Cleaning Vinyl Siding
When cleaning your house most people forget about cleaning the vinyl siding. 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.
Even if you are aware that that the siding looks dirty and a bit stained, take a closer look. Before rushing to clean it conduct an inspection to get the status if your siding. Ensure that you have a closer observation and look for any gapping away from the house. 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. 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. You can protect your plants very easy by just watering them. Water the plants until the ground is finally saturated and damp. Doing this will prevent any soapy water from seeping to the ground as there won’t be room for more absorption. Most of the water will not be absorbed by the plant, the last thing you want is killing all of your plants.
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.
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. After you are now satisfied you can handle the equipment, you can now lead the cleaner. Once you have loaded the cleanser in; you can begin cleaning the vinyl siding.