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How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

How long does it take to pressure wash a house?
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If it’s on your to-do list, you may be wondering: how long does it take to pressure wash a house? Pressure washing can help you fast-track your way to a sparkling home. It can prevent the accumulation of moss and algae, which look unsightly and can cause damage. 

Pressure washing an entire house can be a daunting task, especially if you’re a pressure washing newbie. The time it takes will vary depending on the size of your house and your experience of using a pressure washer. We’ll walk you through how long you can expect it to take and ask the experts for their tips.

Before you start, you’ll need the right tools for the job. Check out our guide to the best pressure washers (opens in new tab) to eliminate grime and debris. For now, we’ll answer the question: how long does it take to pressure wash a house? 

How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

Scott Reid
Scott Reid

Scott Reid is an Exterior Home Expert at Angi, with particular expertise in roofing, windows, siding and insulation. He leads the company’s Home Exterior business to improve customers' experiences with complex home projects to help them gain the knowledge and confidence they need to care for their homes.

Ever wondered: how long does it take to pressure wash a house? We asked an expert for their perspective. “Pressure washing is a fast and effective way to deep clean your home’s exterior,” says Scott Reid, Exterior Home Expert at Angi (opens in new tab).

The time the task will take depends on the size of your house and your skill level. “It takes seasoned professionals an hour or longer to pressure wash a house, depending on the size and condition of the home. If you’re pressure washing your home yourself, expect it to take a bit more time, especially if you’re a beginner,” advises Scott. If you plan on the task taking a few hours, you’ll comfortably finish it in time.

Compared to scrubbing with a sponge and bucket, pressure washing is a quick way to get your home pristine. But don’t be tempted to hurry up the job. “Pressure washing is a process that takes time, and I don’t recommend trying to rush it. You’ll increase your chances of damaging your home or injuring yourself if you cut corners to get it done faster. If you need your home pressure washed quickly, bring in a pro with experience,” advises Scott.

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Louise Bond is a UK-based writer specializing in health and wellbeing. She has over eight years of experience in management within health and care and brings this passion and expertise to her writing. Louise has been published in The Guardian, Live Science, Fit & Well, Tom’s Guide, Planet Mindful, Breathe, and Psychreg. She is at her happiest when she is out in nature, whether that’s on an invigorating hike or pottering in the garden.

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