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The One, Two, Threes of Cleaning Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding is extremely easy to care for, which is part of its appeal. There are simple steps you can take to ensure that your siding remains clean and free from dirt, mold, and mildew.

The Tools Used to Clean Fiber Cement Siding

You only need basic supplies to keep your fiber cement siding clean. A pressure washer with attachments, detergent, vinegar, an old rag, water, and a bucket are all of the necessary tools for cleaning fiber cement siding. Though the pressure washer can cost a couple hundred dollars, the investment is well worth it, as it will make your siding stay fresh and new looking.

Easy Steps for Cleaning Fiber Cement Siding

Use the pressure washer to clean the siding. A lot of mildew, dirt, and dust can accumulate on fiber cement siding. The pressure washer will remove most of this. Be sure to fill the pressure washer with the appropriate detergent to get the job done. For more resistant stains, use a bucket of homemade solution. Create the solution by mixing one part vinegar with one part water. Then, use an old rag to scrub these areas. This solution allows for a safe cleaning without damaging the fiber cement siding. You may also want to use the brush attachments that came with the power washer to scrub any of the harder to reach surfaces or more resistant areas. After scrubbing and rinsing the fiber cement siding, simply allow the siding to dry. Cleaning fiber cement siding is an easy task. And, if you power wash the siding annually, you will find that your home will look brand new for years to come.

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