Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Usually Vinyl siding is the part of the house where most homeowners forget to clean. 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. 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 you any cleaning, make sure that you have inspected the state of 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. This will need you to protect them from any impact of the siding leaner you are praying. 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. 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. 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. A great way to do this cleaning your driveway so that you can be more conversant with the machine. Once you are now convinced you can use the washer, load the cleanser into the machine. Once you have loaded the cleanser in; you can begin cleaning the vinyl siding.