Cleaning your vinyl siding properly is a job that many homeowners are obliged to tackle. A number of ways to clean it exist that these homeowners can utilize however. These ways of cleaning are as follows.
Firstly, the number of times the vinyl requires cleaning is dependent upon the sort of climate in which you live. When living in a cold climate, cleaning needs to happen with less regularity than it would need to in a warm climate. While this is not a hard and fast rule, you can consider this climate based rule to be true most of the time.
As to what you can use for cleaning, simple bleach and soap combined is very effective. The bleach will take care of any mold that has appeared, and the soap can eliminate any dirt clinging to the vinyl. Bleach and soap not only cleans the vinyl, it does not do any damage either.
Third, following on from not causing any damage to the vinyl with your cleaning materials, do not use high pressure washing for this purpose. The bleach and the soap are effective enough in dealing with the mold and dirt that can accrue. High pressure washing is not only unnecessary, it can cause damage to vinyl.
Another part of your building that can be damaged in the course of your cleaning is any exposed brickwork below your vinyl. Conceal this with cloth and duct tape to avoid the brickwork becoming unsightly. Worse than that, the water, bleach and soap used for cleaning can erode your brickwork, so it is necessary to conceal it while cleaning is in progress.
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The techniques above will prove useful to keeping your vinyl siding clean. These techniques should be considered as first steps, however, not as a complete how-to. Other cleaning techniques exist that can complement the above.