Looking For A Siding Cleaner?
Are you in the market for a vinyl siding cleaner? We know that there are so many options to choose from, so here is a guide of cleaners that will get your home cleaner than ever!
In the previous article we published, we talked about how to clean vinyl siding. There, you will find some cleaners, cleaning solutions, and a step by step list on how to clean your house. Here we are going to expound more on the cleaners you may use
What To Consider When Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Here is a list of things you must consider as you prepare to clean your house.
- Size of your home
- Type of siding
- House surroundings (flowers, bushes, grass, shrubbery)
- What is on your house (Is it dirty with algae, mold, dirt etc…)
These considerations will help you answer the following questions when looking for vinyl siding cleaner
- How Much Do I Need?
- What Strength Should I Use?
- Which Cleaner Do I Buy?
Professional Opinions On Cleaning With Bleach
Now, there is a wide variety of cleaners and solutions that people use to clean vinyl siding. We have spoken with many experts in the industry and found that there are many different opinions. Principally, we’ve found that there is a conflict of opinion among the experts about if bleach is okay to use on siding or not.
We received input from a number of experts in the industry. We posed them this question:
Is it OK to use bleach to clean vinyl siding?
Using Bleach as Cleaner
Most professionals we talked to said it that bleach is okay to use as long as you know what you are doing and exactly how to use it.
Of the 84% that said to use bleach, 19% specified by saying that is important to use SH bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite). The others didn’t specify what type of bleach they use. But normal clorox bleach contains about 5-7% active sodium hypochlorite. You can check out Clorox to know more about the chemical makeup of bleach.
We talked to 20 professionals and got their opinion on using bleach as a vinyl siding cleaner. The results were pretty clear. Most professionals trust bleach to clean algae and mold off siding. They emphasized that it is important to know how to use the bleach.
Obviously, you’re not going to use pure bleach in order to clean your siding. You’ll need to dilute the bleach into a water or cleaning solution. A diluted bleach solution makes it safe for using around plants and shrubbery.
Siding Cleaners We Recommend
Here is a list of other cleaners we recommend using!
5 gal. Exterior Siding Cleaner
They call this cleaner the ultimate siding cleaner. It contains Sporex which is added in order to remove mold, mildew, algae, fungus, and moss. Even the toughest stains from oil, bird droppings, dirt, tree sap, and acid rain can be removed with this cleaner. This cleaner should not be mixed with any other cleaners. In order to read more about Krud Kutter Exterior Siding Cleaner, go read the product description on their site.
1 gal. Jomax House Cleaner and Mildew Killer
This cleaner is recommended because it removes stains without scrubbing! It needs to be mixed with water and bleach in order to take full effect. it is powerful enough to get mold and mildew off your house and it removes dirt and stains without scrubbing! This cleaner should be used on non-porous surfaces. It won’t harm plants or shrubbery, but should be kept away from lakes, streams, ponds, etc. See here for more information
128 oz. House and Siding Cleaner Pressure Washer Concentrate
This is another versatile cleaner that can be either used in a pressure washer or it can be used manually as well! We call this one versatile because it is a perfect choice for cleaning vinyl, aluminum, shake, shingle, and panel siding, as well as terra cotta. It cleans oxidized paint, brightens wood, and removes heavy grease, grime, dirt, and soot!
128 oz. House and Siding Pressure Wash Concentrate
This cleaner is specially formulated for pressure wash machines. It is an aggressive cleaner that attacks algae, mold, mildew, and other stains on vinyl siding. The 128 oz case makes up to 20 gallons and will cover up to 5,000 sq. ft. It is sold in a 4 pack, that would be a good option if you’re looking at a big house. For more specs about this product, go see the ZEP site
Spray & Forget 64 Oz. Bottle House and Deck Cleaner
This is the most unique cleaner we are listing. It is unique because of the ease of use it provides! The name pretty much sums it up. All you have to do is spray and forget! It gets rid of green and black stains (caused by algae, mold, and mildew). This cleaner doesn’t contain bleach, acid, lye or phosphates. It is eco-friendly.
The opinions we received were taken from a conversation held on Facebook with professionals in a closed Facebook group full of professionals in the industry.