A Simple Plan:

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. It turns out the challenging part of cleaning the vinyl siding properly is identifying how to use certain equipment. 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. Here is how you can clean your vinyl siding while using a power washer and at the same time protect the landscaping of your house.
You will not have problems knowing that your siding needs some cleaning; however, you need to identify how dirty it is. The first step before your deep cleaning is having to evaluate the condition of your siding. Ensure that you have a closer observation and look for any gapping away from the house. Look if any of the vinyl has cracks that may allow 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. The caulking water could leak into the house if there are any cracks on the windows when you pressure wash.
In most homes, people plant some foliage around the perimeter wall of their property. This will need you to protect them from any impact of the siding leaner you are praying. A simple and effective way to protect any plant life is pouring down water on them. Water the plants until the soil is completely soggy. This way, when the soapy water drips down the wall to the soil, it won’t be absorbed as the soil is already saturated with water. The water mixed with soap will likely run off than be taken in by your plants, therefore preventing them from drying.
As earlier suggested you can get quality work done by using a pressure washer, figuring out how to use one can be daunting. 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. However, you have a lot of parts of your house that will need regular cleaning using a pressure washer then buy one.
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.