Is your home exterior losing its shine? Are the stains, grime, and mold starting to appear? If so, it’s time for a professional pressure or power wash. A quality cleaning helps boost curb appeal, prevents damage, and reduces allergens. Here’s what you can expect to pay for your sized home.
The Costs Involved
Pressure washing typically costs $0.10 to $0.50 per square foot. Flat areas like driveways and patios take less time and cost less. However, you’ll still have to pay for a technician to come to your home. It’s best to have several projects lined up for them to do while they’re on site.
Power washing uses expensive equipment to heat up the water, but the extra cost can be worth it. Power washing quickly removes stubborn stains and grime from hard surfaces like concrete. Pressure washing is cheaper since cold water is used.
The Impact of Size
Size matters when it comes to cost. More labor is needed to pressure wash a larger home. The cost to clean a 1500 square foot home ranges from $150 to $750. You’ll pay between $250 to $1,250 to pressure wash a 2500 square foot dwelling.
The longer it takes a technician to complete a cleaning project, the more you’ll pay. Grime buildup requires cleaning agents, and hard-to-reach areas take more time. Extra equipment is needed to tackle larger, multi-story homes.
Multi-Level Cleaning Costs
The cost range to clean a one-story house is between $100 and $750. You’ll pay as little as $75 to pressure wash a smaller home. A larger one can cost as much as $1,000 to power wash.
A two-story home is more expensive to clean. The cost can range from $400 to $1,400. Expect to pay near the top end for power washing.
A technician will likely have to get on a piece of equipment to reach the top of a three-story home. Expect to pay between $700 to $1,800 to clean a dwelling of this size.
Location Plays a Role
Homes in warm, humid areas see a lot of mold growth and need more frequent cleanings. In colder climates, wind and rain can make your home quite dirty. If you live along the coast, sea water spray can create a mess on your siding. Homes in wooded or rural areas are exposed to tree sap and dirt roads. City homes can get filthy from soot and pollution.
Pressure Washing Project Costs
The driveway and patio are the most popular areas of a home to pressure wash. A driveway is relatively cheap, at $0.20 to $0.30 per square foot. A patio costs slightly more per square foot. The most expensive pressure washing project is the siding, which will cost $1 to $2.25 per linear foot. Fences, gutters, and roofs are also common areas of focus.
Let Us Tackle Your Power Washing Needs
If you are ready to spruce up your outdoor space, the professionals at Peak Power Wash can help. We can clean your home exterior or tackle your deck, fence, sidewalk, or driveway. We use a technique called “soft wash”, which uses a much lower amount of pressure and reduces potential harm to surfaces. Contact us at 443-686-WASH, or visit our website to request a free estimate.