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Check the Condition of Siding and Windows

Before using the pressure washer, take a quick walk around the house to make sure that the siding is all intact and no pieces of vinyl have become loose. Check for cracks in the siding that water might penetrate and identify how the lengths of siding on long walls overlap. Make sure all of your windows are shut and check to see that caulking and glazing on those windows are in good condition so that water doesn’t seep in. 

 

How to Clean Vinyl Siding

If your home’s exterior has begun looking drab and faded, clean it with a pressure washer. Learn how with these easy step-by-step instructions. 

  1. Check with Your Siding Manufacturer to Determine What Detergents Can or Can’t Be Used for Cleaning.
  2. Pre-Rinse the Vinyl Siding with Water.  This Will Allow the Surface to Be the Best Temperature for Cleaning.
  3. Working in Sections, Using Low Pressure, apply a Commercial Detergent, and Allow to Dwell for Appropriate Amount of Time.
  4. Using Low Pressure, Rinse Completely, and Check for Any Areas That Need Detergent Applied Again.
  5. Be Sure to Completely Rinse All of The Siding Before the Detergent Dries on The Surface. This Will Prevent Costly Repairs Down the Road.

 

Tools Necessary To Clean Vinyl Siding

You will need, at a minimum a, 4 gallon per minute pressure washer with variable spray nozzles to control the PSI.  With vinyl siding cleaning, PSI lower than 300 is recommended.  A 4 gallon per minute pressure washing machine should be able to reach the top of any 2-story home as long as you are using the appropriate spray nozzles.  

When operating the pressure washing machine, you will want to wear gloves and eye goggles to protect your hands and face from exposure to detergent.  Some people’s skin reacts to detergents in a negative way and a trip to the hospital cleaning vinyl siding shouldn’t be on the list.

 

Hiring A Professional For Vinyl Siding Cleaning

As you can see from all the steps and equipment necessary to appropriately clean your vinyl siding, it’s best to hire a professional for this task.  A lot of times you would have to rent the appropriate pressure washing machine because you probably don’t have a 4 gallon per minute pressure washing machine on hand.  Couple that with the fact that you probably don’t have the correct commercial detergents to effectively clean vinyl siding and now you can see the importance of hiring a professional.  

PowerGreen Pressure Washing in Cleveland, Ohio is the area’s premier vinyl siding cleaning company.  We are insured, reliable and professional.  You can trust us with your most precious asset – your home.  Visit our website https://www.powergreenclean.com/ or call us to speak to a professional today.