About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
If there is one thing that can kill the curb appeal of your home and make it look much older than it is, it is dingy vinyl siding that is covered in mold growth. Mold growth on vinyl siding is especially a problem if there is a certain side of your home that does not see a great deal of sunlight. Even though mold is fairly easy to remove from vinyl siding, here are still some pretty major mistakes to avoid. Take a look at these common mistakes homeowners tend to make when cleaning mold from their vinyl siding.
Blunder: Using bleach to remove the mold from the siding.
Why? For whatever reason, bleach seems like the go-to solution when tackling mold and mildew stains, often times because homeowners assume that this stuff will bust mold in its tracks, and it definitely can. The problem with bleach is it can also leave ugly discolored spots on your vinyl siding where it is used. Instead, it is a good idea to invest in a gentle detergent designed to clean vinyl siding and eliminate mold.
Blunder: Trying to spray the mold away with a high-pressure hose or pressure washer.
Why? High-pressure is usually a good thing to use to clean vinyl siding to an extent, but when you are dealing with mold issues, it usually means using a lot of spraying a ton of water. the high pressure can push the mold-contaminated water into the vinyl siding panels where it can hang out in the dark, moist area and thrive. So when it comes to mold removal on your vinyl siding, it is best to stick with a low-pressure water hose to clean it or a pressure washer on a low setting only.
Blunder: Not washing away the detergents used to clean the mold from the siding.
Why? There are numerous detergents on the market that are designed to thoroughly and aptly clean vinyl siding if it has a mold issue present. While these concoctions are perfectly formulated to be safe, you never want to leave them lingering on your siding without a proper rinse after you are done cleaning. Allowing the detergent residue to stay on the vinyl siding can easily cause discoloration much like harsh chemical cleaners. It is best to scrub sections of the siding at a time and rinse them thoroughly with clean water when you are done.
To learn more, contact a company like Lifetime Exteriors.Share
27 December 2016