Power Washing Vinyl Siding

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Power washing vinyl siding requires mixing a dish soap or bleach solution in the reservoir, attaching the low power sudsing tip and working from the bottom up before rinsing from the top down. Do a power wash on vinyl siding at least once a year with advice from a remodeling contractor in this free video on home improvements and cleaning.

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Hi I'm Tim Gipson and I'm going to talk to you about power washing vinyl siding. Now power washing vinyl siding is something you should do at least once a year to remove any mold, mildew, dirt, that accumulates on your siding particularly if you have a house that has a lot of siding on it or is primarily siding. Now some things that we can use to clean in our power washer, they make solutions that are specifically formulated for a power washer and they are probably going to be a little bit more expensive than some standard things you are going to have around the house but you can use any kind of mild dish liquid that you would have using around your sink and also something else that is good to use is bleach. Now with a pressure washer we can actually mix the bleach and the detergent directly into our reservoir here and the power washer will do the diluting on its own. Now most of these dish wash liquids are, come in an ultra concentrated form so I would probably dilute this down to probably one part of this to ten parts of water. Otherwise you might have some oversudsing when you are trying to clean. Now when we are pressure washing the vinyl siding what we want to do is we want to use the low power sudsing tip which is the black tip so we pull that out of our holder and then g ahead and swap out for it and your pressure washer comes with several tips. The lower the degree on your tip the higher the pressure that will come out so we can use our low pressure sudsing and what we want to do is we want to work from the lower part of the vinyl siding and we want to work up. Scrub any areas that we need to. One thing when you are spraying your vinyl siding is that we want to make sure we don't get any water behind the vinyl siding so we don't want to spray up and you don't want to direct any spray into the seams of the vinyl siding so we will suds it up, scrub any areas that we need to and then we can come back and change our tips and we can go to a fan spray and again wash from the bottom up and then we want to rinse from the top down. So we do a thorough rinsing rinsing from the top down and again making sure that we are spraying down. So I'm Tim Gipson and that's how to power wash vinyl siding.

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