Pressure Washing  Cost

How much does it cost to pressure wash the exterior of a house?

Pressure washing can remove years of dirt and grime and make a home look like new. Pressure washing is ideal for driveways, brick, roofs, decks, patios and porches.

In our cost analysis below, we will be calculating costs based on a typical 1200 sq.ft. home.

Cost breakdown

  • Labor: call a professional for large jobs, removing mildew and mold and for preparing surfaces for paint. Professional pressure washing costs between $60-$100 per hr. An area of 1200 sq.ft. will take 6 hours for a total cost of between $360-$600.
  • Equipment rental: pressure washing can be a do-it-yourself project. Gas and electric pressure washers are available from big box hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes for $76-$99 per day rental with a $100-$150 deposit.
  • Water: according to Elements, a professional pressure washer of 1500 PSI uses approximately 10-15 gallons per minute. The American Water Works Association places the price of 1000 gallons of water at $1.50, placing the estimated cost at $2.40-$8.10.
  • Material: masking tape, solvent, and paper are used to prepare the home surfaces for pressure washing. A surface repair product may be necessary for brick and wood surfaces. Mold and mildew will require chemicals to remove. Typically these materials cost between.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • In addition to pressure washing a house, a pressure washer can be used to clean a variety of other surfaces at your home that can vastly improve the look and health of your house.
  • Driveways and walkways: pressure washing a driveway or walkway will take about an hour ($60) and require grease solvent and cleaning chemicals to properly remove the soil from area.
  • Roof: remove moss and mildew with a pressure washer. Tiled roofs are ideal for pressure washing. Solvents are available for rooftops. This would take 2-3 hours and would cost between $120-$300.
  • Decks, porches and patios: rope a professional to transform the outdoor space for minimal additional cost. Pressure wash the deck, porch and patio for an additional 1-2 hours. This would cost between $60-$200.

Additional considerations and costs

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Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Albany, NY
+17%
Amarillo, TX
-15%
Anaheim, CA
+21%
Anderson, SC
-23%
Arlington, TX
+6%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Austin, TX
+13%
Baldwin Park, CA
+9%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Bowie, MD
+16%
Bronx, NY
+32%
Canton, GA
-5%
Cape Coral, FL
-9%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Clarksville, TN
-13%
Clayton, GA
-31%
Clearwater, FL
-14%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Collegeville, PA
+44%
Columbia, SC
-10%
Columbus, OH
+5%
Concord, CA
+30%
Daytona Beach, FL
-22%
Decatur, GA
+9%
Denver, CO
+1%
Dover, DE
-13%
Easton, PA
+13%
Elizabeth City, NC
-10%
Fairfield, CA
+5%
Fayetteville, NC
-20%
Hinesville, GA
+8%
Houston, TX
+24%
Howell, MI
-5%
Huntsville, AL
-17%
Hyattsville, MD
+17%
Immokalee, FL
-5%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kingsport, TN
-8%
Lafayette, LA
+20%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Marietta, GA
+10%
Melbourne, FL
-16%
Miami, FL
+1%
Mobile, AL
-8%
Modesto, CA
-12%
Monroe, LA
-13%
Montgomery, AL
-10%
Naples, FL
-3%

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