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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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 Wilkinsburg power washers
Thumbtack Customer
Pressure wash a stained moss covered brick patio. looks like a brand new patio
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Chris B.
Jim did a great job pressure washing and re-sanding our patio. He was thorough and professional while offering a competitive price. I highly recommend Jim for any of your washing needs.
Liberty Pressure Washing LLCLiberty Pressure Washing LLC
Patty L.
Anthony from Steam Cleaners did a great job pressure washing my mom’s house. The price was very reasonable too.
Steamers CleanersSteamers Cleaners
Adam S.
Austin did a great job pressure-washing my deck. Very good communication and flexibility as we had to rearrange the appointment time.
Austin DuffyAustin Duffy
Brian C.
Friendly, communicated perfectly, and job was done great. Plan on using again in the future and would recommend to anyone needing pressure washing services.
Travis King's Pressure WashingTravis King's Pressure Washing
Kelly F.
I hired Scott to pressure wash the side of my house. I wasn't even home and he did a great job! A fair price for a job well done. Can't beat that!
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Thumbtack Customer
We had over 2000 square feet of driveway, sidewalk and patio space that Scott recently pressure washed and sealed for us. We could not be more pleased and satisfied with the great job that he did for us. He was very quick to respond to my inquiry about his services and very prompt to complete the work. He seems to love his work and takes pride in it. We highly recommend Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration as we are very satisfied with the work that Scott did for us.
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Michaela R.
Jim did a beautiful job pressuring washing our backyard (concrete pad, handicap ramp and vinyl fencing) and front area (concrete pad, front steps, etc.). His worksmanship is excellent and the icing on the cake is he is kind, professional, responsive and punctual. I won’t hesitate to use him in the future and will be definitely referring him to friends!
Liberty Pressure Washing LLCLiberty Pressure Washing LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Scott Miklos did an excellent job of pressure washing the siding on my home. He provided a fair price, a good service, and required no additional follow ups, corrections or adjustments. The work was done in a timely manner, on the agreed upon date and with no complications. Yes - I would recommend Mr. Miklos’ services to other people I know.
Miklos Pressure Washing and Deck RestorationMiklos Pressure Washing and Deck Restoration
Jim K.
Country Roads did a great job. They responded within 24 hours and had an estimate not too long after. They were able to get me scheduled within a week and complete the job. I have a four-story townhome with lots of stairs. Robert was very conscientious about getting water into the house while bringing equipment up and down the stairs. Everything was left spotless throughout the house. He did the windows as well as pressure washing some siding and ground surfaces. Everything turned out great. Robert was very professional and you could tell he takes lots of pride in his company and workmanship.
Country Roads Interior/Exterior CleaningCountry Roads Interior/Exterior Cleaning
Ann D.
I do not recommend using Steamers Cleaners for pressure washing jobs. My experience with them was bad on all fronts. First, I was in discussion with the company to give them the scope of work (specific areas of the properties that needed washed), yet half of the scope was not completed when the job was done. When asked about it, the company claimed that it was not explicitly stated by the customer during the initial walkthrough. While that may be true (my husband did the walkthrough, I did not) that should not matter since we had an agreed upon scope of work. Next, my husband asked if a wall, which was not initially discussed, could also be washed, the technician stated that it could be done for an extra $50 (it is a 2 foot wall around the garden by the way...). When I later asked how they could charge extra when the main work agreed upon was not even completed, I was told that the patio and wall were not in the initial pictures I submitted (so all the sudden the initial scope of work and pictures are remembered...). Finally, the work itself was sloppy, dirt was sprayed on the wooden gate, on the patio furniture, on the basement door, etc. The patio furniture was not moved back in its place and the technician was out in less than one hour (we were quoted for 2 hours of work). To top it off, the technician claimed that he offered to do a final walkthrough with my husband which was a lie, as he simply knocked on the door, said he was finished and needed payment.
Steamers CleanersSteamers Cleaners
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