Soffits with vents. What's the best way to clean them?

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Gazz K, May 24, 2016.

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  1. Gazz K

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    Went to quote for a job today where the owner wants the gutters, soffits and fascia cleaned. The soffits are covered in dirt and they are vented. I can't put a ladder on 3 sides of the house due to access issues so will have to use water fed pole.

    Never cleaned vented soffits by wfp. If pure gets into those vents then dirt is going to leach out making it a pig to clean. I thought that going over the vents without the water flowing might minimise this issue but there's so much dirt, I will need to rinse them well

    Anybody got any advice? Cheers
     
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  2. Adams0211

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    Rinse, rinse, rinse and rinse. And then rinse again. Then microfibre held in place over the brush with elastic bands for a final wipe over if necessary.


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  3. Gazz K

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    Well that's straightforward enough, if very time consuming. Will factor that into the price though. Always prefer doing these jobs off a ladder. Can do a much better job than with a pole
     
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    Probably sounds more time consuming than it actually is. I do quite a lot of them and they don't take long at all. I normally add some ubik to my water and turn the flow to low. Scrub it all down, turn the flow up and rinse.


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  5. Tuffers

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    You could run over the vents with the water off after you've finished.
     
  6. Gazz K

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    Cheers
     
  7. DanielT

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    I have the vikan indoor kit, and use the microfibre pads on that to wipe them dry after using wfp. Works a treat
     
  8. Andy

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    Average sized house gutter fascias soffits one side 20 mins with wfp
     
  9. daveyboy

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    Adams0211 has seen how i do them
    Scrub
    Rinse
    Rinse again
    Walk away
    The dirty water if any left will drip down from the vents but the soffits will be clean
    If paranoid like Neil said stick a microfibre over the brush and give it a wipe although i never do
     
  10. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Clean as normal, rinse a lot, wipe over with water off then microfibre towel on brush and wipe again.
     
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