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Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Washing and Soft Washing

How much does it cost to get your house pressure washed?

Expect an average price of around $50 per hour; however, you can see rates from $25 to $100 per hour depending on the service you need and the scope of the project. For a personalized quote, don’t hesitate to call us or fill out the contact form!

What is the best month to pressure wash a house?

There really isn’t a certain month that’s best. But, we’ve seen great results anytime between March and November when temperatures are more moderate. If you pressure wash your home when temperatures are below 40 degrees, you can damage the machine’s pumps and the water can freeze when sprayed onto your property. Also, the job will be that much more difficult when you’re out in the freezing weather…you’d probably much rather be inside your warm house anyway, right?

How often should you have your house pressure washed?

This is different for everyone. It depends on the environment around your property. The more foliage you have surrounding your home, the more often you’ll probably need to clean. Some homeowners choose to pressure wash once every few months while others only once a year or less.

How long does it take to pressure wash a 2 story house?

Power washing an entire house can take as little as half an hour for smaller, one-story properties. 2 story houses can take up to about 2 hours for professionals. However, every job is different so be sure to check with your local professional for a more accurate time estimate.

How much water does a pressure washer use in an hour?

Depending on the size of the project, the amount of water required varies. Most pressure washers use 2 to 8 gallons per minute (gpm) and anywhere from 120 to 480 gallons in an hour.

Can you rent a pressure washer?

If you’re an avid DIYer then you might opt to pressure wash yourself. In this case, pressure washer rentals can range from about $35 to a little under $200 per day depending on the brand, psi level needed, whether you want a hot water option, and more.

How many PSI do you need to clean concrete?

Concrete is durable and porous so it needs powerful cleaning. Use 2000 to 3000 psi and a pressure washer with at least 4 gpm.

What’s the difference between a power washer and a pressure washer?

Power washers use hot water and pressure washers do not.

Do I need soap to pressure wash my driveway?

While you don’t need soap or detergents to wash your driveway, detergents can help remove tough stains from oil, dried mud, and grime. A few detergent brands we recommend are Zep Driveway and Concrete, Oxy Simple Green, and Krud Kutter.

Is soft wash better than pressure washing?

There are pros to both! Pressure washing is great on surfaces like concrete, brick, and asphalt, but it can damage materials like stucco, siding, and roof shingles. One great benefit of soft washing is that it sanitizes as it eliminates contaminants, providing a longer lasting clean.