Pressure Washing Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is a great option for homeowners looking to add a new look and feel to their homes. Vinyl siding is durable, low-maintenance, inexpensive, and can be painted any color you desire! But if you’re going to install vinyl siding, you need to know about the best way to clean it. With the right tools and materials in hand, pressure washing vinyl siding will be virtually effortless!
The Best Way to Clean Vinyl Siding
Vinyl siding is more durable than most people give it credit for. Even if your home’s exterior has seen better days, with the right cleaning products, vinyl siding can be restored to its former glory! You will need some basic cleaning supplies like soap or detergent, water, and a soft-bristle brush. Some other optional items you might want to have included a stiff plastic scrubbing brush, a small garden hose, and clean cloths for wiping excess water off of the siding. If there are stubborn stains on certain portions of your home’s vinyl siding that won’t come off after a simple brushing with soapy water, try using an an-purpose cleaner or mild acidic solution, or an all-purpose cleaner. Make sure that whatever solution you use is safe on your siding’s specific material!
Some materials are more susceptible to damage than others. It is important to go over the manufacturer’s guidelines before beginning any large-scale cleaning project. Not knowing what kind of vinyl siding you have could result in some unwanted consequences! Always read through the product information sheet provided by the siding manufacturer before trying anything new. The use of harsh chemicals or methods can harm the surface of your siding, so it is best to be cautious about potential contaminants.
Even if you’re just removing dirt and debris from routine yard work, washing your exterior walls might be something that you don’t want to deal with. Luckily, there are several ways to remove most with minimal effort! The most common method of cleaning vinyl siding is to use a long-handled brush or broom. Simply hold the end of the branch at an angle, allowing the bristles to gently scrape against your home’s exterior walls. Avoid using any harsh scrubbers that could scratch your siding’s surface.
If you don’t have access to a long-handled brush or broom, try using a telescoping pole with a soft cloth attached to its end. Cleaning with this method will be virtually effortless! Just attach your preferred cleaning implement and begin scrubbing away dirt and debris until your siding looks new again! If you are in an area where grass and other debris fall onto your siding, you may want to periodically check the exterior of your home for uninvited guests. These “visitors” can get stuck in crevices and be very difficult to remove later on!
Cleaning your exterior walls will take little effort once you know what type of cleaner to use. Many cleaners are available at any local supermarket or hardware store, but always read the label before attempting to clean vinyl siding with a new product. The wrong choice could discolor or damage your siding’s surface! If you aren’t sure about using something new on your exterior walls, it is best to contact the manufacturer for their recommendations before beginning any cleaning project. They can provide specifically for removing surface contaminants from their product!
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