Tips on Cleaning Your Home’s Vinyl Siding
By: Elizabeth Jeter
Tips on Cleaning Your Home’s Vinyl Siding. With proper maintenance and regular yard care, ideally, you won’t have to clean your siding but every two years.
Keeping bushes and trees at a safe distance from your house, maintaining a good length for your grass, and making sure that dirt isn’t constantly splattering the side of your house are all great preventative tips that will help keep the mold and mildew away.
Additionally, in spite of the ever-growing popularity of vinyl siding due to the efficiency of installation and durability during its lifetime, there is still maintenance and cleaning that needs to be done on a regular basis.
Here are several easy ways you can keep your home’s siding clean.
Keeping Vinyl Siding Clean
There are several different ways you can keep your home’s vinyl siding clean without causing damage to or weakening the siding.
Something else you should keep in mind when you’re cleaning your siding is what will be best for your yard.
If you make your own solution, you certainly want to make the best solution that is easy on both your siding and won’t kill your plants or grass. As a rule of thumb, you’ll want to stay away from bleaches that aren’t diluted, and harsh chemicals like acetone and grease removers.
Additionally, consider whether or not there is already staining. If there is not staining yet, a simple wash with the water hose should do the trick. However, if there is staining already on the vinyl siding, you can use simple homemade cleaning solutions.
Use 70% water and 30% white vinegar to get the most organic cleaning solution.
If you need something a bit stronger after using the water and vinegar solution, use a homemade solution of water and baking soda to make a paste.
Once the paste is set, apply it to the hard-to-clean area and use a simple sponge to scrub the grime off.
You may also use one-third cup of trisodium phosphate in one gallon of water.
This is best used for mildew. If that isn’t strong enough, simply add one-third cup of laundry detergent to that!
Of course, you can always depend on a good ‘ol pressure washer to do the trick.
Start the pressure washer off on a lower setting, and increase the pressure as you move along and downwards in your cleaning project. If you choose to use a solution, apply it first and let it set for a while prior to using the pressure washer.
Once the solution has set, start at the top (at a distance), and work your way down.
Remember, if you spray from the bottom up, there is a chance you could cause any siding to buckle or bend under the pressure.
Keep the pressure washer off your windows.
Vinyl Siding & More Construction is a cost-effective and very efficient addition to your home. Keeping it clean will simply add to its lifetime and beauty.
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