Cleaning 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. Since it is not easy, here are tips on how you can use the equipment to clean your vinyl siding without damaging your landscape.
Even if you are aware that that the siding looks dirty and a bit stained, take a closer look. The first step before your deep cleaning is having to evaluate the condition of your siding. Get in close and look for any opening. Find out if the vinyl have cracks that may be letting water 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. Obviously if you have any vegetation near the wall of the house, you will want to shield them from any
Most people have some foliage and plant life around the perimeter walls of their home. If you have plants near your walls you’ll want to protect them from any effects of the siding cleaner you are going to spray impact of the pressure 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. By doing this, the solution of water and soap that comes of your walls, the ground won’t have room to absorb it. The water mixed with soap will likely run off than be taken in by your plants, therefore preventing them from drying.
As earlier suggested you can get quality work done by using a pressure washer, figuring out how to use one can be daunting. Although, you may afford one, chances are that you are going to use once or twice in a year, so, it is best that you rent one. However, you have a lot of parts of your house that will need regular cleaning using a pressure washer then buy one.
It is advisable that you practice using the equipment first with water alone without putting in soap. You do this by cleaning your driveway first to get used to the pressure. You can then load the cleaner into the washer when you are now comfortable. With the cleaner in the washer, you can start cleaning the siding.