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Learning how to clean soffits and pipes is important, and there is no real easy way of going about it. Down pipes, when clogged up with debris need to be cleared which is a little easier than cleaning soffits, but care must still be taken when cleaning them to avoid doing any damage. Knowing how to clean soffits and pipes, means avoiding costly and unnecessary repairs to your property.

Do Not Use Hoses or Pressure Washers To Clean Soffits

Soffits need to be kept clean because their purpose is to allow air intake for a roof. The air vents built into soffits lead directly into your roof space. If you spray these vents with a hose or pressure washer, then you run the risk of water entering into the roof. Another problem this might cause is that water may get behind the siding and this could cause mould and mildew to form. This is why it is so important to learn how to clean soffits and pipes correctly.

However, if one of your pipes are blocked, you can try to dislodge this gently with some sort of wire, a straightened metal coat hanger would do the job, and then run some water through it by using your hose pipe with a pressure nozzle attached to it.

Preparation is the Key

One thing to remember is that when you do clean a soffit, the dirt will run down the rest of your property. You should plan to clean this from the bottom of the soffit and work your way up to avoid streaking. You need to ensure you start with the siding and that this is kept wet otherwise the task will be that much harder.

How to Clean Soffits & Pipes

Once you've washed the siding, the hard work begins because you need to use a little elbow grease, some warm water mixed with detergent. Start on the soffit by scrubbing them with your solution doing one section at a time.

Because you are using soapy water to clean soffits, it is always advisable to use a brush with an extending handle for the job rather than climb up a ladder. The reason for this is that soapy water may create slippery rungs on your ladder which could cause you to fall.

The Importance of Rinsing

You must not let the suds dry, so use a gentle spray to wash off all the detergent as soon as you have finished scrubbing one section of soffit, being careful not to let any water get into the soffit vents.

Now For the Pipes

Check to see if any pipes are blocked. If they are, then using a wire coat hanger try to push the blockage down the pipe. If this does not work, you might have to remove the top section of the pipe to clean it out.

You need to check if the pipe is screwed together first. If it is not, then it should come apart with a bit of persuasion. Knock the gutter section into a bucket and hopefully this will clear the blockage. When done, replace the section of pipe.

It is important to carry out these tasks like this from time to time, and you need to be careful when you do. Learning how to clean soffits and pipes around your property means you keep it looking in good condition as well as save on costly repairs later on if you don't.

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