With 25 years of experience, Evergreen Window Cleaning and Home Maintenance is ready to help you restore order and beauty to your outdoor space.
Whether you’re looking for a quote on driveway pressure washing cost or tips for how to wash your driveway yourself, continue reading this article or get in touch with our highly-trained team today.
Pressure Washing Driveway Tips
If the cost of professional pressure washing has you considering doing it yourself, here are five tips to help get you started:
- Cover your plants with a tarp before beginning.
- Air blow your driveway to remove excess debris before pressure washing.
- Borrow or rent the necessary driveway pressure washing equipment.
- Pressure wash a less noticeable spot of the driveway first, in order to ensure you have your pressure settings dialed in correctly.
- For a more effective clean, use concrete detergent in conjunction with pressure washing.
Our Driveway Pressure Washing Services
Here at Evergreen Window Cleaning and Home Maintenance, we are committed to providing thorough driveway pressure washing services.
Our team understands the variables that determine the effectiveness of each of the tasks we undertake, and we can use this knowledge to maximize cleaning results.
Types of Driveways That We Pressure Wash
Not every type of driveway will respond favorably to pressure washing. In fact, pressure washing has the potential to cause damage to some types of driveways.
To ensure that no damage is caused to your driveway, our team will check your driveway before beginning a task to ensure that we understand what kind of washing technique is safe to use.
Benefits of Professional Pressure Washing For Driveways
Pressure washing doesn’t just improve the overall appearance of your home’s driveway. It also comes with a host of benefits detailed more in the following sections.
Pressure Washing Is a Superior Cleaning Technique
Pressure washing offers a superior method of cleaning for driveways. Due to the temperature, the cleaning agent used, and the water pressure, pressure washing can get into the cracks and crevices and thoroughly clean them out.
Pressure Washing Remove Harmful Dirt, Mildew, & Algae
Besides looking unprofessional and dirty, mildew and algae can also cause additional damage to your home’s driveway.
This is why it’s paramount to have your driveway routinely pressure washed to mitigate risks associated with unchecked mildew and algae growth.
Routine Pressure Washing Maintains Property Value
Driveway pressure washing is a key component of home upkeep and maintaining property value. It prevents damage from happening due to poor maintenance and creates a more aesthetic environment — both factors that can help boost the overall value of your home.
Whether you’re planning on selling in the near or distant future, get a head start on boosting your home’s asking price by keeping up with your home’s maintenance.
Pressure Washing Helps Preserve Curb Appeal
Routine driveway pressure washing creates a more cohesive, bright outdoor space. It communicates to your neighbors and home visitors that you value your home environment as well as the reputation of your entire neighborhood.
Types of Stains That Can Be Removed With Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is a very useful, diverse cleaning technique that may be used to remove a number of different types of stains.
Some of the types of stains that pressure washing is used to remove include:
- Transmission fluid stains
- Rust stains
- Hard water stains
- Dirt, mildew, algae
- Paint stains
- Tire and skid marks
- Brake fluid stains
Why Choose Pressure Washing Driveways Over Soft Washing
While both pressure washing and soft washing are excellent cleaning solutions, they serve different purposes and are most effective for various cleaning needs.
Pressure washing relies heavily on the pressure of the water to blast away dirt, stains, and mildew, while soft washing uses a more gentle pressure stream and a combination of cleaning agents to get the job done.
In general, pressure washing is ideal for driveways as they tend to have lots of accumulated dirt and mildew, while soft washing is best for house siding and other cleaning needs that require gentle pressure.
Partner With Evergreen Window Cleaning and Home Maintenance For Your Driveway Cleaning Needs
Here at Evergreen Window Cleaning and Home Maintenance, our team is passionate about helping homeowners achieve the outdoor aesthetics that they feel best represent themselves and their style.
We have proudly served Pacific Northwest homeowners for more than 25 years, and we would like to use our pressure washing expertise to restore cleanliness to your outdoor space. Contact Evergreen Window Cleaning and Home Maintenance today to book our trained team of driveway pressure washing technicians.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Are there any surfaces you don’t pressure-wash?
We clean almost every type of surface with a few exceptions. There are some surfaces we won’t do owing to a high potential for water damage or others for which we are unequipped to do safely.
How often should I have my driveway, walkways, and other hardscape pressure-washed?
Many homeowners pressure-wash annually, but as with any type of pressure cleaning, this can wear the surface down over time. For those who want to extend their pressure-washing services to every other year or more, we recommend keeping the surfaces free of debris, rinsing it down as needed, and applying an outdoor cleaner such as 30-Seconds Outdoor Cleaner or Wet & Forget to help keep the green away.