These are some frequently asked questions about pressure washing in general and our services in particular. If you have additional questions, feel free to Contact Us!

General Questions About Pressure Washing

Pressure washing is a cleaning method that uses high-pressure water to remove dirt, grime, mold, and other contaminants from surfaces.

“Power washing” and “pressure washing” are synonymous terms. There is really no difference between the two and we are happy to provide both!

Softwashing is a low-pressure cleaning method used to safely and effectively clean delicate or sensitive surfaces, primarily the exteriors of buildings and roofs. Unlike pressure washing, which relies on high-pressure water to clean surfaces, softwashing utilizes a combination of specialized detergents, low-pressure water, and sometimes a brush or soft bristle broom.

Both have their place. For delicate surfaces like stucco and windows, softwashing is the better option. By hiring a professional pressure washing company, you are ensuring that the right treatment is applied to minimize damage and provide an effective cleaning.

Pressure washing enhances curb appeal, prolongs the life of surfaces, prevents damage, and promotes a healthier environment by removing pollutants. While pressure washing and exterior cleaning will dramatically increase the aesthetic value of your property, our services can also end up saving you money in repairs, add longevity to your surfaces by keeping them properly maintained, tamp down on pollen and other allergens, and reduce the risk of slips and falls from algae or mildew buildup.

Pressure washing is suitable for various surfaces like driveways, sidewalks, decks, fences, siding, brick, roofs, patios, and even outdoor furniture.

No, as a professional pressure washing service, we bring own equipment, including a high-pressure washer and appropriate cleaning agents.

We typically provide our own water supply for cleaning services. The water is then pressurized by the equipment and sprayed onto the surfaces being cleaned.

However, it’s worth noting that in some cases, we may require access to a client’s water source, especially for larger or more time-consuming projects. This can be discussed and arranged beforehand, depending on the specific circumstances and requirements of the job.

Professional Pressure Washing vs DIY

Pressure washers are powerful machines and should not be underestimated. Using them improperly can result in permanent damage to your home or property that can cost thousands of dollars to repair. Also, pressure washing and exterior cleaning will almost always call for the application of cleaning chemicals. This means that the proper knowledge and ability to utilize these cleaning solutions is a vital part of a safe cleaning experience.

While DIY is an option, Sunny Pressure Washing has the expertise and equipment to ensure thorough and effective cleaning without the risk of damage.

Yes, safety is crucial. This is one of the primary reasons we recommend professional pressure washing over the DIY approach. We have the appropriate protective gear, follow proper techniques, and have the training and knowledge to clean surfaces effectively and safely.

What Can Be Cleaned?

Yes! Besides increasing curb appeal and home value, cleaning your roof helps extend the longevity of the roof’s life. Many times, insurance claims for roof replacements can be denied because a roof has not been properly maintained throughout its lifetime. Roof cleanings every 5 years will ensure that you are able to enjoy the full duration of your roof’s life. In addition, if you’re fortunate to live in an area with large shade trees, regular roof cleaning removes sap, tannin, and pollen stains as well as mold and mildew growth that can occur in damp, shaded areas.

No. The method that we use for roof cleaning and other sensitive surfaces is called “soft washing” and it is essentially the application of chemicals and detergents across the surface that will kill and clean all of the algae/mold spores from your roof. We will then do a thorough rinsing of this chemical wash residue, but we encourage you to read more from our Residential subpage “Roof Cleaning” on our website. Additionally, these chemicals are applied at about 120psi which is roughly the same amount of pressure that a garden hose spigot delivers when it is turned all of the way up.

When we are working at a commercial property, we will use the hot water functions on our pressure washing machines. Not only does this give the surface a more thorough clean, but the hot water (180F) will actually work to speed up the molecular activity in the gum to lift it off of the sidewalk with almost no effort at all. This allows us to protect your concrete’s “cream coat” by not etching it with too much pressure, and also allows us to work faster due to having superior equipment.

There are a few different methods to use, but they will all include the use of degreasers, hot water, and the crossing of fingers. Most of the time, we will tell customers that they should not get their hopes up even if we have experience with the particular kind of stain they are looking for help to lift. Customers can expect anywhere from 10%-100% improvement on their stain. While we understand that this is a ridiculously large gap, it’s unfortunately just the nature of oil stains. We will scrub, pre-treat and post treat, use hot water at 180F and do the best that we can to lift stains for you, but a lot of times there is not a lot that we can do. Because we are working against time, it is important that you call us right away. The difference of 12 hours can change everything. If you have a recent oil spill, call our team and let us know and we will do our best to rearrange our schedule for that day to make sure that you get moved to the top of our list.

Yes. Unless the paint is already peeling and falling off. Our technicians are trained to never use high pressure on homes. Sometimes, we will adjust the pressure on our machines to be able to give a more thorough cleaning, but what you’ll find across the board is that most of our homes are cleaned using a “soft washing” method that basically uses the application of algicides and degreasers to gently kill/lift the debris film from the surface so that it can lift off easily with just a thorough rinse. There is a lot more that goes into this process, but to keep it simple, we rely heavily on the cleaning technology rather than the pressure.

