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What is the ideal PSI for cleaning vinyl siding?

500 PSI
26%
1000 PSI
10%
1500 PSI
22%
2000 PSI
11%
2500 PSI
10%
3000 PSI
15%
Not sure
3%
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Question: What is the ideal PSI for cleaning vinyl siding?
Top Answer (26% of 95 votes): 500 PSI.

Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: 500 psi or less
Cooper Pressure Wash & Exterior Cleaning
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: 1500 PSI is sufficent to clean vinyl.
Amazing 20/20 Services
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: For around-the-yard chores, like stripping a deck, degreasing equipment, or washing siding, 1,300 to 1,600 psi is plenty
Inviso Services
ProMatcher
Answer: 3000 PSI
Explanation: Strong enough to remove dirt but not damage house
SOUTHERN EXTERIORS
Answer: 3000 PSI
Explanation: My machine is Honda GX690 with a 3500 PSI rating but I have a valve at the end of my hose that drops the pressure to what is needed and the average is about 3000 PSI.
Prestige Power Washing, LLC
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: Due to Vinyl being delicate, you want to start at a lower PSI then slowly increase PSI as needed.
M&E Power Washing
ProMatcher
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: As long as it is a soft wash chemical cleaning
Professional Pressure Washing
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: Due to Vinyl being delicate, you want to start at a lower psi until you see the effects of the pressure washing on the vinyl then you slowly increase psi as needed.
J & R Mobile Pressure Washing, LLC.
Answer: 2500 PSI
Explanation: mine is 2700
Stick's Pressure Washing
ProMatcher
Answer: 1000 PSI
Explanation: Probably between 1000 and 1500 psi. However, we don't pressure wash vinyl siding, we soft wash it using about 80psi and detergent.
Elite Window Washing
Answer: 2500 PSI
Explanation: Not to strong just right.
juan pressure cleaning
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: You don't need high pressure to clean vynil siding. You need the right cleaning solution and the proper psi helps you get that solution to the high hard to reach areas with an upstream soap nozzle.
Jackson Services
ProMatcher
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: High Pressure isn't necessarily needed for vinyl, just a good coat of cleaning solution along with a good rinse.
One Man Army Pressure Cleaning
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: Always soft wash siding, never use pressure
Clean Slate Pressure Washing
Answer: 2500 PSI
Explanation: Pressure is also controlled by the type of spray tip you use and distance spray tip is from the material being powerwashed.
Brightway Window Cleaning & Powerwashing
ProMatcher
Answer: 1000 PSI
Explanation: The best method for washing vinyl siding is by using 1000-1500 psi through a high volume/low pressure nozzle. Combining that with proper cleaning chemicals and top quality technique, your result will be amazing.
Porter’s Powerwashing
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: 500 PSI. However, other factors should be considered such as the age and condition of the vinyl. At Touchstone Exteriors, we only use low pressure (under 100 PSI) or just enough to push the cleaning product to the highest portion of the side of the building.
Touchstone Exteriors, LLC
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: It's actually less pressure than this normal pressure is about what comes out of the shower head using the right soaps and detergents allow your home to become cleaner than actual power washing
Cleaner Solutions Power Washing LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 3000 PSI
Explanation: There may not truly be a correct answer to how much pressure as much as there is a correct technique. We prefer pressure washing with techniques which deter possible damaging results.
CM Pressure Pro
Answer: 1000 PSI
Explanation: Vinyl siding is one of the easiest but most fragile surfaces to clean. It requires the right aplication of specific cleaning agents with the correct dwell time to allow those cleaners to work properly. After the dwell time has elapsed, a high volume LOW pressure rinse should be conducted. The pressure required for vinyl siding should barely exceed the required pressure to get the water to the desired height.
Rak Doc's Pressure Washing, LLC
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: Do not want to damage
Hood Technologies Fire Safety I nc
ProMatcher
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: 500 or less vinyl should be soft washed
All Washed Up 4 You
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: 2000psi is about right.
D.A. Meadows Cleaning Service LLC
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: Vinyl siding is one of the easiest materials to clean with mild detergent, moderate pressure & a white fan tip. Anything more than 2000 PSI isn't necessary, if you are pressure washing at a higher PSI watch your window seals & the siding sliding down out of position.
AAA Power Washers Inc.
ProMatcher
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: I Have 3000 psi , I Have Different Tips For Different Jobs , I Can Do Most Jobs
DDJ Mobile Pressure Washing and Car Washing, Detailing inc.
Answer: 3000 PSI
Explanation: Some jobs will not require this much PSI.
Southside Mobile Pressure Washing & Auto Detailing
Answer: 1000 PSI
Explanation: As long as you don't use the jet tip or the one next to it you'll be ok to spray it down. All you need is a light rinse on any vinyl.
A. ESCALANTE'S PRESSURE WASHIN
ProMatcher
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: Not to strong to destroy the siding and still strong enough to remove debris
Jani-Serv, Inc.
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: dont want to rip if brittle
2 POWERWASH GUYS
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: Soft wash only.
Under Pressure Power Wash LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: High Pressure will hurt and crack the siding
Nutley Power Wash
Answer: 2000 PSI
Explanation: A pressure of 2000 psi is ideal for cleaning vinyl siding ,just keep the nozzle at least 8 inches or more a way from the surface
Building Wash NC
Answer: 500 PSI
Explanation: We use 500 and below
Hall County Pressure Wash
ProMatcher
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: To much pressure will cause damage there's nothing wrong with using a soft brush and elbow grease!
Hood Technologies
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: Other things to consider other than psi are the type of tip you use, how close you hold the tip to the siding, etc.
R&L Quality Painting
Answer: 1500 PSI
Explanation: You have to be careful so the window seals are disruptive also
Garys deck
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