With the warmer months approaching, many homeowners are making their spring cleaning to-do lists. Over the last months, your siding has been exposed to dust, dirt and other debris. While your vinyl siding is low maintenance, it still needs regular cleaning to maintain its beautiful appearance.
Here are some vinyl siding cleaning tips.
Safe Cleaning Solution
Mix 70% water and 30% white vinegar to create a natural cleaning solution for removing light mold and mildew stains. Moreover, always use the cleaning solution by your siding manufacturer to prevent damaging the material or voiding your warranty. If you’re worried about the cleaning solution harming your landscaping, use a vinyl siding cleaner solution made up of one gallon of water mixed with a cup of oxygen bleach in a bucket. The oxygen bleach will clean your vinyl siding without damaging your landscaping.
Can You Pressure Wash Your Siding?
Not all manufacturers recommend cleaning vinyl siding with a pressure washer. You shouldn’t pressure wash your siding on your own to prevent damage. While pressure washing seems like a straightforward task, it’s harder than it looks. Power washers can be intense and powerful. A professional would know how to adjust settings to protect surfaces and avoid stripping them of their protective coatings.
Washing Your Siding
Use a soft cloth or a soft-bristled, long-handled brush for scrubbing your siding. Only use a soft-bristled brush for removing dirt on textured surfaces. Start at the bottom of the house, working your way up, and rinse the cleaning solution before it dries.
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