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7 Tips for Pressure Washing Siding Like a Pro

Pressure washing is the perfect way to deep clean your siding and make it look like new again. Not only will pressure washing remove dirt, grime, and mildew from your siding but it can also help you spot any damage that may need attention. However, if not done correctly, pressure washing can cause more harm than good. To avoid this, here are seven tips for pressure washing siding like a pro!

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With these helpful hints you’ll be able to effectively clean your home’s exterior without damaging the material or causing further issues down the road.

  1. Start with a low pressure setting: When it comes to pressure washing, less is more. You don’t want to start with too high of a pressure setting or you risk causing damage to the siding material. Start with the lowest setting and gradually increase it if needed – but only if necessary. This will also keep you from wasting too much water in the process.
  2. Work from the top down: Start at the highest point of your siding and work your way down. This will ensure that any dirt or debris that gets washed off doesn’t settle back on to the lower sections of the siding.
  3. Use the right nozzle tip: Different materials require different nozzle tips to ensure that you don’t damage the material while cleaning. When in doubt, consult the manual for your pressure washer or speak to a professional to determine the best nozzle tip for your siding material.
  4. Move slowly: Don’t rush the process. Take your time and move steadily with the pressure washer as you go across each section of siding. This will ensure that you don’t miss any spots that need attention and that you give everything an even clean without damaging any areas along the way.
  5. Clean in sections if needed: If there are any particularly tough spots that require a bit more attention, focus on them directly with a lower pressure setting before moving on to other areas of the home’s exterior. 
  6.  Rinse thoroughly afterwards: Once you’ve finished cleaning, rinse the siding thoroughly to ensure that any chemicals or residue are removed before you move on. You don’t want to leave any soap behind or it could cause damage down the road.
  7. Allow proper drying time: After pressure washing and rinsing your siding, give it ample time to dry completely before moving on to other tasks. This will ensure that all of the moisture is evaporated and that your siding looks good as new once it’s finished! 

Following these seven tips for pressure washing siding will help you get the job done quickly and effectively without causing any damage along the way. Remember to start with a low pressure setting, work from top to bottom, use the right nozzle tip, move slowly, clean in sections if needed, rinse thoroughly after finishing up and allow plenty of drying time. With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to clean your siding like a pro in no time!

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