Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts at Miller Soft Wash.

Pressure washing near me

1. How often should a house be pressure washed?

The best rule of thumb is to pressure wash your house once per year at minimum. This is largely dependent on your city’s weather and climate, however. If you get a lot of rain, wind and storms, you probably need to clean more frequently than once per year. Wetter climates with regular rain and storms can lead to a lot of humidity, buildup and debris, which could also cause mold and mildew. 

You should also consider pressure washing your home if you’re planning to repaint your home’s exterior or if you want to boost your home’s curb appeal to prospective buyers.

Contact the best pressure washing near you to schedule regular appointments.

2. Is it worth it to hire a professional pressure washer?

Yes, it’s often worth it to hire a pro to pressure wash your house or other surfaces. The main benefits of hiring a professional pressure washer include the pro’s ability to clean without damaging your home (removing the risk for personal injury) and their ability to spot problems before they occur. 

With DIY pressure washing, you can save money and get familiar with your house’s nooks and crannies. However, you run the risk of damaging your siding and your paint, falling off a ladder, hurting yourself with the high-pressure water and not spotting problems that an experienced pro would be able to spot.

Contact the top-rated pressure washing services near you to figure out if hiring a pro is the best option for you.

3. What surfaces can be cleaned with a pressure washer?

You can safely use a pressure washer on a number of different surfaces, including your home’s exterior, siding, driveways, rooftops, sidewalks, patios and more.

It can also be used to clean grills, outdoor furniture, cars and trucks, boats, bikes, fences and decks. You can generally clean any hard outdoor walking surface, including asphalt, concrete, brick and pavers with a pressure washer.

However, it’s possible to damage your property — especially wood and vinyl surfaces — if you don’t use the pressure washer correctly. Consider hiring a top-rated pressure washing service near you if you don’t have experience using the equipment and selecting the correct PSI.

4. What is the best time of year to pressure wash your house?

A warm, sunny day is the best time of year to pressure wash your house. The warm sun will be able to dry out the house after washing. You should also consider pressure washing your home after the rainy, storm season has passed. Depending on where you live, this might be in the spring, summer or early fall.

Contact the best pressure washing service to determine the best time to wash your home, and schedule an appointment.

5. How much does it cost to get your house pressure washed?

On average, pressure washing your house costs $350, though prices will typically range from $200 to $500. Here’s how much it costs to pressure wash surfaces, depending on the total square footage:

Here’s how much it costs to pressure wash surfaces, depending on the total square footage:

0-1,000 sq. ft$197

1,000-2,000 sq. ft$316

2,000-3,000 sq. ft$400

3,000-4,000 sq. ft$545

4,000-5,000 sq. ft$634

Ultimately, the cost of pressure washing your house will vary with the size of your house, the degree of cleaning needed, the need to wash sensitive surfaces, the travel required and whether the crew needs scaffolding or ladders.

To find out exactly how much it will cost to pressure wash your home, contact the best pressure washers near you and ask for free estimates.

6. How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

Pressure washing a house tends to take anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. The larger the house, the longer it will take. It may also take an additional 15 to 30 minutes of setup time and pack time, and some time may be required to switch between applying the cleaning chemicals and rinsing them off. 

Ask the best pressure washers near you how long it might take to wash your home’s exterior (or other surfaces), and get free estimates.

7. How much does pressure washing cost per square foot?

The cost of hiring a pressure washer will depend on the square footage of your home, which translates to the square footage of your exterior walls. In general, expect to pay around $0.14-$0.18 per square foot of your property size. Ask the professional how much they charge per square foot of the surface itself. This can be helpful in estimating the cost to pressure wash driveways, decks, fences and roofs.

8. How do I find and hire a professional pressure washer?

An online search allows you to compare ratings and reviews for the best pressure washing services near you. Look for customer reviews with attached photos, as these showcase the work of the pro. Even better — look for photos of the surfaces and structures you need a pro to clean. This may include before-and-after photos of home exteriors, concrete driveways, sidewalks and more.

Once you’ve decided on a few professionals, request free cost estimates from at least three of them before you make your choice. 

9. What is power washing?

Power washing uses a machine to take in water, raise it to an extremely high pressure, heat it and spray it through a narrow nozzle in order to blast surfaces clean. The high temperature and pressure of the water make this method better than pressure washing for the removal of embedded stains on outdoor surfaces like driveways, decks and patios. It can also blast through common problems like grease stains or chewing gum caked onto sidewalks. 

10. Power washing vs. pressure washing — what’s the difference?

Power washing uses heated water while pressure washing uses tap-cold water. This is the main difference between the two, Pressure washing is ideal for building and house exteriors, walkways, sidewalks, public spaces, parking garages and vehicles. Power washing, on the other hand, is useful for more intensive applications such as removing oil stains. The professional you hire will know which type of washer to use for each application.

