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How Much Does Pressure Washing Cost?

 
low costLow: Rentals Run $40-$75/dayaverage costMedium: Exterior of a Home Runs $150-$750+high costHigh: Buying Equipment Can Run $300-$1,000+
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Pressure washing makes your home look better by removing dirt, stains, mold and other signs of use and age from exterior walls, decks, driveways and more. Also called power washing, pressure washing can be done to prepare a surface for painting, as maintenance on vinyl siding or other building materials, or simply to improve your home's curb appeal.

Typical costs:

  • Renting a power washer can cost anywhere from $40-$75 a day, depending on your location and the quality of the equipment. However, be sure to read the safety instructions because when used improperly these machines can damage some surfaces or cause injuries.
  • Buying a basic residential pressure washer with an electric motor starts around $70-$200, depending on size and capacity. A gas-powered residential model usually has a higher pressure rating than an electric machine, and is about $300-$1,000. Contractor/commercial models start around $1,000-$6,000 but can cost $10,000-$25,000 or more.
  • Hiring a professional pressure-washer costs about $0.08-$0.35 per square foot (depending on local rates), but can go as high as $0.40-$0.80 a square foot depending on the amount and type of stains, dirt, mold or other problems. A typical driveway plus sidewalk/walkways is about 1,200 square feet, or $100-$420, but can be more. Washing the exterior of a 2,100-square-foot home runs around $150-$750 or more.
  • Having an entire home pressure-washed (driveway, walkways, house, roof, deck, porch, patio, etc.), can be $500-$1,400 or more, depending on size, condition and local rates.
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What should be included:
  • A commercial pressure washer manufacturer lists 111 items[1] that can be cleaned with a pressure washer. Pressure washers are rated by pounds per square inch (PSI) and gallons per minute (GPM). The amount of pressure (PSI) is important, but so is the amount of water. Consumers? Reports provides an overview[2] of pressure washers.
  • There's some disagreement about the PSI needed for various cleaning jobs, but more pressure isn't necessarily good. Some surfaces -- such as wood, siding, grout or roofing materials -- can be harmed by too much water pressure, and incorrect use of a pressure washer can cause damage or injury. AskTheBuilder.com provides a video[3] showing how to use a pressure washer and the types of tips for various cleaning projects.
  • Electric pressure washers are relatively quiet, require little maintenance and are easy to store but usually have lower pressure. Gas-powered pressure washers are usually more portable (no power cord), louder, larger, more powerful and require careful storage and maintenance. Pressure washers using cold water are less expensive but not as effective as hot water washers on extremely dirty or greasy spots. However, using the correct cleaning solutions (such as for mold or grease stains) can make cold water washers more effective.
  • If your house has lead paint on the exterior, check with your local health department before power washing the paint.
Additional costs:
  • For an extra fee some companies will also wash a home' interior windows when power-washing the exterior, and others may contract with local window washing companies to provide that service. The cost will depend on the number of windows and the rates in your area
Discounts:
  • Ask your neighbors if they also want their homes power-washed. Many companies will offer discounts for multiple jobs in the same area.
Shopping for pressure washing:
  • Check with local home improvement or hardware stores to see if they rent power washers. Explain exactly what you want to wash (vinyl siding needs a different technique than oil-stained concrete), and ask if the equipment they rent is good for that type of project. Be sure all necessary spray wands, tips and hoses are included.
  • Pressure washers are sold at home improvement centers, hardware stores, and through retailers such as Amazon[4] and Sears[5] .
  • Residential pressure washer manufacturers include Campbell Hausfeld and Karcher. Commercial-grade manufacturer HydroTek Systems gives general tips[6] for choosing the right pressure washer.
  • If hiring a professional power washing company, get estimates from several companies. Pressure washing can cause damage if not done correctly, so ask detailed questions about their experience, equipment, techniques, and whether they use environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions. Request and check references, and look for any complaints with the Better Business Bureau[7] .
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pressure wash roof & Driveway
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: Mrs.Araujo in MIami, FL.Posted: November 17th, 2014 12:11PM
Company: Rey's Cleaning Solution, LLC
My family and I are going to start getting ready for the holidays but first we need a clean mold free house. We got a flyer from them hanged on our door knob. Elizabeth does the estimates and every question was answered. The price was low for all the things that were going to be done. The owner Rey is the one who pressured cleaned my roof and Driveway, look like new. The wife Elizabeth did all the details we discussed on the phone. My home is mold free and everything looks like new. My family and I recommend them 100%.