There are some surfaces that shouldn’t be pressure washed. Surfaces that should not be pressure washed include: delicate or fragile surfaces like stucco, brick with loose mortar, surfaces with peeling paint; windows and glass; electrical fixtures and wiring; outdoor electronics; and rooftops. In many cases, softwashing is possible instead. For instance, here at Sunny Pressure Washing, we offer excellent, non-damaging roof washing and window cleaning services.

Pressure Washing Costs

It’s important to remember that the cost of pressure washing can vary depending on factors such as the size of the project, the complexity of the surfaces to be cleaned, the location, and the reputation of the company. While the upfront cost may seem higher than other cleaning methods, pressure washing provides thorough and efficient cleaning results, making it a valuable investment for many customers.

Our company likes to think that we are in the “middle to upper” price range. We know that we deliver superior service as we have a very high returning customer rate and get a lot of business from customers with previous interactions with different companies. We encourage everybody to go and receive a few different quotes before choosing our company. We do this for two reasons: 1. The customer will see that as far as quality companies go, we are priced fairly. 2. Our thorough and seamless quoting and estimate process as compared to others’ is a reflection of the quality work that we perform. We use this as an opportunity to showcase the level of service we provide to our customers once we start the service experience.

The cost is influenced by factors like the size of the area, type of surface, level of grime, and additional services requested. It’s best to get a personalized estimate.

When & How Often to Pressure Wash

Many clients choose to have their homes, commercial properties, or other items pressure washed during the spring and summer months. In Houston, however, pressure washing can happen at almost any time. Given the heat and moisture in our area, there’s year-round need for cleaning services.

The frequency depends on factors like the immediate environment as well as traffic and usage. Generally, an annual pressure wash is recommended for most surfaces.

While pressure washing can be done in various weather conditions, it’s often recommended to avoid extreme temperatures and heavy rain.

Environmental Considerations for Pressure Washing

At Sunny Pressure Washing, we use eco-friendly cleaning agents to minimize environmental impact. Feel free to ask us about the products we use.

While it might be advisable to cover delicate plants, properly conducted pressure washing shouldn’t harm your landscaping. This is yet another reason we recommend hiring professional pressure washers rather than attempting a DIY job.

Questions About Sunny Pressure Washing

Our company has been in operation since June, 2017, but our aggressive approach to exceeding our customers’ expectations and delivering the highest quality cleaning and customer service has allowed us to grow by leaps and bounds in this short time. We are a team of 3 full time workers, 2 fully-equipped trucks/trailers, and have serviced over 1,000 properties and cleaned far north of 1,000,000+ square feet.

Yes! Gladly! We accept Visa, Discover, American Express, and Mastercard. We do not charge any transaction fee whatsoever.

Yes, our minimum service fee is $175.00 before tax and $189.44 after. This charge is set in place to serve as a threshold for what properties we can visit. Unfortunately, it’s sometimes just not profitable for our company to attempt to service everybody, but this is a price we’ve found to be relatively fair across the board.

The Texas Comptroller states that as a pressure washing company in Texas, we must collect it (Rule 3.292).

As a fair company, we try to give our best price at the very beginning. We rarely give discounts as we see it as unfair to other customers who pay full price regularly. If we have a customer that gives us repeat business, or will allow us to complete other services at their home, we will certainly flex our pricing structure. Additionally, we make strong exceptions for U.S. Veterans as we believe that those are the individuals who give us the freedom to work and are responsible for us getting to live in such an amazing country.

Because every property and project is different, there are different variables involved in our estimate process and each one takes a different amount of time. For residential properties, we promise a 24 hour turnaround time no matter what. For commercial properties, most can be quoted in that same time frame, but if it’s a very large project like stadiums or multistory building washes, we ask for a few days’ time to work out the best price.

We can get you a service date the same day that we quote your project, but the turnaround time on completing the service could be anywhere from 24 hrs. to a week. However, because we sincerely care about our customers’ needs, we will do our best job to accommodate for special occasions or emergencies.

We will not leave or declare a job finished until we hear that you’re satisfied with the work done. Of course, we will do our best to make sure that everything comes out as clean as possible, but sometimes there are limits to what can be done. We will do our best to make sure that all customers are taken care of and happy with the services performed. This is the case whether they are paying us $1 or $10,000.

We love when customers ask this question. We could use the fact that we have a huge amount of experience, a small business attentive atmosphere, reviews, competitive pricing structure, or superior cleaning methods, but at the end of the day, those can sometimes be subjective. We believe that what makes us better than other companies is that we understand our client just a little bit more than the next guy. We understand that we are here to help you solve a problem. Sometimes the problem is just a lack of confidence in your home before the holidays. Sometimes is a greasy dumpster pad that got cited by the COH for being noncompliant or graffiti that is deterring customers away from your business. Whatever the case may be, we understand that we are here to give you what you want… in a seamless, quick, convenient, and easy manner. That is what we are about.