While it can vary quite a bit depending on the area you’re living in & the size of your home, the average cost to pressure wash a house is $199 to $499 depending on various factors. This typically works out to $0.20 to $0.60 per square foot.
What Makes the Cost to Pressure Wash a House Worth the Price?
As time passes, your home builds up dirt, grime, & algae. Pressure washing your house is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to brighten it up. Most jobs can be done in just a few hours so it’s also one of the quickest ways to increase that curb appeal.
If you’re thinking of putting your home on the market any time in the next few months, pressure washing the exterior is an absolute must.
Most pressure washing advertised specials for houses are specifically for low pressure soft washing, a technique which uses a lower pressure spray and special chemicals to clean your home without using high pressure that can damage siding.
What Affects the Average Cost Of Pressure Washing a House?
There are quite a few variables that can affect the cost of pressure washing. Here at All Touch Power Wash & Paint, we take pride in giving you the best value for your money, no matter how big or small the job is.
Scope of the Project
Most houses have lots of parts. A house wash may consist of just a soft wash of the siding, or it could be a full cleaning down to high pressure blasting of dirt and grease from a driveway or patio, and a deck cleaning. Every home is a unique scenario.
We price every pressure washing job as a unique instance so we can make sure we get you exactly what you want, with no surprises when the job is done.
Like most things in life, location is a significant factor. While a soft wash of an average-sized vinyl siding house in Maryland runs between $199 and $499, in Arizona it’s likely half that price. Even within states, prices can vary from town to town. For example, if you were looking for soft washing in Bel Air MD you’d probably pay more than if you were looking in Essex MD.
The reason for the differences from location to location are too numerous to list, but among them include things like state taxes & fees for the company performing the work, insurance costs, local gas prices (most pressure washers are gasoline powered), and equipment costs.
Demand also plays a factor. In Arizona where it’s very dry, there’s less demand for professional pressure washing services because fewer homes build up algae, lichen, or moss. Maryland on the other hand is known for it’s hot and humid summers which drive up the need for regular cleaning.
Size also plays a major role in the cost to pressure wash a house. A 3000 square foot house is a much larger project than a 1200 square foot house and will cost more to pressure wash.
Similarly, a multistory home might require the contractor to use ladders or special equipment to get the stream of water high enough for an effective cleaning. In most cases a large house means a higher power washing price.
The material needing cleaned plays a role in the cost to pressure wash a house as well. In fact, our most expensive house wash project was high solely due to the house contruction. This particular home had an entire exterior covered in stucco which takes a lot of careful work to pressure wash without causing damage. This is one of those examples where you really want a professional experienced power washer that you can depend on not to cause damage to your home.
What’s the current condition of the home? This is another question an experienced power washing professional will ask about the project when quoting a price.
If your home gets pressure washed every year or two, it’ll likely be cheaper than a home that’s never been done before or has gone many years without a quality cleaning. Old dirt is harder to remove than new dirt.
It’s not a factor that people generally think about, but pressure washing houses is a highly seasonal job. People tend to want their homes done at the beginning of Spring or Summer and as a result, contractors are very busy during these seasons.
If you choose to have your pressure washing done during the late fall or even in winter (at least when it’s above freezing), you could find yourself with a significant discount. Even the busiest pressure washing company is slow during those seasons and will gladly do the work for a discount.
How Much Does it Cost to Pressure Wash a House Yourself?
The largest savings when pressure washing your home on your own is in the form of labor. You’ll still have to either buy or rent the power washer and other equipment and whatever cleaning chemicals & safety gear might be required.
The labor costs you save might seem significant when you consider how long it takes you to complete your house washing project, however it’s important to note that a seasons professional will probably do the job much faster.
On the lower end of the pricing spectrum, you may not save much by doing it yourself depending on how much it costs to rent a pressure washer in your area. You could also purchase a pressure washer which could be beneficial if you plan on doing it yourself every year, but might be overkill for a one-time cleaning.
Also, keep in mind that the pressure washing equipment you might buy or rent from a home improvement store like Home Depot is not going to perform as well the high-quality systems professional contractors like us use. And the same goes for cleaning chemicals, you can make your own cleaning solutions that may work, but there’s a good chance they won’t be as effective as what the professionals use.
Why Choose Us For Your House Washing Project?
We’ve been doing this work for over a decade and we have a tremendous amount of experience with all types of houses and construction. No matter how complex it is, there’s no pressure washing project we can’t tackle.
All Touch Power Wash & Paint is licensed and insured to give you peace of mind. All of our technicians are highly trained and skilled.
How Do Our House Washing Prices Compare with the Competition?
When getting multiple bids from power washing companies, sometimes we’re the cheapest and sometimes we’re not. Our pricing is uniquely based on each home to ensure you get the best value for your money with no cut corners & guaranteed satisfaction. There are no surprise charges when the job is finished.
Getting a custom quote is as easy as filling out the contact form below or calling us directly at 410-513-9274.