Every homeowner wants their home to be as clean as possible. After all, not only is a clean home a healthy home, but it’s an aesthetically appealing one as well. Unfortunately, one of the parts of your home that can easily attract dirt is your siding. Whether it’s vinyl or fiber cement, despite the fact that it’s touted as low maintenance, there’s still a probability that you’ll have to get your siding cleaned every now and then. Here’s how to clean your James Hardie® fiber cement siding.
Mold and Mildew
Mold and mildew is a threat to the health of your household members and, as such, must be removed from your James Hardie fiber cement siding immediately once you spot it. To do so, all you’ll need is a mildew specific cleaner, a bucket of water, a soft sponge or cloth, and a garden hose. Once you have your cleaning equipment, simply scrub the area covered with mildew and douse it with the mildew cleaner before using a garden hose to rinse the area.
Strong storms and windy days can cause your fiber cement siding to accumulate a large amount of dust and dirt. To remove it from your fiber cement siding, simply grab a soft brush to clear the surface of any dust and dirt. Afterwards, you can rinse the area with a garden hose. Alternatively, you can soak a soft cloth in water and wipe the area in a side to side motion before rinsing it to make your siding look good as new.
Oil and Other Organic Contaminants
Surprisingly enough, oil and grease can somehow make its way onto your home’s siding. If you’re removing oil and grease from your fiber cement siding, grab a soft cloth and a garden hose. Afterwards, make your cleaning solution by mixing mild liquid dishwashing soap with water. Soak your soft cloth in the soapy water, and clean the stained fiber cement siding. Once the siding is covered in soap, rinse the area with your garden hose.
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