Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Not many people remember to clean the vinyl siding when doing deep house cleaning. Most homeowners feel proud about themselves after cleaning every part of the house from shower walls to the toilets and forget about the dirt that is accumulating on your vinyl siding. It turns out the challenging part of cleaning the vinyl siding properly is identifying how to use certain equipment. 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. Look if any of the vinyl has cracks that may allow 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. This will need you to protect them from any impact of the siding leaner you are praying. A simple way to do this is spray them all down with water. 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. Your plants will not be affected by the water as most of the soapy water will run off.
As earlier suggested you can get quality work done by using a pressure washer, figuring out how to use one can be daunting. 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. 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. Once you are now convinced you can use the washer, load the cleanser into the machine. With the cleaner in the washer, you can start cleaning the siding.