How to Clean Your Home Siding

Serving Vancouver WA and Portland OR


Cleaning home siding with low pressure PSI pressure washer and other methods to clean your home siding

You can clean your siding with a water hose and a soft-bristled brush or rag. Just don’t use any abrasive cleaners because that can harm the finish of your siding. For oil, pen marks, and other stubborn stains, you can use dish soap and water or a nonabrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub in addition to a nylon scrub pad.

Cleaning Your Fiber Cement Siding

Taking care of your fiber cement siding requires specific maintenance and care. For example, you don’t want to use a pressure washer if you have fiber cement siding, because it can damage it. If you feel you need a pressure washer to get the job done, especially on hard-to-reach areas, make sure your pressure washer is set to a low psi.

Tools to Clean Your Siding

Below is a list of tools you’ll want to have on-hand when cleaning your home siding. Having these ready ahead of time will save frustration and time.

  • Bucket
  • Soft-bristled brush
  • Nylon scrub pad
  • Rag
  • Water hose
  • Dish soap or another non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner

Steps to Clean Your Siding

  • Rinse your siding down
  • Apply your cleaning solution to the siding using your soft-bristled brush, rag, or scrub pad, paying attention to a section at a time
  • Scrub the full length of the siding (we recommend starting at the top and working your way down to help avoid any streaking)
  • Rinse of the section
  • Then move on to the next section below

How Often Should I Clean my Siding?

When it comes to how often you should clean your siding, it generally depends on your location and climate. Generally, we recommend cleaning your siding when dirt has accumulated or a stain has occurred.

If you have any questions about the care and maintenance for your siding, feel free to contact us.

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How to Clean Your Home Siding in Portland OR and Vancouver WA

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