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. 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. 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. Before rushing to clean it conduct an inspection to get the status if your siding. Have a closer look and check for any openings on the house. Find out if the vinyl have cracks that may be letting water in. Also, make sure that all of your windows are closed and that each of them is sealed properly. Your window having cracks could let in water into the house while you power wash.
In most homes, people plant some foliage around the perimeter wall of their property. 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. A simple way to do this is spray them all down with water. Water the plants until the ground is finally saturated and damp. 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. 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 do this by cleaning your driveway first to get used to the pressure. Once you are now convinced you can use the washer, load the cleanser into the machine. From there, you can now start the cleaning.