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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does pressure washing cost in D.C.?

The starting cost for professional pressure washing services in Washington, D.C., is approximately $75 for some pros. But your cost will depend on several factors, including the size of your structure or surface. If you need a pro to pressure wash your whole house, patio, roof, deck, driveway, sidewalk, etc., it’s a good idea to figure out the square footage of the area you need cleaned so you can better estimate your costs. 

You should also reach out to the best pressure washing services in D.C. and ask for free cost estimates.

To learn more about pressure washing pricing, read "How much does pressure washing cost?"

Please note: All cost estimates are accurate at time of writing and are subject to change. For the most accurate, up-to-date cost estimates for your specific project, get free estimates from pros near you. 

What surfaces can be cleaned with a pressure washer?

You can safely use a pressure washer on a number of different surfaces, including your home’s exterior, siding, driveways, rooftops, sidewalks, patios and more.

It can also be used to clean grills, outdoor furniture, cars and trucks, boats, bikes, fences and decks. You can generally clean any hard outdoor walking surface, including asphalt, concrete, brick and pavers with a pressure washer.

However, it’s possible to damage your property — especially wood and vinyl surfaces — if you don’t use the pressure washer correctly. Consider hiring a top-rated pressure washing service near you if you don’t have experience using the equipment and selecting the correct PSI.

What is the best time of year to pressure wash your house?

A warm, sunny day is the best time of year to pressure wash your house. The warm sun will be able to dry out the house after washing. You should also consider pressure washing your home after the rainy, storm season has passed. Depending on where you live, this might be in the spring, summer or early fall.

Contact the best pressure washing services and pros to determine the best time to wash your home, and schedule an appointment.

How often should a house be pressure washed?

The best rule of thumb is to pressure wash your house once per year at minimum. This is largely dependent on your city's weather and climate, however. If you get a lot of rain, wind and storms, you probably need to clean more frequently than once per year. Wetter climates with regular rain and storms can lead to a lot of humidity, buildup and debris, which could also cause mold and mildew. 

You should also consider pressure washing your home if you’re planning to repaint your home’s exterior or if you want to boost your home’s curb appeal to prospective buyers.

Contact the best pressure washers near you to schedule regular appointments.

Is it worth it to hire a professional pressure washer?

Yes, it’s often worth it to hire a pro to pressure wash your house or other surfaces. The main benefits of hiring a professional pressure washer include the pro’s ability to clean without damaging your home (removing the risk for personal injury) and their ability to spot problems before they occur. 

With DIY pressure washing, you can save money and get familiar with your house’s nooks and crannies. However, you run the risk of damaging your siding and your paint, falling off a ladder, hurting yourself with the high-pressure water and not spotting problems that an experienced pro would be able to spot.

Contact the top-rated pressure washing services near you to figure out if hiring a pro is the best option for you.

How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

Pressure washing a house tends to take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. The larger the house, the longer it will take. It may also take an additional 15 to 30 minutes of setup time and pack time, and some time may be required to switch between applying the cleaning chemicals and rinsing them off. 

Ask the best pressure washers near you how long it might take to wash your home's exterior (or other surfaces), and get free estimates.

How much does pressure washing cost per square foot?

The cost of hiring a pressure washer will depend on the square footage of your home, which translates to the square footage of your exterior walls. In general, expect to pay around $0.10-$0.17 per square foot of your property size. Ask the professional how much they charge per square foot of the surface itself. This can be helpful in estimating the cost to pressure wash driveways, decks, fences and roofs.

How do I find and hire a professional pressure washer?

An online search allows you to compare ratings and reviews for the best pressure washing services near you. Look for customer reviews with attached photos, as these showcase the work of the pro. Even better — look for photos of the surfaces and structures you need a pro to clean. This may include before-and-after photos of home exteriors, concrete driveways, sidewalks and more.

Once you’ve decided on a few professionals, request free cost estimates from at least three of them before you make your choice. 

Power washing vs. pressure washing — what's the difference?

Power washing uses heated water while pressure washing uses tap-cold water. This is the main difference between the two, Pressure washing is ideal for building and house exteriors, walkways, sidewalks, public spaces, parking garages and vehicles. Power washing, on the other hand, is useful for more intensive applications such as removing deck stains. The professional you hire will know which type of washer to use for each application. 

