Brown streaks on vynil

Just finished washing a typical vynil house. Home owner called an said there are brown streaks in areas. I believe i have seen them before. Almost looks like residue from rust or window. Could it come from allowing chemical to dry on siding? Sorry i dont have any pics. Any body know what it comes from? I used simple cherry an SH in that mix?

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Probably dirty water coming out after you were finished. Is it a white house?

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Could be dirt from weep holes, eaves or shutters. Hard to say without the pic

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yea I’ve noticed vinyl can sometimes “bleed” a lot of times.
So annoying but still some of the fastest houses to clean

I have found if you can wash in the opposite way that the vinyl was laid you don’t seem to get water Into the vertical joints and less “bleeding” occurs

Britton Emerson
Emerson Exteriors
Victoria BC Canada
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That makes since. Im going to try that on my next vinyl. Thanks for the info guys i guess the rain we’re having will take care of it anyway.

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Rinse with very low pressure to avoid getting water behind the siding.

John Devine. allwashedupny.com

So its been raining for 2 days an the lady said it hasnt helped an there is brown dirt all over her house. She will send me pics soon but im not sure why it would be that bad.

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Like I posted in your other thread that is water getting behind the siding, rehash from further away.

looks like the vinyl is discolored… I would go with water from behind but it wouldbe more drippy looking, there are some areas where the discoloration is to flat and even, doesn’t follow the normal routes you would expect if it was water from weep holes… I would spot treat an area again and see what happens… does the brown rub off with a rag and soap - does the white?

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Initially I was going to say it was water that got behind the siding and is dripping out of the weep holes until I looked at all the pictures and saw the areas where it’s discolored in larger sections not consistent with water dripping.

The first questions that come to mind are this:1-Was the house like this at all in any areas before you cleaned it and if you have some before shots take a close look. 2-does the siding color come off on your fingers if you rub them on the siding. If so the paint maybe oxidized(reasons like this is why we don’t do aluminum houses but rarely is this a problem with vinyl).

Then I would do a spot clean on this house in an affected area to see how it comes out.

If this problem wasn’t there before you started and test cleaning done on an affected area doesn’t solve the problem then hopefully you have liability insurance because it may come down to her putting a claim in against you.

Wow, 1st time seeing something like that.

John Devine. allwashedupny.com

Went back to rewash it an it was squeaky clean. Guess it was just runoff. It rained for 3 days straight after those pics… Thank God it wasn’t serious. Here vinyl had larger than normal gaps an was clearly improperly laid. It was almost impossible to not get water behind the siding. Thanks for all the help guys

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Glad to hear it worked out!

Same here…glad to hear it worked out for ya. Those were some big stains from water dripping out of the vinyl. This story had a happy ending thank goodness.

I have seen homes that looked similar to this, and what had happened is the home owner had it washed by a washer using high pressure and they had removed
some of the oxidation on the vinyl ,very noticeable when house dried. I am in no way suggesting you used high pressure.I would check to see if siding oxidized,
ask owner if previous house washer soft washed or was a high pressure blaster.After checking for oxidation, I personally would rewash with under 100 psi, making sure sodium hypoclorite fresh,use bobs elemonator 1 oz per gallon downstreamed and see how it looks rewashed. Best of luck.

Did you have to brush this siding to get the marks out? Or did you simply re soft wash it?
Thanks.
This just happened to me at a 64 unit complex.