning is having to evaluate the condition of your siding. Ensure that you have a closer observation and look for any gapping away from the house. Check for fissures in any of the vinyl that is allowing water to get in. Confirm that you have closed all of your windows and that closing around each one is good. Any crack on any of your window could allow water to seep in the house while pressure washing.
A majority of people have some plant life and foliage on their lawn. 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 and effective way to protect any plant life is pouring down water on them. Water the plants until the soil is completely soggy. Doing this will prevent any soapy water from seeping to the ground as there won’t be room for more absorption. The water mixed with soap will likely run off than be taken in by your plants, therefore preventing them from drying.
Although using a power washer is always the best thing, the challenging part is knowing how to operate on. Most of the cleaning is done once or twice a year, and it is best that you rent one it will be more cost effective. However, you have a lot of parts of your house that will need regular cleaning using a pressure washer then buy one.
To prevent wasting soap, practice using the washer before putting in soap. You do this by cleaning your driveway first to get used to the pressure. After you are now satisfied you can handle the equipment, you can now lead the cleaner. Once you have loaded the cleanser in; you can begin cleaning the vinyl siding.