What is power washing?

Power washing uses a machine to take in water, raise it to an extremely high pressure, heat it and spray it through a narrow nozzle in order to blast surfaces clean. The high temperature and pressure of the water make this method better than pressure washing for the removal of embedded stains on outdoor surfaces like driveways, decks and patios. It can also blast through common problems like grease stains or chewing gum caked onto sidewalks. 

Reviews for Washington power washers
Lane D.
Great experience with a pressure washing project!
Real Deal ServicesReal Deal Services
Nathaniel B.
The pressure wash was done on time and done well.
Ecofreshllc window cleaningEcofreshllc window cleaning
Stephanie G.
The team did a great job on the pressure washing of my house and concrete wall near my driveway. They were wonderful.
Key Choice Restore, Inc.Key Choice Restore, Inc.
Jim O.
Excellent job. The team pressure washed my parking space and steps. Looks brand new! Highly recommend using them.
Imperial Power Washing & Services  LLCImperial Power Washing & Services LLC
Mary b.
Pressure washed a small commercial building for fair price. Paid attention to areas I pointed. Showed up on time Excellent experience!
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Joanne H.
Super responsive, arrived as scheduled, and fantastic work pressure washing the concrete stairs outside my home. Accepted payment via Venmo. Highly recommend.
Perfect Touch Janitorial ServicesPerfect Touch Janitorial Services
UltraWash did a great job pressure washing my deck. I messaged them on a Friday afternoon and they were at my house the next day at 8:30am. Quick and professional!
Evette L.
Amazing. I'd had quotes done ranging all the way to $1600 for a pressure wash. I'd never had my house pressure washed before as I don't have trees on my property, and I decided to do it as a courtesy for the contractors who would be doing a window project. Responsiveness was amazing. I messaged him on Friday, and he made plans to work with me on Saturday morning. I don't have an outside spigot (go figure), but he worked around that. He was timely, and the finished product was excellent. Two pieces of my siding had come loose because of the windstorm, and he reattached them without even inquiry. He was kind, professional, and gave a reasonable price. He was worth it! I will hire him for all subsequent pressure washing projects.
Alpha Power Washing, LLCAlpha Power Washing, LLC
Scott M.
They showed up exactly on schedule (which is increasingly rare in DC) and quickly pressure washed the front of a 3-story brick row home and ~60 feet of pressure treated fence in one hour. They worked hard to complete the job on a day when temps were 96+ degrees, without taking any breaks. They weren't able to remove rust stains on parts of the brick walls from an old roof but everything else looked much better after the wash.
Between Cleaning LLCBetween Cleaning LLC
Denesia R.
The services provided by Legacy Pressure Washing was excellent. He was very responsive, pricing was good and my house looks brand new. I would highly recommend his services. I plan to use his services yearly to keep my house looking great and clean.
Legacy Pressure WashingLegacy Pressure Washing
Eric W.
I sent out my request and within 30 mins Eric responded. Eric was very flexible and able to switch appointment times to cater to my busy schedule. He came by my house and pressured washed my entire home within an hours time like he promised. Eric is very detail oriented and wouldn’t leave until the job was perfectly done. I highly recommend Eric and will do business with him again.
Baker Family Soft WashingBaker Family Soft Washing
Debbie K.
Impact Home performed two jobs for me. They pressured washed the entire outside of the house, the patio and front walk. Before they started it was dirty and green with mildew and when he finished it looked like new. I could not be happier with his work. They also painted some rooms inside the house. They were careful painters, vthey cleaned up everything and really did a good job. I would hire this company again ....they were prompt, they came when they said they would and overall were a good choice.
Impact home improvement llcImpact home improvement llc
Chloe L.
I was very disappointed in my service. They were supposed to pressure wash my patio and front stairs, both which were concrete. I made the mistake of leaving for work while they did they job at my house and paid them without seeing the final job complete. The job was completely unfinished, there was still dirt and spill on the steps and they did not do the entire back patio. I’m honestly not sure what I paid for. When I told them they missed major areas, they insisted they covered those areas and said they would return to show me, but never followed up or actually came by. I would never hire them again or recommend them to others.
Between Cleaning LLCBetween Cleaning LLC
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