Cleaning Vinyl Siding
When cleaning your house most people forget about cleaning the vinyl siding. 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. 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. Since it is not easy, here are tips on how you can use the equipment to clean your vinyl siding without damaging your landscape.
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. Have a closer look and check for any openings on 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 ground is finally saturated and damp. Doing this will prevent any soapy water from seeping to the ground as there won’t be room for more absorption. Most of the water will not be absorbed by the plant, the last thing you want is killing all of your plants.
As earlier suggested you can get quality work done by using a pressure washer, figuring out how to use one can be daunting. 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.
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. You can then load the cleaner into the washer when you are now comfortable. Once you have loaded the cleanser in; you can begin cleaning the vinyl siding.