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Pressure Washing
Amount: $85.00 total
Posted by: Miss.Adams in Sugarland/Woodlands/Pearland, TX.Posted: November 4th, 2014 07:11AM
Company: Adams' Cleaning Services
This lady was so polite and detailed. She pressure washed my driveway, walkway and sidewalk all for $85.00. She also done my neighbor house. The next week she went and done my parents driveway whose is a long type driveway on the side of the house along with their walkway and sidewalk all for $150.00. She travel and her prices are the lowest around for good quality work.
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Pressure washing
Amount: $250.00 total
Posted by: Roy Roberson in Gray, GA.Posted: September 15th, 2014 07:09AM
Company: Pure water pressure washing
These guys are AWESOME,they washed my 2100 sq ft home with green mold all over it and cleaned my gutters for $250 WOW!! Very respectful and reasonable ask for Roy 4783941419 gray ga
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pressure washing baton rouge
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: hunterman21 in baton rouge, LA.Posted: August 26th, 2014 11:08AM
Company: tiger pressure wash
Best in baton rouge 225 284 4527
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Best Pressure washers in SW Florida
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: onehappycamper in Bonita Springs, FL.Posted: August 22nd, 2014 08:08AM
Company: TruBlue Total House Care
These Guys are amazing!!!! We use them for everything. They do Handyman, Maid service, Yard care, pressure washing and anything else you ask them too. They are Family owned and operated and they treat you like part of the family right from the git go. I had them pressure wash my house, spanish tile roof, driveway and pool lanai and they nailed it out and it looks absolutely remarkable. But that's how they do everything. Affordable and top notch. Every time.
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Pressure wash home
Amount: $500.00 total
Posted by: Dallas in Brentwood, TN.Posted: August 14th, 2014 08:08PM
Company: American Pressure Washing Services
2500 sqft vinyl home was only $500 and all I can say is it look like new. Will call again. In Brentwood TN Call 615-925-1029
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pressure washing
Amount: $250.00 total
Posted by: william mccarnical in braseltin, GA.Posted: July 30th, 2014 06:07PM
Company: paul fadden inc.
Had my house pressure washed by Paul he had run a newspaper add that I responded to.Everything was done 100%.This guy cuts no corners or takes any breaks it took him 6.5 hrs an exceptional job.His phone number is 6786304816
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Pressure washing
Amount: $450.00 total
Posted by: joe santos in hillside, NJ.Posted: July 24th, 2014 04:07PM
Company: Union construction llc
The best one
862-373-8393
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power wash
Amount: $355.00 total
Posted by: scotty2hotty in canadaguia, NY.Posted: July 23rd, 2014 10:07PM
Company: Two guys under pressure
Very professional and very reasonable. These two men did an awsome job . My home looks like never before.I've lived here for 21 years and don't remember our home looking so nice...highly recommended. They even washed my neighbors home , Wichita happens to be the village justice...great job keep up the great work guys under pressure.
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Pressure washedp
Amount: $250.00 total
Posted by: Nini in Cullman, AL.Posted: June 12th, 2014 09:06PM
Company: Almost perfect lawn care n more
THIS YOUNG GUY CAME OUT CLEANEDMY HOME N MY POOL AREA N DRIVEWAY FORE 250.00$ wow THIS GUY WAS AMAZING HE DID A GREAT JOB N EVEN DID DRIVE WAY FOR FREE MY HOUSE HAD GREEN MOLD ALL OVER IT N NOW IT LOOKS LIKE BRAND NEW LIKECTHE DAY IT WAS BUILT HE WS AMAZING HIS Nme is Corey n u can reach him at 205 5313445 he is highly recommended HES great n respectful
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PessureWash House deck and patio
Amount: $1,020.00 total
Posted by: Mrs. Washington in Hampton, GA.Posted: June 9th, 2014 03:06PM
Company: Hot Springs Pressure Wahin
They came out and did an excellent job on my 6,000 sq ft stucco house, and large patio. Our home was just purchased about 4months ago and it had been sitting for some time. There was dirt clogged on the soffits and walls and deck and patio was pretty bad. Hot Springs brought my new home to life. I love the work they did and will recommend them to anyone.
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Pressure wash
Amount: $375.00 total
Posted by: a user in Charlotte, NC.Posted: May 20th, 2014 08:05PM
Company: Miloy remodeling
I recomend this guys WOW!! They came on time as they said and took care my two story house,those mildew stain and gatters full of leaves where killing me, they did wat they tall me before starting the cleaning they even cleaned my side walk, they deserve wat they charged me I really recommend . The guy in charge is Hector 704-526-7154 talk to him about a discount I'm sure he will.
