Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

 


Q: Do I have to be home when you work on my property? 

A: No, we do not require you to be home, when we are to arrive at your home to clean. You just must make sure there are no cars in the driveway (if we are cleaning your driveway) and there is access to water.

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Q: Will your pressure washer cause damage to my property?
A:A true professional will tell you, that the only thing we use pressure on, is concrete and when cleaning a wood deck. All other surfaces are cleaned with low pressure, sometimes called “soft washing”.Roofs and houses are chemically cleaned for a better, deeper and longer lasting clean.
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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.

Q: Do I have to move stuff off of my patio or pool deck?

A: Yes and no. You should remove all things that could be affected by bleach, such as towels and pillows, sensitive houseplants and electronics(remotes, portable radios etc…). If you have Tv’s, stereos and speakers outside please cover them. Patio furniture and stuff of that nature can remain. We will move them around during the cleaning process. If you are so inclined, you could move your furniture outside of the deck area. It is not necessary though.

Q: How do I get a Estimate?

A: Here at Miller Soft Wash we make it easy for our customers to get a quote on Roof, House or Driveway Washing by using Google Earth to measure the square footage and then charging per square foot. To get your online quote within a 24 hour time frame simply fill out our form here. Get Quote

Q: What kind of payment do you accept?

A: We accept cash, checks or online payment.

Q: How do we arrange payment if we won’t be home?

A: You can leave a check for us at a pre-arranged spot, or we will send you an invoice to your email with a link to pay online. We have no problem billing our customers and do it for convenience. We realize it is a hassle to take off of work, or have to drive home to pay a contractor.

Q: Do You Provide Pressure Washing Near Me?

A: We provide pressure washing services in the following cities. Cities we serve.

Q: How Much Dose it Cost to Wash my House?

A: Generally speaking, it costs somewhere between $200 and $600 to Softwash the exterior of a house with the average cost sitting at just over $350. Read more on the cost here.

Q: What is Included in a House Wash?

A: Included in a house wash is all vertical surfaces, exterior of the gutters, soffits, facia, window sills and front porch.

How often should you wash the exterior of your house?

How often should you wash the exterior of your house?
Ultimately, the best way to take good care of your home’s exterior is to treat house washing as a part of routine maintenance. As a general rule, most experts recommend that you wash your home every 12 months (or one time a year).

How often should I wash the exterior of my house?


Ultimately, the best way to take good care of your home’s exterior is to treat house washing as a part of routine maintenance. As a general rule, most experts recommend that you wash your home every 12 months (or one time a year).
What is the best time of year to wash my house?
In general, houses should be power washed at least once a year any time between March and November. 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.
What is soft washing a house?
Soft washing is a cleaning method that involves low-pressure stream and special solutions. This process removes bacteria, mildew, algae, and other organic strains on your home’s exterior and roof. It’s different than power washing because the pressure is low and soft.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions 

Are power washing and pressure washing the same thing?
The general process and most equipment are the same, but power washing and pressure washing are different in two key aspects.

Power wash:
Uses hot water for deep stain removal
Lower pressure for more sensitive surfaces
Pressure wash:
Uses room temperature water
High water pressure for deep stain removal

How to soft wash?
Soft washing runs water through a pump and hose with very little pressurization. The pump can also direct the cleaning solution mixture through the hose. Then the hose is directed at the surface being cleaned and the water mixture is sprayed out

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Q & A

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 pro to determine the best time to wash your home, and schedule an appointment.

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 $600. 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 a single story house, depending on the total square footage:

0-1,000 sq. ft$200

1,000-2,000 sq. ft$280

2,000-3,000 sq. ft$420

3,000-4,000 sq. ft$560

4,000-5,000 sq. ft$700

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.

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.

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 $0.10-$0.17 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.

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.

How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

Pressure washing a house tends to take anywhere from 45 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.

Why do I need to clean my roof?

Over time, algae, moss, lichen and dirt can build up on your roof.

These buildups can affect the look and function of your roof unless removed. The buildup of organic materials such as moss on a shingle roof can prevent water from sloughing off as it normally would.

Trapped water can rot the roof or cause early deterioration of your shingles. Even if you don’t have a shingle roof, moss and lichen absorb water, and that wet material adds weight and stress to your roof — as well as providing a home for insects and other pests, and collecting dirt.

For reflective, cool roofs that redirect heat away from the home, algae and moss growths can hamper their ability to deflect the sun, which can affect utility bills.

Visually, moss, dirt and algae growths on a roof can have a negative effect on perceived home value and curb appeal. For example, black algae streaks on your roof may cause a potential homebuyer to assume that the roof might need repair or replacement, when it only needs to be cleaned.

Can a roof be cleaned?

Yes roofs can be cleaned, and yes, it’s a real thing.

Roof cleaning may actually be a wise investment to prolong the life of your roof. Overgrowth of moss, grime, lichen or algae can all shorten the life of your roof.

If you have black streaks growing on your roof, they are likely caused by gloeocapsa magma algae spores that have landed on your roof and taken up residence.

Once the algae has grown into streaks, the organism has usually been growing for several months and it’s high time to have it removed.

The northern part of your roof, as well as any parts that remain shaded all day, will provide a wet, cool haven for moss to flourish.

Unfortunately this water-absorbing moss can damage your shingle roof, leading to rot if not removed.

Beyond roof health and function, a clean roof can boost your curb appeal and potentially boost your home’s resale value.

The national average for roof cleaning costs ranges between $470 and $650, although prices can be higher depending on how large your roof is, how steep your roof is, and what type of cleaning is necessary.

What surfaces can be cleaned with a pressure washer?

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 youif you don’t have experience using the equipment and selecting the correct PSI.