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August 29, 2018

How to Get Started in Vinyl Siding Cleaning

No doubt the exteriors of your home can also do with some good care on a regular basis. Luckily, with the beautiful and irresistible summer weather, you can certainly do some thorough cleaning on the outside of your home as well. How about you get started with vinyl cleaning and read more on the great tips to help you have an attractive home. Of course, vinyl is loved by many due to its low-maintenance, but the stains and dirt that accumulates over time can compromise on its aesthetic appeal. Here are some tips to get you started in cleaning your vinyl siding.

A tried and tested way through which you can do-it-yourself when you want to get rid of stains and dirt from vinyl siding is through pressure cleaning. This you can do perfectly with a pressure washer or a garden hose with a power spray nozzle. It would be best to inspect the siding to determine the amount of cleaning required; so be sure to do that before you power up that pressure washer. This you do by simply walking around the entire compound checking for any cracks and tears on the vinyl.

Once you are done with the inspection, you can have a cleanser that is safe for vinyl added onto the garden sprayer or your pressure reservoir. Other people will use a bleaching solution since it is more affordable, but if you must follow this route, you need to do so cautiously. Ensure you spray the solution and clean your vinyl thoroughly before rinsing off the soap and all dirt. You can then complete the cleaning process using a towel to dry off the siding which allows for the removal of all remaining dirt and stains. The other method most people use to clean vinyl is using a bucket and rag method, more or less the way one cleans the car. As is expected, the bucket and rag method may consume a lot of your time so be sure to set aside enough time for that.

It is also worth mentioning that vinyl siding is best cleaned during sunset. You don’t want your vinyl siding to start melting and warping as is bound to happen when exposed to the scorching sun when wet, now do you? As such, always wait for the sun to start going down to allow for enough time to clean and dry up before the sun gets extremely hot the next day. And another quick tip especially when you have a large area to cover and you are all alone. Cleaning it once a month during the summer period could be all that you need to retain the aesthetic appeal of your home.

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