House Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Mold off of House Vinyl Siding

House vinyl siding is susceptible to mold and mildew because they provide the nutrients needed for mold and mildew to grow on. So, how to clean mold of house vinyl siding?

If you are painting over the area of the house with mold or mildew, make sure you remove the mold and mildew first because they can quickly expand to cover the new paint. When detecting the growth of mold or mildew on house vinyl siding, remove them as fast as possible. The faster you clean mold off of house vinyl siding, the easier the job. If mold is not removed soon enough, it could ruin the house vinyl siding permanently. While cleaning mold off of house vinyl siding, ensure that you keep it as dry and least humid as possible. There are many ways of how to clean mold off house vinyl siding depending on what detergent you have to work with.

Use liquid chlorine bleach to clean mold off

To remove mold and mildew, you can clean with a weak solution of liquid chlorine bleach. In order to dilute the chlorine bleach, mix with water (3/4 cup of Chlorine bleach per gallon of water). Rinse off with clean water and thoroughly dry the infected area. If mold has penetrated the siding, you may need to scrub hard with diluted Chlorine bleach solution, rinse off with clean water, and dry as necessary.

If the mold infected area is only slightly infected, you may be able to clean mold off house vinyl siding with soap solution or general purpose detergent instead of Chlorine bleach.

Use household cleaner to clean mold off

A household cleaner such as Trisodium phosphate can clean mold off house vinyl siding. Mix 1/3 cup mild household cleaner in one gallon of water and clean the infected area. If this doesn’t work increase the household cleaner to 2/3 cup and add 1/3 cup laundry detergent to the gallon of water. Apply the mixed detergent to the mold, scrubbing if necessary, then rinse the vinyl siding well with clear water and thoroughly dry off.