Pressure Washing Houston
Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Houston Home
Pressure washing your Houston home is essential for a beautiful looking property. Over time, weather and other elements will affect the appearance and surface of your home, such as driveways and patios. In addition, mold and algae can permanently stain and degrade the paint on your property.
However, we know pressure washing can be expensive and time-consuming, which is why many homeowners neglect to wash their home. There is also the risk of permanently damaging your home if you don’t pressure wash properly.
The Value of Pressure Washing Your Houston Home
Being proud of your Houston Home is just one reason to keep it clean. There are also certain practical reasons to stay on top of home maintenance, and insure the outside of your home has been properly maintained.
For example, perhaps you’re thinking about selling your home someday in the future. Curb appeal is very important when that day comes. Homes with strong curb appeal will simply attract potential buyers much more easily than one that hasn’t been properly maintained. Thus, pressure washing your home’s exterior surfaces on a regular basis is a smart financial move in the long run.
It may also serve to promote the safety of yourself, your family members, and anyone else on your property. That’s because algae and similar organisms often accumulate on exterior surfaces that haven’t been regularly cleaned. When it inevitably rains, these organisms become slippery. People may then slip and fall if they walk over them. This could result in injury to yourself or a family member. If someone else is injured on your property because you didn’t stay on top of maintenance, you might be liable.
Getting a quote is really easy as well! All you have to do is click the link below, fill out your information, and we’ll get in contact with you right away and answer any questions you may have. Call Us Today! (713) 581-4963
Breathtaking Outdoor Entertaining Areas
The first thing guests notice when visiting is the appearance of your home's exterior. If you take pride in your unique design style or sophisticated décor, scheduling periodic pressure washing is a must.
Geek Window Cleaning specializes in cleaning a wide variety of outdoor structures:
- Outdoor kitchens
- Brick ovens
- Patio surfaces
- Pool areas
- Wood decks
- Brick walkways
When your home's exterior looks completely clean, you can focus on having fun with friends and family. You deserve to show off a stunning home. Enjoy summertime barbecues and cool evening breezes around your fire pit. Picture-perfect spaces aren't a dream when you have professional pressure washers to help.
Power Washing Pros for Businesses in Austin, TX
We also offer pressure washing Austin services for commercial businesses. This has a huge impact on your company's reputation. If you own a retail store or have business clients who visit your office, making a great first impression is vital.
We have the equipment and personnel for exterior cleaning projects of any size. Many businesses in Austin, TX have us take care of pressure washing at the same time we clean outside windows:
- Parking lots
- Building exteriors
- Fountains and outdoor accents
We can provide custom quotes for periodic cleaning year-round or on-call deep cleaning services. There's nothing better than clean brick and crystal-clear glass to transmit an air of professionalism, quality, and expertise.
Areas we Pressure Wash
Driveways / Sidewalks
Your driveway and sidewalk are one of the first details someone notices about your property. Make sure to leave a good impression.
Decks / Patios
If not done properly, pressure washing your deck and/or patio can create permanent damage. We know how to successfully clean a patio area so it looks great and without any damage.
How the pressure washing process works:
We consult with you to determine what areas you are wanting pressure cleaned first, and provide an accurate estimate.
We pre-treat any stubborn tannin stains, mildew or mold stains prior to cleaning.
We safely and effectively clean the areas on and around you home from concrete and soft stones to stucco, brick & hardy plank siding.
Once complete we walk through the finished job to make 100% you’re satisfied with everything.
Check Out Some Of Our Work Below!
This will be the third year we have used Geek Window Cleaning and they have always provided great service at great prices. This year we decided to get our driveway power washed and man, did it make a difference! We also had them clean out the gutters and do the windows inside and out. I highly recommend them for all of their services, you cant go wrong with them!
Thanks for the incredible service today, Geek Window Cleaning! Thanks for the tips while you were out and scheduling the roof cleaning and power washing for the next visit. I couldn’t be happier with the value I received for the cost of the service. Thanks again and see you in 3 months!
Apart from doing a great job with the windows, they provided great advice . Geek Window cleaning. Such nice, courteous and helpful young men who can quickly make things shine! I get great customer service on the phone, and the technicians who do the work are fantastic! They are professional, personable and knowledgeable! The best pressure washing and window washing in Houston!! They were professional and did excellent job.
