Pressure Washing Your Vinyl Siding

Periodic cleaning of vinyl siding helps maintain the value and beauty of the exterior of your home. A pressure washer machine is the ideal tool for cleaning using a spray coating, eliminating soil and dirt. Most pressure washers are easy to use and take little effort to work. All the materials that are needed, including the pressure washer, can be purchased or rented at your local hardware store. For you to do this successfully, you have to prepare the surface, select and use the proper pressure settings and practice how to use the machine. Read the following for specific instructions on how to pressure wash vinyl siding.

Select the appropriate equipment and settings. A gasoline or electric pressure washer, with a normal pressure of at least 3,000 PSI, and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute, will provide enough strength to clean the difficult areas that must be reached to clean the vinyl surfaces. Adjust the low-pressure nozzle to 25 degrees. Add a suitable cleaning solution (for example, mild detergent) to the tank.

Test the spray in a small area to get used to its power. You can increase or decrease the power of the jet, adjusting the configuration of the nozzle or the distance at which you have your hands off the ground.

Work constantly, pressure washing one section at a time from bottom to top and sweeping from left to right. Always make sure the nozzle is pointing down at a 45-degree angle to minimize the amount of water that gets behind the siding. Excess water can lump.

Rinse the coating with fresh water. Work from top to bottom to avoid scratches, and rinse the area within 5 to 10 minutes of cleaning, before the detergent dries.

Tips

  • Point the nozzle at an angle and use the distance jet to clean glass windows.
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