How Often Should You Power Wash Your Home?


Residential power washing is like any other standard home maintenance task, meaning it is something that should be completed on a regular schedule. In general, most professionals recommend power washing your home at least once each year, but certain factors may require you to power wash your home, or specific areas like your deck, roof, or gutters, more frequently. There are several considerations when determining how often your home should be power washed:

  • Your area’s climate and environment.  Do you live in a wet, humid climate? Are there an abundance of trees on your property? Is your environment prone to dust storms? These are factors that may warrant more frequent power washing. For example, roof contaminants like mold and mildew are more prevalent in wet and humid environments. Or, if your home is surrounded by trees, your gutters may need more frequent cleaning to remove leaves and branches.
  • You and your family’s health and wellness.  If you or a member of your family suffers from asthma or other type of respiratory illness, you may want to consider having your home and roof power washed several times a year. Left untouched, your home may foster the growth of harmful contaminants such as mold and algae. Breathing in the spores of these materials can become a severe health risk over time. Regular, preventative power washing can ensure these contaminants never have a chance to grow on your home’s exterior—ensuring the safety of you and your family.
  • Your planned home renovation projects.  Planning to paint or refinish areas of your home’s exterior? Consider power washing in advance of these projects to clean and prepare the surface of your home. Power washing before you paint will ensure that your new paint adheres to your home and lasts much longer.
  • Your personal preference.  One person sees your home more often than anyone else—you! If you feel your home’s appearance is not up to par, you may decide to power wash more frequently. A desire to maintain your home’s beauty and curb appeal is a perfectly acceptable reason to have your home regularly power washed!

Ready to schedule a residential power washing service? Call the professionals at Perfect Power Wash today for all of your needs. Our services include house washing, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning, deck cleaning, and concrete cleaning.