With vinyl siding, homeowners can enjoy the look of wood siding without the maintenance. Keep sustainable vinyl siding looking its best with minimal effort, products, and tools. Use these four tips to clean and maintain your vinyl siding with ease:
1. Use Gentle Cleaning Tools
Easily clean your vinyl siding with a soft cloth or long-handled soft-bristle brush. Soft bristles will effectively remove dirt from the grooves of textured vinyl siding. Check the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions as some may recommend using a pressure washer.
2. Choose Mild Cleaning Products
Wash your vinyl siding with mild soap and water. Remove stubborn dirt with a general cleaner. For best results, start from the bottom of the house and work your way up. Use a hose to ensure you rinse off the cleaning solution before it dries.
3. Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Do a spot check before using stain remover on a large section as some products may damage the siding surface. Avoid using cleaners that contain organic solvents, undiluted chlorine bleach, liquid grease remover, nail polish remover, or furniture cleaner.
4. Remove Mold & Mildew with Ease
Small patches of mold and mildew can be wiped clean with a general household cleaner. Alternatively, make a cleaning solution with ⅓ cup of powdered laundry detergent, ⅔ cup of powder household cleaner, one-quart liquid laundry bleach, and one gallon of water.
5. Protect from Heat & Discoloration
Vinyl siding can melt when exposed to a significant heat source. Keep barbeques, grills, and ignitable materials at a safe distance. Similarly, if using stains, sealants, wet concrete, insecticides, or herbicides around your home, cover your vinyl siding to help avoid discoloration.
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