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Tips for Pressure Cleaning Vinyl Cladding - Pressure Cleaning Houses
Cleaning vinyl cladding is one of the easiest types of pressure cleaning projects but certain steps should be taken to ensure the work lasts for extended periods of time.
One of the misconceptions about pressure cleaning houses covered with vinyl cladding is that a simple cleansing is all that's required. This is not true and if your main reason for cleaning the house is to remove mildew, then you will soon find out that the simple cleansing was only a temporary fix as the mildew will usually return within a few months, especially in warm, damp climates.
To keep the cladding looking new for longer periods of time, a wax mix should be added to the cleaning process which will help the vinyl resist the growth of mildew as well as reduce the amount of dirt that sticks to the cladding. Adding the wax into the cleaning process will save you money and help you home win the battle against dirt, algae and especially mildew. It will also protect the vinyl cladding from the elements of nature; think of it as if you were applying wax to your car to protect the finish. You wouldn't want to skip that step for too long or the finish will start to look discolored and everything that touches it sticks, that is the same effect that happens to your home.
The only catch to applying a wax mix to help protect your home is finding out what type of wax should be used and what the proper mix ratio is.
Pressure cleaning professionals protect their mixture formulas as highly regarded secrets of their business. And unless you know a pro, chances are you won't get any of them to tell you.
Another alternative would be to hire a professional cleaning contractor that cleans cladding properly and save yourself the effort.
Tips for Pressure Cleaning Concrete Driveways and Pathways
Cleaning concrete is by far one of the most difficult task a DIY home owner has to encounter.
The porous nature of concrete makes it almost impossible to clean without the proper equipment and in most cases, the area that has to be cleaned consists of a large square metre area which demands lots of physical labor to complete the work.
Special pressure concrete cleaners and sealers are also required to make the job look professional.
So if you are planning to clean a concrete driveway, walkways around your home or the sidewalk across the front of your property, then you should be prepared to spend a lot of hours on the project.
If you don't already have a commercial pressure cleaner, then you will have to hire one from the local home improvement center or else you will never get the concrete completely cleaned.
You will also need to purchase a professional grade concrete pressure cleaner and a quality sealer if you plan to treat the concrete after you have it clean. Following these guidelines will help ensure the job looks great after you're done and make the cleaning process easier for you to endure.
Even though DIY projects can save you money, a concrete cleaning project probably won't save you that much unless you already have the equipment and don't have to go hire a pressure washer.
It is usually advisable to outsource this type of work to a professional pressure cleaning contractor that is experienced in cleaning concrete and already has the right tools and equipment for the job.
Otherwise just make sure you're up to the task and especially make sure that you are physically fit enough to endure outdoor working environments and hard labor.