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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.
Related articles: Window Cleaning, House Cleaning, Painting a House

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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