Power washing is a fast, effective service to clean home exterior surfaces. It is able to eliminate stains, organic debris and mold from vinyl, brick, wood and even shingles.
Whether it’s your house or property, power washing can instantly improve the look of your exterior.
Power washing is an inexpensive method to give a home better curb appeal, without remodeling. But some homeowners never schedule these services since they assume they are too expensive or not necessarily worth the cost.
So let’s look at the standard cost of power washing so you aren’t one of those homeowners that doesn’t understand the value of this service.
A pressure washing company in Grand Rapids is going to bill you by the hour or depending on the size of the house. Occasionally, a local business may provide flat rates for their jobs. This simplifies their pricing for their customers and themselves, but it is definitely not the standard.
Average rates of pressure washing may vary a little across the country, but they should be pretty similar throughout Grand Rapids.
This cleaning method works well on a variety of household exteriors, so we’ll cover the average cost of pressure washing by the surface to be cleaned.
The average for homes or residential buildings and small offices or storefronts is somewhere between $0.35 and $0.80 per square foot of surface area, with the mean cost being $0.45 per square foot. This puts the average price somewhere near $225 for a small home, although this price can easily be doubled depending on the size of your house.
Wood is much softer than vinyl, brick and most other home building materials, so you need to be very careful not to be rough on it. This is a situation where enlisting a professional for deck cleaning or for patio cleaning is much less risky than attempting to do the project yourself. Prepare to pay somewhere between $100 and $250 for most wood decks and patios in Grand Rapids.
Did you know that your home’s roof can be pressure washed? Like with wood, it requires special knowledge and skills to protect delicate shingles – although some roofing materials, like tin, are able to handle high pressure washing. The Grand Rapids power washing service you hire will have different accessories for their equipment to work on the type of roof you have. This service costs somewhere between $250 and $600.
Vinyl and wood fencing often develop mildew over time, and mud and dirt clings to these types of surfaces. For $175 to $300, you can have your fences power washed so that they look brand new.
Concrete is very easy to power wash, and it is a very effective way to eliminate stains. You can pay as little as $0.08 per square foot for pressure washing a driveway, or up to $0.35 for power washing sidewalks with professional grade concrete detergent.
AsLike we said, the cost of power washing can vary based on several different factors. Here are a few of the things that can impact the cost of your pressure washing service:
Before you commit to a company or Grand Rapids pressure washing service, check around to see who neighbors and friends or family may have hired before. You’ll probably get some very good recommendations.
From there, it’s important to get estimates from 2-3 local companies. Too many more than that can be an overwhelming amount of information, but you certainly don’t want to depend on just one business for an honest estimate.
Once you get the results of these estimates, one company may be priced by the hour and another by the job. This can be confusing and hard to compare, so it’s necessary to ask questions like “How long do you think the service will take?” This question will help to better compare estimates that are priced with different factors.
Remember that cost is just one factor in your decision. You might see a wide range of prices in all of the estimates that you receive, but it isn’t usually the best to hire the cheapest one. Look deeper to discover if this is a sales price or if the business prices its services lower for another reason.
After you have weighed the cost vs. other factors like reviews and guarantees, you can then make an informed choice about the right company to handle your pressure washing services.
For an affordable price and great service, call CWC Grand Rapids Pressure Wash at 616-344-0068. We guarantee competitive, low pricing and the best pressure washing results in Grand Rapids.
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