Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Not many people remember to clean the vinyl siding when doing deep house cleaning. 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. 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. Since it is not easy, here are tips on how you can use the equipment to clean your vinyl siding without damaging your landscape.
You will not have problems knowing that your siding needs some cleaning; however, you need to identify how dirty it is. Before rushing to clean it conduct an inspection to get the status if your siding. Get in close and look for any opening. Check for fissures in any of the vinyl that is allowing water to get in. Double check that you have locked all the windows in the house and that the sealing around each one is ok. 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. You can protect your plants very easy by just watering 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. The water mixed with soap will likely run off than be taken in by your plants, therefore preventing them from drying.
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. But, you can buy one if you think there are parts of the house that will need regular cleaning using the equipment.
It is advisable that you practice using the equipment first with water alone without putting in soap. A great way to do this cleaning your driveway so that you can be more conversant with the machine. After you are now satisfied you can handle the equipment, you can now lead the cleaner. From there, you can now start the cleaning.