How Long Does it Take to Power Wash Your Home
The team at Elite Power Washing receives many questions regarding power washing. Often, we are asked how long will it take to power wash their home. There are many variables that come into play when answering that question.
As a homeowner, you want to know your home is going to get the very best treatment. Protecting and caring for your investment is important. Here are some of the variables we take into consideration when power washing your home.
How Large is Your Home?
Yes, the square footage of your home is the first thing we look at to determine how much time it will take. There is a lot more to consider when estimating how much time will be needed to clean your home’s exterior.
What is the Exterior of Your Home Made Of?
The type of siding affects the amount of time needed. For example, we see some of these problems with power washing:
- Holes can be put in vinyl siding and fiber cement siding.
- Aluminum siding can dent under too high water pressure.
- Paint strips off wood clapboard siding if the pressure is too high.
- Extra care is used with brick exteriors to avoid mortar damage.
- Traditional concrete stucco cleans easily, but the new, lightweight stucco needs extra care.
- Textured paint or peeling paint also makes it more difficult to get the exterior clean.
We will always take the time needed to clean it right and give your home a professional cleaning.
Does Your Home Have Hard to Reach Areas or Detail Work?
Homes with lots of hard to reach areas takes us more time to clean. Older homes like ‘Victorian painted ladies’ have detail needing special care. We take extra time and care when cleaning these.
How Dirty is Your Home’s Exterior?
How dirty your home’s exterior is will affect the length of time needed to clean it. The outside of your home gets dirty just like the interior does. The area you are living in may be affected by other things in your area. Living by a gravel road generates extra dust. Factories or construction areas close by may generate more dirt or grime.
Over time the outside of your home will accumulate dirt, grime, algae, mold, and mildew. A home that is extremely dirty takes more time to clean. Mold and algae stains take time and special attention so we go slower to do a good job. If the exterior of your home is cleaned yearly it’s not going to be as dirty as a home that hasn’t been cleaned in five or ten years.
Do You Have a Lot of Landscaping Around Your Home?
We cover landscaping and grass close to your home. Exposed grass or trees need covering to prevent damage by cleaning solutions. Areas not covered need thorough soaking with water to prevent possible damage. The more landscaping you have, the more time it takes us to get ready for cleaning.
The Weather Can Affect the Time
Weather affects how much time it takes to clean your home. An extremely hot day limits how much area can be cleaned at one time. High winds will cause us to slow down and take more time.
Give Us a Call for a Time Estimate
The Elite Power Wash team is always available to answer any questions you might have. If you’d like a time estimate it is easier for us to do if we understand what your property is like. We will always take the time needed to do a professional job.
Keeping your home clean prevents future problems and keeps your homes curb appeal looking sharp. Give us a call, we’re always here to help.