Vinyl Siding Cleaning Tips

14 Apr

Vinyl Siding Cleaning Tips

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding materials on the market today. It seals homes against water damage and has a great aesthetic look. Most homeowners choose vinyl siding because it requires very little maintenance and infrequent cleaning.

Nevertheless, it is important to clean your vinyl siding from time to time. Pollen, tree sap, and dirt often stick to the siding, making it look dull and dingy. Cleaning vinyl siding is a simple process that reaps great results, and all you need is a bit of preparation and the right tools to make it look new.

Here are some the things to remember when cleaning your vinyl siding:

  1. One of the best ways to clean vinyl siding is with a pressure washer. It enables you to work quickly because it hits dirt and grime directly with a high-pressure stream of water that knocks it off easily.
  2. Avoid using regular chlorine bleach, as it can harm the trees, grass, and plants around your home. Try using an oxygen bleach and water solution instead, which will be safer and more effective at killing any mold or mildew that may be present.
  3. Trim back any trees or shrubs that are too close to the house, as the branches can scratch the siding, which could break the moisture-resistant barrier and lead to mold growth.
  4. Remember to cover any electrical fixtures or outlets before you clean your vinyl siding. You can use tape to make the covering more secure. It is also important to move any outdoor furniture away from the vinyl siding when you clean because the cleaning solution you use may be harmful to certain furniture materials.
  5. After you have washed the vinyl with a cleaning solution, rinse it off thoroughly with water and let it dry thoroughly.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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