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Cleaning Vinyl Siding

Not many people remember to clean the vinyl siding when doing deep house cleaning. 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. However, the fact is that knowing how to operate some equipment is the secret behind doing some proper vinyl cleaning job. Although you could it the old way of using a rag and a ladder, it is best that you use a pressure or power washer as will be faster, most effective and more convenient method of cleaning your siding. Since it is not easy, here are tips on how you can use the equipment to clean your vinyl siding without damaging your landscape.
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. Ensure that you have a closer observation and look for any gapping away from the house. Check for fissures in any of the vinyl that is allowing water to get in. Double check that you have locked all the windows in the house and that the sealing around each one is ok. Your window having cracks could let in water into the house while you power wash.
A majority of people have some plant life and foliage on their lawn. 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. You can protect your plants very easy by just watering them. Water the plants until the soil is completely soggy. Doing this will prevent any soapy water from seeping to the ground as there won’t be room for more absorption. Your plants will not be affected by the water as most of the soapy water will run off.
Pressure or power washers will do a great thing, however, using them is not that easy. 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.
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. You can do a small project like cleaning the driveway to get familiar with the pressure from the wand. 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.