how to clean vinyl siding

Vinyl siding can be a beautiful and durable way to enhance the exterior of your home. Vinyl siding is also very easy to take care of and requires very little maintenance . This makes it the perfect choice for someone who doesn't have a lot of extra time to put into upkeep and maintenance on the exterior of their home. This article on how to clean vinyl siding will walk you through the cleaning methods that are required to keep your vinyl siding looking as good as the day that it was first installed.

Things You Will Need

long handled soft bristled brush, ladder, large bucket, dish soap,garden hose

Step 1

First, you're going to need to clear away any cobwebs that might be sticking to the exterior of your home. A broom usually works well for this.

Step 2

Then, fill your bucket with hot water to which you have added a couple of squirts of mild dish liquid.

Step 3

Next, use the garden hose to wet down the area where you will be working. I recommend using a pressure washer as the water can seep in behind the vinyl siding and cause water damage.

Step 4

Next, starting at the top and working your way down the side of the house use your long handled brush to scrub the vinyl siding. To reduce streaking be sure to rinse each section before moving on to the next one.
For extra dirty or stained vinyl siding try adding 2-3 cups of white vinegar to your cleaning solution.

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