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Water behind siding

Duane Napier

New member
First time posting to the forums and relatively new member... Two weeks after we washed a customers house they had a contractor come in and put a microwave vent through the wall. The contractor told the customer that there is moisture between the siding and the insulation and has the customer concerned. The contractor said the customer does not have Tyvek\moisture barrier and told the home owner that our low pressure spray has caused the moisture behind the siding in their walls and will result in mold. We do follow the lay of the siding so we do not spray into the overlap of the siding and we only use the soap nozzles, never using high pressure on the house. Has anyone else had a homeowner concerned with moisture behind the siding after a wash? If so, how was the concern resolved? Thanks in advance.
 

Doug Rucker

UAMCC Board of Directors
First time posting to the forums and relatively new member... Two weeks after we washed a customers house they had a contractor come in and put a microwave vent through the wall. The contractor told the customer that there is moisture between the siding and the insulation and has the customer concerned. The contractor said the customer does not have Tyvek\moisture barrier and told the home owner that our low pressure spray has caused the moisture behind the siding in their walls and will result in mold. We do follow the lay of the siding so we do not spray into the overlap of the siding and we only use the soap nozzles, never using high pressure on the house. Has anyone else had a homeowner concerned with moisture behind the siding after a wash? If so, how was the concern resolved? Thanks in advance.

HI Duane, yes we have had this question a couple times, but always explain, as you have, how our low pressure cleaning process does not force water into the slats of the vinyl. I basically explain that it is no more water than a heavy rain. The contractor, in my opinion, that is blaming you is only doing that because the customer had to have mentioned that the house was recently cleaned, If there is no insulation then I am pretty sure the areas will have quite a bit of heat build up, and even if some water were to have gotten in it would have evaporated pretty quick.
 
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