The best way to brighten up the vinyl siding on your home is to partner with a pressure washing company to safely remove layers of dirt, grime, mildew, pollen, bird droppings, and unsightly stains. Your home’s exterior takes a beating from Mother Nature. Over time, the combined effect of the sun’s UV rays and the build-up of dust, dirt, and debris can cause your home’s vinyl siding to lose its luster and appear faded, discolored, or simply filthy.
Many homeowners may consider pressure washing their homes. And, this is the best way to spring-clean the exterior of a vinyl-side home or prep your home for a fresh coat of paint. Here we discuss when DIY power washing is safe and if it can damage your home’s vinyl siding.
When pressure washing can damage vinyl siding
Even though power washing equipment is sold at your local home improvement store, it really isn’t a do-it-yourself project for the average homeowner. You must have knowledge of how pressure washing affects different materials and how much water pressure to use.
Also, you want to know what type of nozzle to use for effective cleaning, and under what conditions when an inexperienced homeowner should absolutely not use power washing equipment. These conditions include:
- You don’t know the condition of your siding and windows
- Not familiar with pressure washing equipment and techniques
- Not careful when using on any kind of soft surface, like window screens
- Not standing the right distance from the house
If you get any of these procedures wrong, then yes, it is possible to damage the vinyl siding on your home.
How pressure washing services clean vinyl siding
First and foremost, a pressure washing company hires and trains technical crew members that will first carefully inspect your home’s exterior condition. They take notice of any areas of your siding that are extremely dirty and can identify cracks or broken parts of your vinyl siding. This is important to reduce the chance of further damage to your home.
Next, they know the power behind the equipment they use, and they know how to control that power. It is not unusual for a homeowner to use too much pressure on vinyl siding or lose control of the power hose and damage screens, landscape, and other property.
And finally, a pressure washing company knows how to protect the perimeter of your home. This may include delicate flower beds, water features, low-hanging trees, outdoor furniture, wood decks, and stone patios.
Also, keep in mind, that power washing your home can be a lengthy and tedious project. It is best when considering power washing to keep your home safe, clean, and structurally sound – hire a professional service and leave the hard work to trained experts.
For more information on power washing your home’s vinyl siding, contact Griff’s Pressure Washing Services. Not only can we expertly clean your home’s exterior siding, we can also use low-pressure washing to clean decks, patios, roofs, and driveways.