How to Clean Vinyl Siding Safely
Knowing how to clean vinyl siding is a bit of an art form. This commonly used housing material is strong and long-lasting. Its material is flexible, resistant to UV damage, and designed to hold up against winds of up to 180 miles per hour. Even with all of that strength and durability, it still gets dirty over time and is subject to mold, mildew, algae, and staining.
You have to use the right tools to get the gunk off, but you also have to protect your siding and yourself in the process. So, what’s a homeowner to do? Take a look at some options for getting your house looking like new.
Do It Yourself
If you’re sick of looking at the green coating, spider webs, rust, hard water stains, bird droppings, and other stuff on the outside of your house, it’s time for a cleaning. Can you do it yourself?
Consider what’s involved. First, you’ll need a ladder. You’ll also need some soft cloths and soft-bristled brushes. You’ll want brushes with long handles if you can find them. You’ll need a good vinyl siding cleaning solution—one that will work on the siding stains but won’t harm the landscaping around your house. It’s also a good idea to have a hose ready for rinsing as you work.
When you have gathered all of the necessary tools, it’s time to get to work! Start scrubbing—a lot! But be careful because one of the most common causes of household injuries is falling off a ladder.
Trust a Professional
Some homeowners are motivated enough to spend a few weekends on a ladder cleaning their siding, and that’s great! More power to them! For the rest of us, a better option is to hire a professional. Cleaning vinyl siding is important to keeping your house looking great, but doing it right is the only way to prevent damage.
The team at Hydro Force knows that high-pressure washing is not necessarily the best solution for vinyl. It can cause damage and can force water up under the planks. Using a safe soft washing process, our experts can make sure your house is clean and damage-free. They also use environmentally friendly cleaning products and chemicals to ensure your landscaping, family, pets, and the environment are safe.
Cleaning your siding is about more than curb appeal and a bright, clean-looking home. It removes harmful bacteria and organisms from your siding to prevent damage and decay. You can extend the life of your home’s exterior with proper care and cleaning. Soft washing with the right products and the proper equipment can have your home looking like new while protecting your siding.
Hydro Force has the experience and tools and knows how to clean vinyl siding and make your home look and feel like new. Contact our trusted local team today for a free estimate.