Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Usually Vinyl siding is the part of the house where most homeowners forget to clean. 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. 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.
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. 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. Any crack on any of your window could allow water to seep in the house while pressure washing.
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 way to do this is spray them all down with water. Water the plants until the soil is completely soggy. This way, when the soapy water drips down the wall to the soil, it won’t be absorbed as the soil is already saturated with water. The water mixed with soap will likely run off than be taken in by your plants, therefore preventing them from drying.
Although using a power washer is always the best thing, the challenging part is knowing how to operate on. 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.
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 do this by cleaning your driveway first to get used to the pressure. After you are now satisfied you can handle the equipment, you can now lead the cleaner. From there, you can now start the cleaning.