When should you pressure wash your house: Best time of the year and instructions how to do it.

The best time of the year to pressure wash your house is definitely summer.

Why is that? Cause of the heat, which will dry the walls quicker avoiding mould to appear and also it’s nice to be out when the weather is good and the sun is shinning.

Just need to choose your favourite pressure washing machine, and follow the instructions below.

how long does it take to pressure wash a house

how often should you pressure wash your house

🏡 How long does it take to pressure wash a house.

It depends on the persn who does it, when is an external company with experience, they will get the job done in few hours.

How often should you pressure wash your house.

At least once a year would be advisable to keep the dirt at bay.

How to pressure wash a house

Since some people like to take care of their house’s appearance and want to spend time not only washing and painting the exterior, but also taking care of the interior decoration, I have compiled a list of tips on how to pressure wash a house to wash your home using a power washers for house.

How to pressure wash a house
High pressure washer machine for house

Below there is a video that will serve you as well as an example to learn how to pressure wash a house to make it spotless.

Buy a power washers for house.

When pressure washing your home, it is important to use a power washers for house with proper water flow. The quality of the resulting wash is a combination of the power and the amount of water that the pressure washer for walls produces, so you need to know how to choose the most powerful pressure washer.

Power washers for house
Pressure washer for sidewalks

In general, gas pressure washers have much higher cleaning power and are too powerful for light jobs like pressure washing a car and trucks, and on the other hand they are perfect for pressure washing concrete driveways or pressure washing roofs.

In the case of the walls or sidewalk you dont need to worry about the surface cleaner pressure, but if on the contrary you want to use it for something more delicated like your car to avoid damaging it, it is best to use a professional electric pressure washer set to the appropriate PSI.

Choose a surface cleaner pressure washer with a pressure setting of 1200 to 2200 PSI. You can also choose the type and size of high pressure garden hose nozzles according to the task you are going to complete with the pressure washer surface cleaner pressure washer. There are several kinds like the high pressure rotating nozzle that will explain you later in the article.

How to pressure wash a house video instructions

In this video you can see how to pressure wash a brick house, step by step, explained for this girl Monica from the weekender.

Video how to pressure wash a house

Prepare your house for the pressure washing.

First of all cover and protect anything that can be damage with the house powerwash and also make sure that there are not windows open if you don’t want to find a surprise when coming back in.

Remove every object that may bother you when cleaning, any closet or shed that is against the wall, for instance. Advisable to cut the branches or bush that wouldn’t allow you to clean confortable.

Also cover nearby plants with a cloth to protect them from damage. Many of the soap and sealant products used in pressure washing can be toxic to plants, especially if undiluted.

Make sure the lawn is damp before running the pressure washer. Although cleaning products can cause damage to your lawn, it’s inevitable that some will get on it. Wetting it will reduce the potential damage. For added protection, rinse it off after you’ve finished using your power washer for house siding.

power washer for house siding

If you are using the best professional electric pressure washer, make sure there is an electrical socket to supply power to the electric power washers. Make sure it is near the socket so that you can use it properly.

If on the other hand you will use one of ours gas power washer you need to make sure as well that you have enough time to finish the job, and don’t run out of gas, so may be helpful to fill the tank with petrol before starting.

Spray your walls with a first layer of water.

If you do not have a pressure washer with water tank, connect the pressure washer to the socket and water supply. Attach the 25-degree nozzle to the end of the pressure washer hose connector, turn it on, and start spraying water over the entire surface of your house.

It is recommended that you start at a distance of 4-5 feet from your home and move closer once you have tested the power washer for house.

Pressure washer detergent tank

Most power washers for houses have a special compartment the pressure washer detergent tank. This pressure washer chemical tank is prepared to use with special chemical so try to use the indicated for the instructions.

Fill the detergent tank of your high pressure washers with diluted detergent. Remember to change the water pressure setting on the machine so that the cleaner, not the water, sprays the car.

How to pressure wash a house
Power washers for house

Point your professional house power washer at the walls and spray the detergent. You can choose to wash only one side at a time or the whole house at once although I would advice you make it step by step.

Rinsing with your new high pressure washer machine

Pass the nozzle of the high pressure washer machine at a 45-degree angle to rinse off the detergent and leave your house as shiny as the first day. As a finishing touch, you can always repaint it to make it to look like new.

🔺 How to pressure wash a roof

If you want to learn how to pressure wash a roof you just need to follow the same basic instructions of how to pressure wash a house, althoug you need to be extra careful in case that is a tile roof. Also it will need and proper cleaning between the tiles.

How to pressure wash a roof
High pressure washer machine for roof

How to pressure wash a tile roof

As I said before when learning how to pressure wash a tile roof you need to be extra cautious with the tiles. If you pressure washing you roof in a wrong way you might destroy it applying to much pressureon it and the tiles can fall off.

These are the recommendation you need to follow when washing the roof:

  • Adjust the pressure washer for roofs lower than for the rest of the house
  • Clean the tiles with your high pressure washer machine aiming between them
  • Don’t spray from too close of you will damage the tiles.
  • Use the appropiated to clean roofs chemicals.

