Cleaning Your Homes Siding

With routine cleaning of your homes siding, your siding should last for years.

Cleaning your Siding:

  • To keep siding in good shape, hose it down and scrub clean with a car-wash brush that attaches to a hose.
  • Hose down vinyl panels and sponge them with a mild liquid detergent.
  • If brick veneer suffers form efflorescence, scrub the siding one small area at a time. Use a mild solution of muriatic acid (1 part acid to 10 parts water). Make sure to risen the wall well with clear water after scrubbing with the muriatic acid. Do not use this cleaning method on a stone veneer.
  • You can retard the growth of mildew by washing the siding with a solution of 1/3 cup detergent and 1 quart household bleach in 3 gallons of water. Brush or sponge the walls then rinse clan.

Caution: When working with chemical cleaners, wear goggles and gloves. Cover your plants with a plastic tarp that are located near the siding you will be cleaning.

After cleaning the siding repair any caulking and paint that was damaged. Stain any areas of the siding that are chipped or peeling.