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. 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. 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.
You will not have problems knowing that your siding needs some cleaning; however, you need to identify how dirty it is. The first step before your deep cleaning is having to evaluate the condition of 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. 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.
A majority of people have some plant life and foliage on their lawn. 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. You can protect your plants very easy by just watering 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. Your plants will not be affected by the water as most of the soapy water will run off.
Pressure or power washers will do a great thing, however, using them is not that easy. 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. But, you can buy one if you think there are parts of the house that will need regular cleaning using the equipment.
To prevent wasting soap, practice using the washer before putting in 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. With the cleaner in the washer, you can start cleaning the siding.