Did you know that vinyl siding has been the leading exterior cladding in the U.S. since 1995? We’re not surprised due to its resiliency, durability and versatility but it does require some maintenance from time to time. Especially if you’re noticing that mold, mildew and algae are growing on the outside of your home – they can wreak havoc not only on your home’s structure but on you and your family members as well. So, how can you get rid of the harmful toxins? Find out below:

Luckily for you, vinyl siding doesn’t require too much work when it comes to getting it clean. All you need is a soft cloth or a soft-bristled brush, water and white vinegar. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Mix a concoction of 70% water and 30% white vinegar. Spray it all over the affected areas of siding begin scrubbing with your cloth or brush.
  2. For a stronger solution, you may want to try mixing ⅓ cup powdered laundry detergent with ⅔ cup of powdered household cleaner and 1qt liquid laundry bleach. We do recommend wearing gloves as well as eye protection if you go this route.
  3. Use a bit of elbow grease to cut through the grime and then rinse clean with warm water.
  4. If that doesn’t do the trick, use a pressure washer but be sure to keep the stream at eye level and point it directly at the siding. Spraying on an angle can cause water to get behind the siding which can lead to lots of problems.

For more information about the dangers of mold and mildew growing on your siding or how to keep your home clean, contact the experts at North East Home Improvement today! (203) 321-6695.