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How to clean up vinyl siding?

How to clean up vinyl siding?

vinyl siding - cleaningThings You'll Need:
 
regular garden hose, nozzle, regular dish soap, measuring container, warm water, 5 gal. bucket, garden sprayer, sponge or sponge mop, 3 inch long-soft-bristle brush that can be screwed on the end of a pole, ladder

Instruction:
1. The best way to clean vinyl siding is to rinse it down with a regular garden hose equipped with a nozzle.
2. Set the nozzle to a medium misting spray. Never use a forceful direct stream of water, as it can penetrate behind the vinyl siding. Vinyl siding is designed to shed water falling from the sky, not water that is shot up from the ground. Always rinse off the siding pointing the hose down towards the ground. Never aim a hose up at vinyl siding as it can cause massive amounts of water to seep behind the siding.
3. Regular dish soap will do a great job of cleaning vinyl siding. Mix up together 1 cup dish soap and 4 gallons warm water in a bucket, to make a frothy mix of soapy water. I like to pour this water into a hand-pump garden sprayer to apply it onto the vinyl siding once it has been rinsed with clear water. Once the vinyl siding has been coated with soapy water, dip the sponge or sponge mop in the soapy water and use side-to-side motions to remove dirt. You can use soft bristled brush for the tougher dirt. Using the soft bristled brush on a pole, you can  also clean out of reach areas over your head. Brush the siding as needed to loosen soil. This may take some practice.
4. Always work on a section of siding from bottom to top, and always work in the shade. You never want the soapy water to dry on the siding before it can be rinsed off.
vinyl siding - cleaning5. Start cleaning from the bottom and go up as far as you can reach. Immediately rinse the area you cleaned. Proceed up the wall until you get to the top alternately washing and rinsing. Use the ladder, as you get higher, and  always make sure you rinse all dirt all the way down the siding to the ground.
6. Never use chlorine bleach as an additive to your soapy water solution. Chlorine bleach is a deadly toxin for all vegetation around your home. The chlorine ions soak into the ground and kill the roots of the plants and grass.
If you feel compelled to use a bleach to help kill the mildew, use oxygen bleach. Oxygen bleach is non-toxic, has no odor and it injects oxygen into the soil.






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