How much does it cost to pressure wash a roof

Regular roof cleaning will help extend the life of the roof and increase its attractiveness.

When talking about how much does it cost to pressure wash a roof the national average cost of roof cleaning ranges from $300 to $700, with the average homeowner paying an average of $450; expect to pay between $0.20 and $0.60 per square foot.

On the other hand we have the fact that a roof pressure washer cost half of this amount, so not only you will save money buying your own pressure washer for roof, also it will last for many years and you will be able to do the cleaning of many other thing like your car, your bike, the driveway or your fence.

⛔ How to pressure wash concrete

Although operating one may seem intimidating, pressure washers for driveways are fairly easy to use as long as you take the proper precautions. Using the right concrete cleaner and nozzle, you can clean effectively without damaging the surface. The key to using a driveway power washer is to swap the nozzles gradually and consistently. Using the right technique, you can leave the concrete surface looking almost new.

What size pressure washer do I need to clean concrete?

Any average size pressure washer will work for concrete, as long as it not a portable one with low presure, anyother will be enough.

How to pressure wash driveway with bleach

How to pressure wash driveway with bleach
Pressure washer for driveway

Clearing the surface to wash before the driveway cleaning.

Remove the vehicles and other items that you want to protect. This includes furniture, toys, potted plants and anything else you can move. These items will get in the way when washing the driveway. If you can’t move everything, you may want to cover it up to protect it.

If you suspect that sockets, walls and doors may be damaged during the cleaning of the driveway with the pressure washer, cover them with plastic and tape. Don’t forget to protect your plants and lawn like I explained in the how to pressure wash a house point. Finally use a broom to sweep up leaves and other debris from the entire concrete surface. This may take some time if you are pressure washing a large driveway, but once you get it done, everything will be ready to start the cleaning.

Set up your driveway pressure washer

Choose to clean your driveway with pressure washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 PSI. At this setting, the pressure washer is more capable of blowing away dirt without damaging the concrete.

Attach the arm and the choosen nozzle to the power washer. When using the high pressure washer machine you have several nozzle options. Start with a soap nozzle or a 65 degree nozzle. These nozzles spread the soap in a wide and gentle way. Find the nearest water supply point to your home. Connect the hose and then connect the other end to the inlet valve on the back of the driveway pressure washer tank.

How many psi pressure washer to clean concrete?

High pressure washer machines are available in both electric and gas models. The best electric pressure washers reach a maximum pressure of around 3100 PSI, ideal for cleaning concrete and they are also quieter than the gas pressure washers.

Wear safety glasses, gloves and hearing protection before using the washer.

Pressurized water can cut through bare skin. Splashing can occur and concrete cleaners can be quite aggressive. Many cleaners, especially gas cleaners, can also be very noisy. Wear earmuffs or earplugs to block out noise. Put on also long pants and a sturdy pair of shoes before using the washer. Keep other people and pets out of the area until you are finished using it.

Start pressure washing your concrete driveway.

Pointing the spray arm away from you, turn the switch to the on position. When you pull the trigger on the spray arm, the pressure washer will begin to concentrate the water flow. Test the pressure washer in a small, inconspicuous place.

Start spraying the area with a concrete cleaner. Then replace the soaping nozzle with a 25-degree nozzle to rinse off the cleaner. To make adjustments, you can turn off the washer and try something like a 45-degree nozzle. Another option is to raise the spray arm higher to effectively pressure washing your concrete driveway without damaging it.

Use a concrete degreaser cleaner in a spray bottle and spraying it on the stain. Let the stain soak in for at least 3-5 minutes and then scrub it with a stiff bristle brush or rag. You can use a bleach-based cleaner, but be careful to direct it away from the drain during rinsing.

Start at the top of the concrete and work your way down. Stand in the center along the top of the concrete. When spraying, spray from the center outward as you move down toward the other end.

Surface cleaner for pressure washer.

Most people use a 25 degree spray nozzle for basic cleaning. It concentrates the spray into a relatively small but powerful stream. If you need to, you can change nozzles for difficult stains, for example, try using a 15-degree nozzle for a more direct flow that can remove mold and other problems.

You can also get a surface cleaner for pressure washer attachment. This is a device that you can pull along the concrete like a float. It sprays a safer, more consistent flow of water.

Surface cleaner for pressure washer
High pressure washer machine with surface cleaner

How often to pressure wash driveway

Driveway pressure washing at least once a year will help to maintain its appearance and prolong its life and on top of that a pressure washer is the perfect tool for tackling stubborn stains.

How to pressure wash a deck before staining

To learn how to pressure wash a deck before staining you don’t need a master degree.

First you need to get a new and totally functiona high pressure washer machine and then just follow the instruction of how to pressure wash a house applying it to your deck and is done.

How to pressure wash a deck with bleach

Just spray some bleach based cleaner to the most dirty part and after rinse it with the high pressure washer machine.

How to pressure wash a fence

Follow the instrution as before and you can get it done in the same way. Just need to be extra careful cause of the material. Wood would be weaker than concrete so having this into account you will be fine.

How long does it take to pressure wash a fence

Usually cleaning a fence by hand could take you half of your day , but with a high pressure washer machine is matter of just about an hour or so depends of the extension of the fence.