Vinyl siding is a durable, maintenance-free material that can add beauty and value to your building.
However, it’s not uncommon for vinyl siding to get dirty over time.
This article will explain how pressure washing works and why you should consider using it on your building’s exteriors to look new again!
Get Your Vinyl Siding Pressure Wash Properly
A pressure washer is an appliance that uses pressurized water to clear dirt and debris from surfaces such as asphalt, concrete, and vinyl siding.
If done incorrectly, pressure washing can seriously damage your vinyl siding. If the angle is incorrect, you can trap water behind the siding. Hiring a professional exterior cleaning service is best if you need to know what you’re doing.
How often should vinyl siding be cleaned?
Vinyl siding is relatively low maintenance, but occasional cleaning is essential for clearing dirt, grime, and debris that build up over time. Cleaning also removes mold, decay, and chemical remains that can prematurely age, fade or discolor your siding.
Ideally, siding should be cleaned once a year, particularly in shady or damp areas where mold and mildew thrive. If your siding is not shaded or wet and looks clean, you can reduce the frequency to every other year.
Prevent Unnecessary Expenses
If you don’t clean your vinyl siding, there are minor inconveniences, like looking at an eyesore and cleaning off dirt and grime every time it rains. But if you look closer, you might begin noticing issues that need more than a quick wipe down, such as:
Mold and Mildew: If the growth isn’t stopped in time, mold can spread all over your siding. It is unsightly and harmful to have chemical-rich water accumulate near where people work.
That is why it’s best to be proactive about cleaning up mildew before spreading to different parts of the building – including windows! Corrosion of metal surfaces due to rusting: If unprotected, metal surfaces on your wood or concrete structure will be susceptible to decay.
This is especially true if there are any openings for moisture infiltration in your walls. Water leakage can affect the structural integrity of your building’s walls and cause problems with the electrical wiring of appliances inside it.
Remembering that pressure-washing vinyl siding can be bad news for plants is also essential. Make sure you avoid spraying water at them!
Is Pressure Washing Vinyl Siding Worth It?
Pressure-washing vinyl siding is worth it for several reasons:
- It helps to remove dirt and grime that builds up over time.
- It makes your building look better, which increases its value and resale price.
- You’re getting rid of mildew stains on your vinyl siding!
Power washing a vinyl siding can be an incredibly long and tiresome project. However, this task helps proactively keep your building safe and clean-looking.
DBS Building Services will help you save time, money, and peace of mind knowing it was done correctly without damaging your building’s siding or fixtures.
Trust the experts at DBS Building Services with your vinyl siding maintenance to keep your building looking its best.
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