How Long Does It Take to Pressure Wash a House?

It’s widely known that pressure washing is a fast and efficient way to beautify and protect exterior surfaces. Homeowners often make use of the service because of how quickly it can upgrade the appearance of a house, deck, patio, fence, or sidewalk. It’s a relatively simple process, too. After a brief set-up period, it’s just a matter of carefully washing the surfaces, allowing the powerful, biodegradable detergents time to cut through the built-up dirt and grime, and then thoroughly rinsing the area. But just how long does the entire process take? Many homeowners are surprised to learn we can power wash a home in around half an hour to a few hours. There are a number of factors that determine the amount of time a cleaning will require.

Size

We’re sure no one is surprised to hear that pressure washing large homes take longer than smaller homes. Not only does a larger surface area need to be covered, but it takes longer to work around the property, and many large homes have hard-to-reach areas that require extra attention.

Another factor is how many separate surfaces are being cleaned. At Peak Power Wash, we offer pressure washing services for siding, brick, decks, driveways, fences, patios, walkways, steps, and even swing sets. The more items that are being treated will lengthen the process, and some materials may need an alteration in pressure or approach. We also offer additional services such as concrete sealing, and these will require additional time.

Cleanliness

There are dirty houses, and then there are really dirty houses. And the dirtier they are, the more time and effort are required to get them clean. Surfaces that have never been power washed will have deep-rooted stains and may even be covered in mildew or algae. These cases take longer than cleaning a home that only has a normal amount of seasonal dirt. We advise homeowners to have their surfaces washed once or twice a year.

Landscaping

Many homes are surrounded by trees, bushes, flower gardens, and other landscaping or architectural elements. Carefully navigating around these features may require extra time and special attention. Additionally, rocky ground, steep hillsides, and other pitched terrain could impact the length of a power washing session.

Experience

When it comes to pressure washing, experience matters. Whether a DIY homeowner or a company new to the cleaning technique, inexperience shows in the amount of time it takes to clean a property. That’s why we suggest always going with a proven professional.

When you hire an established company with years of experience, you can expect them to know how to use the equipment and to be aware of the most efficient procedures for cleaning exterior surfaces. That is exactly what you get when you choose Peak Power Wash. We have 22 years of experience working with a variety of surfaces and materials. We use top-of-the-line equipment and, as a family-owned and operated business, we never outsource a job, so when you hire the dedicated professionals of Peak Power Wash, that’s exactly who you get.

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Our home power washing and home pressure washing service area includes, but is not limited to: Westminster, Finksburg, Hampstead, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Manchester, New Windsor, Mt Airy, Taneytown, and Woodbine in Carroll County. Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and Elkridge in Howard County. Reisterstown and Upperco in Baltimore County. New Market, Walkersville, Thurmont, Emmittsburg in Frederick County. Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Smithsburg in Washington County. Other areas include Spring Grove, Gettysburg, Littlestown, Waynesboro, Chambersburg, and Hanover Pennsylvania.