Frequently Asked Questions

After 34 years one might think there isn't much that we have not seen or experienced in this profession - but that would not be 100% true, thank goodness. We love the occasional surprise and challenge - within limits.....

Cleanliness is not next to godliness, Cleanliness IS godliness! A beautiful home feels so more enjoyable to come home to when it is clean and well cared for. This also improves curb appeal, which is of particular interest if you selling. Additionally any wood, roof or masonry surface will last a lot longer if moisture-holding growths are not allowed to establish themselves. Moisture encourages rotting, lichen growth and frost-thaw action.

In general, houses can be power washed once a year any time between March and November. It is worth noting that algae, mildew, etc grows most in the heat and humidity of summer – this begins to subside in August. As it gets later in a calendar year,  you’ll want to make sure your home is taken care of before the freezing temperatures and winter weather arrive.

For the majority of siding surfaces a wash every 3 years will suffice. A lot depends on the micro-environment of your location. For example a slate roof can stay clean for decades IF overhanging trees are removed.

No need to stay home, but if you are home it is best no one comes in and out while I am working. The solutions can be irritating to the skin of some plus they can wreck nice clothing.

Pricing varies greatly by region. 

National Average                              $180 – $400
Minimum Estimate  $270
Maximum Estimate  $630
Expected Average                               $297 – $387
While power washing can be viewed as a do-it-yourself project, there is a clear distinction between the DIY weekender and a professional. A do-it-yourself washer more often than not depends on the use of pressure rather than proper solutions. This can result in chipped painting, damaged screens, and ruined siding. And though most power washing equipment you can rent has the same PSI as commercial-grade tools, it will have a very low water flow rate making this a project that take days, not hours.
No, not in the hands of a professional. Pressure washing equipment does have the capacity to produce extremely high pressure but most of the time we use a *Soft Wash* approach with an emphasis on proper use of solutions. This is particularly important when restoring siding and wood. Masonry surfaces can handle higher pressures but proper use of solutions are still very much part of the process
ABSOLUTELY-NOT! When used properly our detergents are not harmful to plants, pets or humans. We use only USDA approved detergents that are not only used in the food industry but are also certified Kosher. Pre-moistening vegetation and then rinsing well afterward is essential especially if it is hot and sunny.