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Pressure Washing
Amount: $350.00 total
Posted by: jsmab05 in Augusta, GA.Posted: April 27th, 2014 08:04PM
Company: Mac and Son\'s
Fantastic people to deal with. Young guy. Washed my house and back deck. Looks fantastic. Recommended him to two of my friends and he is knocking off $100 for my next cleaning at the end of this year. Call him, you'll be glad you did 706.550.4025
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Power washing
Amount: $400.00 total
Posted by: Joseph Spiotta in Edison, NJ.Posted: March 13th, 2014 03:03PM
Company: Nice and Clean Power Washing And detail
House was covered in mold so I called a company who I seen have put up lawn signs in the area for power washing. He showed for the free estimate and have me a very reasonable price for the condition my home was in. After he was done my house looked like New and 3 more neighbors had him do there homes also everyone was very pleased. Nice and clean power washing and detailing was fully insured which gave me a definate peace of mind. Call them at 862-251-9549 highly recommended.
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CHURCH PRESSURE WASHING
Amount: $300.00 total
Posted by: a user in STOCKTON, CA.Posted: August 10th, 2013 10:08PM
Company: JQ RESIDENTIAL POWER WASHING
RAIN or SHINE, THIS SINGLE OWNER OPERATOR DID A FANTASTIC JOB PRESSURE WASHIING OUR CHURCH THAT IS 3000 SQ FT,I WAS THINKING TO BE SPENDING ABOUT 400-600.00 BUT WHEN HE GAVE ME THE ESTIMATE AT 0.10 PER SQUARE FT. I WAS LIKE WHOA,,,FANTASTIC JOB
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Pressure Washed Home and Driveway. WOW!!
Amount: $250.00 total
Posted by: Martin Patell in Chattanooga, TX.Posted: August 2nd, 2013 02:08PM
Company: Whittemore's Pressure Washing/Deep Clean
I come home to my black driveway and moldy house to find a flyer folded under my door mat, I pick it up, somewhat annoyed to find that its not just a flyer, but a free estimate also. Details of pressure washing my entire home, windows, doors, gutters and inside my gutters for $250 and then also my driveway, walkways, sidewalk, curb and my stone mailbox for $100... then at the bottom of the ESTIMATE was an a part saying there was a 65$ off this estimate offer.. so I gave the guy a call. He came out and we talked, he was young but I gave him a chance. He took care of everything the flyer said and then some. My driveway is white again, my home beautiful and my gutters so clean inside and out, and with my two story home and long driveway I was so surprised when the job was done that he told me if I wanted to pay in cash he would only charge $250 for the entire job. Needless to say I was more than happy to pay him for an excellent job Work done in 2013 of July,CallByron.Hes great.4239918736
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Vinyl exterior of 2-story 2500 sq. ft. home
Amount: $215.00 total
Posted by: Kenneth Osbourn in Chesterfield, MO.Posted: June 12th, 2013 04:06PM
Company: Corcoran Bros., Inc.
Excellent service. Also removed an old satellite antenna and replaced a chimney screen.
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pressure wash home
Amount: $150.00 total
Posted by: maarrkk in union city, GA.Posted: April 12th, 2013 01:04PM
Company: Clear Cleaning Company
I was shocked at how I reacted when i saw my home it looked so new, NOW THE COMPANY CLEANS THE INSIDE EVERY TWO WEEKS! I'm pleased every time
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Vinyl brick siding pressure washed
Amount: $475.00 total
Posted by: Rachelb in Fauquier, VA.Posted: July 13th, 2012 05:07AM
Company: Planet Green Powerwash
The owner operates this small new company and I decided to give him a try to support our local businesses. Man oh man am I glad I did. All Eco friendly cleaning products. He cleaned all my exterior vinyl and red brick siding, sidewalk and red brick walls. Incredibly professional, like he should be an executive somewhere else. Highly recommend and extremely reasonable. Thank you Mike!
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Exterior Pressure Washed my 3500 sq ft. in Hawaii
Amount: $425.00 total
Posted by: Henry Carderro in Honolulu, HI.Posted: June 24th, 2012 03:06PM
Company: CRU KUSTOM WORKZ
These guys where the best, I have had my house pressure wash by others before, but not like this company. They used a safe and environmentally friendly detergent for my home, that WOW, I couldn't believe to outcome. They even did my sidewalk around my house, cause the grim that came off of the house would have set into the concrete. And they gave me a 10% discount for being a first time customer, and an another 10% off, for being a senior citizen. Now that was a great deal. I referred them to my family and friend's, and the owner told me that he would give me extra saving's on any type of home improvements when I called them back for the referrals. If you are on the island of Oahu, this is the company that you should choose. They have excellent customer service, their prompt on scheduling, and very affordable. Thank you guy's for helping me with my home. God bless you, Henry.
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