Power Washing 101: How to Handle Dirty Siding

Your siding plays a major role in your home’s curb appeal. When it gets dirty, your home becomes the neighborhood eyesore, and potential buyers will immediately see it as being less valuable than it might actually be.

Unfortunately, siding is constantly exposed to the elements. That means it will get dirty over time. You need to know what you can do when that happens.

Don’t make the mistake of immediately power washing it yourself! For various reasons, that may not be a good idea. Our experts at Softwash Ranger, serving homeowners in Summit, NJ, recommend keeping these tips in mind instead.

Power Washing Pros Explain What to Do About Dirty Siding

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Power washing dirty siding may seem like a fast and easy way to clean away grime, dirt, and debris.

However, if you try to clean your siding this way, you could actually cause unexpected damage in the process. That’s because many types of siding materials aren’t as durable as some homeowners think. They can’t withstand the force of power washing.

Luckily, experts (like the ones you’ll find at Softwash Ranger) rely on a different method when power washing isn’t ideal. In fact, it’s the method that inspired our name: soft wash house washing.

You’ve probably already guessed that this approach involves rinsing your siding with a much gentler application of water than power washing involves. You might also wonder how gentle water can thoroughly clean your siding.

The process works because it doesn’t merely involve the application of water. We combine water with eco-friendly detergents designed specifically to remove the grime and debris that builds up on siding. This ensures thorough results without causing damage.

Keep Siding Clean
Hiring professionals is the best way to restore your siding to its original appearance when it gets dirty. That said, it’s also valuable to know what you can do to keep your siding from getting excessively dirty too often.

Using a safe cleaning product that won’t damage your particular type of siding and scrubbing it as part of your regular outdoor property maintenance routine will slow the buildup of dirt. This won’t keep your siding clean forever, and it will only let you clean the areas of your siding that are within reach, but it can help you keep your siding clean for a longer period of time.

It’s also a good idea to keep the grass near your siding relatively short, and to trim any branches that hang near it. This can limit your siding’s exposure to some debris and dirt.

Finally, simply make a point of visually inspecting your siding every month. The sooner you notice grime buildup, the easier it will be to clean off.

However, even if you take these steps, you can’t keep your siding immaculately clean forever. There will still be times when it’s necessary to schedule soft washing service with trusted professionals.

That’s exactly what you’ll find at Softwash Ranger, offering soft washing and power washing services in the Summit, NJ area. Call us today at 844-438-7638 to learn more about what we can do for you.

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Softwash Ranger is New Jersey’s 5-Star Exterior Cleaning Professional with over a half decade of experience in soft washing, power washing, gutter cleaning, roof stain removal and so much more. With our New Jersey Soft Wash services, we keep your property clean and shining like new. We know that we are only as good as our last pressure washing or soft washing job, so every soft wash project, no matter the size, is treated with our top-level care. Our experienced employees will always advise you on what cleaning options best fit your needs.