How to Properly Clean Your Exterior Walls

Cleaning your home’s walls, exterior, and interior, is just as important as cleaning the floors and everyday items. RCH cleaning has you covered on advice and tips to help you maintain your home’s exterior to remain in peak and pristine condition despite the harsh weather. We understand that all homes are made different and all will require different forms of cleaning and maintenance. In this article, we will go over different types of siding and wall materials and how to properly take care of the respective material.  


What Do You Need? 

It varies. What we mean by that is that each type of wall surface requires a different cleaning method that helps keep the walls in peak condition. If you were to clean a wall with incorrect materials, it could damage the wall and cause irreversible damage. Below, we’ve labeled each wall surface by type and how to clean each of them with the proper materials.  



Mildew, dirt, grime, soot, chalk, and stains are common cleaning issues that occur when your home’s exteriors are made of vinyl. Did you know that it is not recommended to power wash your vinyl siding? The reason being that it can cause moisture intrusion, damage, and/or discoloration. In order to properly tackle these pesky stains and other dirty elements, you will just need some soapy water (dish soap or laundry detergent are perfectly fine to use) to scrub on the vinyl. When you are completed, rinse the vinyl off well with the water hose attached to the home and you now have clean siding! If the stains and potential mildew are a little stubborn, it’s best to get in contact with the contractors who installed the siding as they can suggest the best cleaner for the siding they work with directly. 



Brick homes are a well sought-after amenity for many homebuyers. If you are a homeowner with an all-brick house, you probably want to keep it in the best shape possible. When you go to clean the brick of your home, we recommend that you stay away from wire brushes as pieces of the brush can break off in the brick and rust. Mix a cup of bleach into a gallon of water and apply to the brick using a natural or nylon bristle scrub brush to remove any growths that have appeared on the walls (don’t forget your gloves!).   



Working on a textured/stucco exterior, you’re aware that it’s a material that adds extra curb appeal to your home. In order to keep it in pristine condition, you’ll need to clean it at least once a year. Start off with a simple wash with water over the entire home, mix soap and water to create a solution that can tackle stains and dirt on your stucco. Use a large scrub brush for the most effective and efficient wash.  


RCH Professional Cleaning specializes in thorough cleaning services for homes and businesses in Southwest Missouri. We’ll visit your facility and complete a customized cleaning plan for you. Contact RCH Cleaning today or call 417-763-8365 for more information on what we do! 

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