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How Much Does it Cost to Pressure Wash Your Home?

Adriana Aziz
June 6, 2021
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For such a tedious outdoor cleaning task, you would think that pressure washing your home will cost you an arm and a leg but it doesn’t. Unless you have a huge, multi-storey house, professional pressure cleaning in Sydney will cost you approximately $300. This is the average price of pressure washing a single-level home whereas pressure cleaning two-storey and three-storey structures cost approximately $500 and higher.

With that said, there are a couple of factors that affect the overall cost of pressure washing your Sydney home; to know exactly how much the service costs, the company will need to see your property and understand the type of pressure cleaning required before giving you a final quote. 

Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to have some knowledge of how pressure washing costs are calculated before you start looking for the best pressure cleaning service Sydney has to offer. MaidForYou is here to help you with that. Read on!

The Size of Your Home

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As we mentioned, pressure cleaning costs are often calculated as per the size of the structure. While some companies charge according to the number of storeys or levels of the house, most pressure cleaning services charge per square meter in order to reach a fair price for both parties. On average, the price per square metre is between $3 - $5 and therefore, may work out to a lower cost as compared to paying a stipulated fee based on the house levels.

If you’re unsure of how to measure your home exteriors to get an approximate figure for the cost of pressure cleaning the structure, you can always ask the company to do that for you (if they offer square footage rates), and then compare the cost to the fixed rates for pressure washing your house exteriors. 

The Condition of the Property

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Just like a typical house cleaning service, you will have to pay more if the present condition of your home exterior includes mould, mildew, stains, and stubborn grime. Many housing structures develop moss and mould after the wet season in Australia which can also discolour your walls if not removed in a timely manner. 

A Sydney pressure cleaning service will evaluate the condition of your exterior walls and roof, and then finalise the cost depending on how much time, equipment, and manpower are required for the job (among other factors). The difference in pricing between an annual maintenance pressure wash and one that is required to abolish mould, mildew and such, is approximately $100. This, of course, varies from company to company.

Types of Products Used

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The types of cleaning agents used for pressure washing are carefully selected in accordance with the condition of the house. These detergents vary in prices and therefore, directly affect the overall cost of pressure cleaning your home. It should also be noted that the cleaning products used to pressure wash outdoor areas and surfaces should be eco-friendly and safe to use around plants and garden spaces. Many cleaning companies are strict about the types of cleaning products they use in order to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible. With that said, some of the best green cleaning products often cost more than average, chemically-charged detergents.

For specific cleaning requirements such as removing mould from your home exteriors (and keeping it at bay), the use of chlorine is very effective. Of course, the chemical needs to be watered down until a mild cleaning solution remains. The good news is, even when diluted, chlorine is very effective and safe for plants and lawns that may get splashed while pressure cleaning the house.

Pressure Washing Surrounding Areas

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If you’re looking to pressure wash your home and other outdoor areas such as patios, balconies, pavements, and pathways, this will affect the final cost of your pressure cleaning service. However, while you may think that the added services will drive up the price significantly, a lot of companies offer pressure wash packages to give clients a much better deal than paying for individual services.

Again, costs will largely depend on the condition and size of the area. Typically, a package deal for pressure cleaning outdoor areas of your property will have a fixed rate within a square footage bracket whereas a single service may be charged per square metre. It’s a good idea to ask the company for individual quotes and then compare it with a pressure cleaning package to get the best deal.

Why Pressure Cleaning is Worth the Cost

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Being house owners comes with a long list of responsibilities, one of which is maintenance. In order to keep your home’s value from depreciating, there are some costs you have to bear but they will certainly pay off in the long run. This includes pressure cleaning the exterior of your house and surrounding areas to prevent stains from setting in, mould and mildew, among other damaging substances. Therefore, the annual cost to pressure clean your property is well worth the price.

More importantly, while DIY pressure cleaning is possible, companies like MaidForYou, who offer pressure washing services in Sydney, are highly recommended due to the thoroughness of our work. When you pay for a service, you should get your money’s worth and that’s what trusted and experienced pressure cleaning services offer homeowners in Sydney, Australia! 

To get the best pressure washing service for the best price, keep the information above firmly in mind, ask the right questions, and make the right decision knowing that the cost of pressure cleaning your property comes second to the importance of maintaining your house, inside and outside!

Adriana Aziz is the operations manager at MaidForYou. With over 6 years of experience managing cleaning operations, she knows all the best hacks when it comes to cleaning residential and commercial buildings. With expert experience in managing house cleaning operations, interior design and logistics. She spends her free time with her family and as a freelance food critic.

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