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5 Things To Do Near Me In South Bend, IN

Along the southernmost bend of the St. Joseph River, South Bend is the fourth largest city in Indiana and a permanent fixture in American history and culture. 

The city was made synonymous with manufacturing at the turn of the century thanks to industry leaders like the Studebaker corporation. During that same time, the small Catholic university known as the University of Notre Dame was also quickly expanding in South Bend to become the world-renowned institution it is today.

Between the rich industrial roots, prestigious collegiate connections, and abundance of surrounding natural attractions, South Bend today is a city filled with many fun things to do.

South Bend residents show pride in their city and its historic past, and throw great events to celebrate their culture. Greek festivals, art fairs, and jazz festivals take place in South Bend throughout the year, giving more reasons to visit this vibrant city.

When you visit Indiana, make sure to plan a stop here. Learn more about the best places to visit with our list of the top things to do in South Bend, Indiana.

See also: Where to Stay in South Bend

Note: Some businesses may be temporarily closed due to recent global health and safety issues.

National Studebaker Museum

1. National Studebaker Museum

National Studebaker Museum | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane

The American car manufacturer Studebaker has a long history connected to South Bend, much of which is on display at the National Studebaker Museum. This acclaimed museum and educational space is open seven days of the week, except major holidays.

Classic Studebaker models, military vehicles, and the world’s largest collection of U.S. Presidential Carriages can be seen in the museum. A special highlight of the museum is the Barouche that Abraham Lincoln used the night of his ill-fated theater attendance. The collection also includes an extensive archive of design and development drawings.

Various events and programming fill the Studebaker National Museum calendar throughout the year, including speaker series and an annual Hall of Champions dinner and reception. The museum also facilitates the Concours D’Elegance at Copshaholm, which features hundreds of vintage automobiles on outside display.

Address: 201 Chapin Street, South Bend, Indiana

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University of Notre Dame

2. University of Notre Dame

University of Notre Dame | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane

Founded in 1842 and chartered by the state legislature in 1844, the University of Notre Dame has remained a physical and cultural presence of South Bend ever since the school’s inception. During a visit to Notre Dame today, noting the collegiate Gothic architecture and the sprawling campus often filled with backpack-clad students, it’s impossible not to feel the academic and spiritual powers at play.

Community members and tourists have many fun things to do on campus, including free admission to the impressive Snite Museum of Art. Come Saturdays in the late summer and fall of South Bend, you can find nearly the entire city enjoying the athletic atmosphere at Notre Dame Stadium, home of the Fighting Irish football team.

An important stop for many on campus, including those who appreciate fine architecture, is the Basilica of the Sacred Heart â€“ a stunning Roman Catholic church that can take your breath away. Another family-fun attraction on campus can be found at the Compton Family Ice Arena, with daily public skating times.

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Potawatomi Park Conservatory

3. Potawatomi Park

Potawatomi Park Conservatory | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane

On the eastern edge of the city and on the opposite side of the St. Joseph River from downtown, Potawatomi Park contains a dense collection of cultural attractions. Large, shady trees punctuate much of the space at Potawatomi Park, providing bountiful sitting space for a picnic or afternoon in the park. 

Visitors to Potawatomi also have access to a splash pad, a performance arts stage, and universally accessible playground equipment.

Adjacent to the park, the Potawatomi Zoo, Indiana’s oldest animal park, has nearly 500 animals on display. Fun activities offered by the zoo include rides on the Zoo Train or a trip around the Endangered Species Carousel. On the southeast side of Potawatomi Park, the Potawatomi Conservatory features year-round tropical plants and waterfalls.

Address: 500 South Greenlawn Avenue, South Bend, Indiana

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South Bend Museum of Art

4. South Bend Museum of Art

South Bend Museum of Art | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane

This downtown art museum features three stories and five galleries representing Indiana and regional artists. The museum also has works from across the nation on display. The halls of South Bend Museum of Art are easy to navigate, and while visiting, it’s common to find yourself immersed in the artistic atmosphere.

Regular and special events, like First Fridays and outdoor Art Festivals, also make it easy to enjoy artistic treasures within the community. The museum can be found within the Century Center, which is also home to major conventions and events in the area, including political rallies, professional seminars, and holiday musical shows.

Address: 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, South Bend, Indiana

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The Morris Performing Arts Center

5. The Morris Performing Arts Center

The Morris Performing Arts Center | Photo Copyright: Brad Lane

Beginning as a vaudeville house in the early 1920s, The Morris Performing Arts Center followed the act of many prominent theaters across the country. Narrowly avoiding the wrecking ball during the mid-20th century, this historic venue was saved when the South Bend community rallied behind it, ultimately restoring it back to its original glamour in the year 2000.

Now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this stunning theater and performance space attracts a wide variety of first-class talent and attraction. Shows and performances at Morris range from comedians to world-famous musical acts. The Morris is also well known for its Broadway and symphony performances.

Address: 211 North Michigan Street, South Bend, Indiana

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