Powerwashing...what do I have to know...

Old 06-02-06, 07:55 PM
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Powerwashing...what do I have to know...


My vinyl siding is in need of powerwashing.

At least, for starters, I KNOW that I can't do the job and I would like a professional/experienced company to do the job !

What do I have to keep in mind in terms of doing it to my house by someone....

1) should they do a test of it, on a location of the outside of the house, just to test it, to see if it works and doesn't tear up the vinyl siding ?

2) are there different types of powerwashing that I have to know about, as alternatives ?

I just don't know WHAT I'm doing here !!!!

Thanks, Mike
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that is the key when washing vinyl siding. There are different cleaners that can be used, one should be selected that would best suit the cleaning needs of your siding.

You just can't blast away on vinyl siding. You don't want to force water where it doesn't belong. As with anytime you hire a contractor it is good to get refferences [and check them] Washing siding isn't overly complicated but who ever does it needs to exercise a little care. Unless you have a very low house, it shouldn't be washed by someone standing on the ground. The angle of the water should be straight on or downward - spraying water upward often lets water behind the siding.
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ask how the contractor is planning to protect your landscape, and are the chemicals used harmfull to any plantings. also the obvious, liability and injury insurance held by the contractor.
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Thank you all, very much, for all of your advice and comments.

It's a great help !

Old 06-09-06, 04:32 PM
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For some circumstances it is far simpler to scrub the siding with a brush using an appropriate cleaner than trying to blast it with pressure.

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