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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.

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.

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 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 Alexandria power washers
Margaret B.
Fantastic job with the pressure washing and deck sealing. Would hire again!
Peytons Pure Pressure LLCPeytons Pure Pressure LLC
Richard D.
These guys were great. Had them pressure wash my house and a fence and both look completely different. Great value as well!
J Splash Power Wash LLCJ Splash Power Wash LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I hired them to pressure wash my deck. They came within a couple of hours and did a great job. I definitely will use them again.
High Point Contracting, INC.High Point Contracting, INC.
This was the best money I spent in 2021. We are selling and I had Pressures On Powerwashing wash the exterior of our townhouse. It would have taken me a whole day what they did in less than an hour. Chris washed all the siding of a three-level townhouse and our 20X12 deck for about half what I was expecting to pay. These guys are absolutely fantastic and you don't even need to look for other prices or contractors. Pressures On Powerwashing is my go-to for anything that needs to be cleaned on my house.
Pressures On Powerwashing LLCPressures On Powerwashing LLC
Tomi F.
We just had their pressure washing services, and I couldn't be more satisfied. They were quick in response, and they got the job done perfectly with a great attitude and positive energy. It was reasonable too! I highly recommend them!
Perfect Touch Janitorial ServicesPerfect Touch Janitorial Services
Thumbtack Customer
Green Mop was responsive throughout the project, kept in touch with me regularly, and the handyman Manuel did a great job pressure washing my deck and stairs. Great attention to detail by all. I would hire her again.
The Green Mop Inc.The Green Mop Inc.
Rob C.
Great price and great work. Did an awesome job pressure washing the back of my house. They were very quick and the back of the house looks great. Very kind and professional. Will definitely use them again and highly recommend!
Peytons Pure Pressure LLCPeytons Pure Pressure LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Claudio did an OUTSTANDING job pressure washing my brick patio. He arrived earlier than scheduled (he called first to make sure I was there) - and he even fixed a leaky pipe I was tinkering with when he arrived. His work was thorough and efficient. I will hire him again in a heartbeat!
Greg J.
Chris pressure washed all of my concrete at my home and the front of my home. He was quick to respond and gave me a great price for the work to be done. This was an investment property and I was not at the home when the work was performed but he sent me pictures afterwards and he did a great job! Would highly recommend! Greg J.
Pressures On Powerwashing LLCPressures On Powerwashing LLC
Bic T.
My first time using service from Pressures On Powerwashing, and Chris did a great job washing the sidings and deck of my home. Now, my house looks nice and bright. I didn't really need to be home since Chris brought a big water tank for the job. Great value and service. Highly recommended.
Pressures On Powerwashing LLCPressures On Powerwashing LLC
Mary B.
William was right on time and had the knowledge and tools to get my patio looking like new again. He was flexible and also helped with some additional tasks totally unrelated to the pressure washing. Very friendly and will definitely recommend to friends in the future. His rate was far less than competitors and still same high quality of work.
McWilliams Outdoor Services.McWilliams Outdoor Services.
Thumbtack Customer
I needed pressure washing on a small townhouse, some interior painting, a vanity install, and some minor repairs to get the home ready for sale. I met with Hector at the site, showed him what I needed, and after he went home to do the calculations, he gave a bid of $905. The reason for my 2 star rating is primarily that the total ended up being 3 times that amount, with no warning or opportunity for me to opt out. There was work done I did not ask to be done (2 rooms painted I did not want painted), work I asked for that did not get done (painting 2 exterior doors, painting interior metal closet doors, cleaning and painting vents) and some of the work done that I did ask for was incomplete (some of the areas where interior painting was done needed to be touched up where spots were missed.) In addition, I had asked if Hector could shore up a loose banister; he said he could. He ended up putting in large metal L-brackets and 2x4 studs, all exposed, which did tighten up the banister but they looked awful. At that point, I had paid him so much more than he bid that I just wanted him to be done so I dealt with the rest myself. My bottom line assessment is that Hector and Shari are very nice people who are in way over their heads for anything more than a small job. The pressure washing, vanity install and painting turned out pretty well, but I would have gone with someone else if I'd known it would cost me three times the bid amount. He charges by the hour, not the job, so if he takes longer, you pay more. I did not have that kind of money to spend and I would not have chosen H&S if I had known the "bid" was not going to be the actual cost of the job. I want to be clear that there were elements of the job that took more time through no fault of Hectors, and I would have anticipated hitting some higher costs because of the time it took to deal with those, but they did not warrant an additional $1,900. In hindsight, it was my mistake not to get all the items I needed listed in writing, with a set bid not to exceed a certain amount. I liked Hector and Shari very much and wanted to give them my business; I just feel they are still inexperienced and overextended with what they think they can do, versus what they can actually deliver.
H&S Services dba as Sno-TraxH&S Services dba as Sno-Trax
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