Guidelines to Help you Clean your Vinyl Siding Perfectly
Contrary to popular belief, you need to take as much care on the exterior of your home as you do on the interiors. If you are like many homeowners, cleaning your exteriors could be one of the reasons you always look forward to the summer. You can start by learning more on how to clean your vinyl siding. No doubt vinyl siding is one of those low-maintenance materials, but it attracts stains and dirt over time. The following are some vinyl cleaning tips to get you started.
One of the DIY ways of getting rid of dirt and stains from your vinyl siding is through pressure washing. This you can do perfectly with a pressure washer or a garden hose with a power spray nozzle. To get started, it would be wise of you to do a thorough inspection on your vinyl siding before you start the cleaning process so you can know the amount of cleaning required. How about you walk around the compound as you inspect your siding or ant signs of cracks and tears.
The process of washing the vinyl is pretty straightforward; you start by adding vinyl safe soap cleaner on the reservoir or onto a garden sprayer if you are using a water hose. Some homeowners will use a bleaching solution as it is much affordable, but you have to be cautious with this approach. Be sure to spray the vinyl thoroughly with the soapy solution and rinse the siding with clean water to get rid of all dirt and the cleaner. The process should then be followed by a towel drying session to allow you to remove and wipe off all leftovers. The other popular method of cleaning vinyl siding is what is known as towel and rag method, typically the way you will clean your 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.
Another important thing you should keep in mind is that vinyl siding is best cleaned as the sun goes down. 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 your vinyl siding once a month would suffice for a clean and aesthetically appealing exterior.