Many homes in Spokane have shrubs and other plants located next to the outer wall. Some homeowners fear using chemical-based sprays to clean the siding will harm the plants. We totally understand the concern, which is why we came up with a list of four eco-friendly vinyl siding cleaners. Some of these cleaners are brand-name products. We are merely recommending what works and are not endorsing them in any way.
Top Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Vinyl Siding
White vinegar is a mainstay ingredient in natural cleaners for siding and windows. Some people are worried that vinegar’s acidity will harm the plants. Vinegar’s acidic content is actually healthy since it naturally adjusts the pH levels of soil.
2. Simple Green
Simple Green is an all-purpose cleaner and degreaser. The product uses a non-toxic and biodegradable formula which removes even the most stubborn of stains.
3. Clorox Outdoor Bleach
According to the Clorox website, the formula will not harm grass and plants, though users are advised to give plants a quick rinse with a hose if it comes into contact with the bleach.
4. Scotts Outdoor Cleaner with OxiClean
The formula forms a foam that removes dirt, mildew, moss, and algae on contact. It is safe for plants and also does not harm fabrics. The formula can also be used with power washers.
Regardless of the cleaner you use, the siding should be wiped clean using a soft cloth or a soft bristle brush.
Leave It to Us to Replace Worn Siding
Of course, there comes a time when the siding eventually needs to be replaced. Siding replacement is actually a nice way to renovate the home; it’s something to consider as a New Year’s resolution. Contact Exteriors Unlimited to make this happen. Our gallery of residential work is a testament to our craftsmanship.
As far as maintenance goes, the eco-friendly vinyl siding cleaners we listed should definitely be in your cleaning cabinet.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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