Looking forward to my third year of sparkly windows cleaned by Geek Window cleaning. Such nice, courteous and helpful young men who can quickly make things shine! Had to reschedule the original time and Kyle graciously worked things out, which was a relief. It is truly hard to believe what a difference clean windows make both on the inside and outside of your home. The light just pours in beautifully. This time I am also having my slate courtyard gently power washed along with the side walk and I know it is going to make the neighbors want to do the same thing! I highly recommend Kyle and Geek!
Are you insured?
Yes, keeping you, your home and our employees safe are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we carry one million in general liability with an extra 3 million in umbrella protection, 1 million in auto and we are also fully bonded. If you’d like a copy of our insurance certificate please don’t hesitate to ask and we’ll be happy to provide that for you.
How can I pay?
Here at Geek Window Cleaning, we accept checks, cash, and all major credit cards at the job site when the job is completed and approved. If you’re a regular customer we can also keep your card information on file, which is fully encrypted and protected or you can pay online through our website. If you are one of our Always Clean Program members you are billed on the first of every month for that service.
How do I get a quote?
It’s super easy and fast to get a quote from us. Our pricing is based on the square footage of the home, or areas that we are pressure washing. This allows us to give you a quote directly over the phone or through email. Simply fill out the request a quote form on our site or call us up and we’ll be happy to provide you clear and concise pricing. If your home is made of glass or super modern, please let us know as we may have to send an account manager to come look at your unique home to give you proper pricing. We look forward to earning your business.
What happens if it rains on the day of my cleaning?
We check the weather on a daily basis and that’s how we approach it, day by day. While we still work in light rain, if on the day of your service it is predicting an 80% chance or greater of inclement weather, we may reschedule you to a different day or move your appointment time to after the weather stops.
Also, we all know that the weather can change in Texas in the blink of an eye. So, if it starts pouring while we are on your job, we will take cover in our van or under a covered patio, check the radar and either wait it out, complete your job, or reschedule you if it looks like it’s not going to stop.
What can you pressure wash?
You can pressure wash just about anything! Whether it’s a good idea to pressure wash a specific thing is what you’ll want to keep in mind. Typically, people pressure wash flat surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, walkways, brick walls, etc. These types of surfaces are referred to as “hard surfaces” by professionals. How strong the pressure washer is, is what determines the surface you’ll wash.
If you have a small electric 1500 psi pressure washer, you can wash your car, easily clean off patio furniture and other “soft surfaces.” Soft washing uses lower pressure combined with special detergents to remove mold, mildew, and even dried cement from cement trucks.
If you have a gas-powered 4500 psi 5 GPM, soft surfaces like your home, patio, or wood fence can get seriously damaged. Pressure washers use much higher pressure to dig down into the concrete and lift the dirt out. Detergents can also be used with this method.
You can also use a high PSI machine if you have specialty tools like a pressure control wand or a high-pressure ball valve; these tools help the user control how much psi they want to use while working around properties with a combination of soft and hard surfaces.
What are the steps to pressure washing?
The first thing you want to do is inspect what you’re about to pressure wash. Look for cracks, chipping paint, etc. This will help you figure out how much pressure you should be using on what you’re treating. Using high pressure on something with defects can cause more damage causing potentially costly repairs or replacement.
Once you’ve determined what you want to power wash, you’ll want to set up your equipment so that you can reach the whole area without having to turn off the machine, disconnect hoses, move everything around just to set it all back up again. Try using a longer garden hose or use 100 feet of high-pressure hose so you can easily cover the entire working area.
When you’re ready to begin, make sure you have a full tank of gas and the proper PPE, including safety glasses and waterproof boots. After you fire everything up and get going, the first thing you want to do is rinse off whatever you’re spraying with low pressure (if you have a pressure-controlled wand) or stand back far enough so your rinsing without applying a lot of pressure.
It’s always smart to work in sections. If you’re doing a large driveway, use the wand to create a square; work within that square until all the dirt build-up is gone, and then rinse and repeat. If you are doing a large driveway, use a 20″ surface cleaner, this will keep you from being hunched over for long periods with a wand and will prevent those dreaded tiger stripes! You can easily rent these from a Home Depot or Lowes; it’s worth the cost and will cut the amount of time you spend in half, at least.
What should you not wash with a pressure washer?
You can pressure wash pretty much anything you want as long as you can control the amount of pressure. However, there are a few things that you should probably leave to the professionals.
Things such as stucco or a roof with Spanish tile or traditional asphalt shingles are best to be left up to pressure washing professionals. Other things like a wood fence, patio furniture, or fabrics like outdoor cushions or patio umbrellas can be easily damaged if not done correctly.
One thing you should never power wash is anything with glass. This includes your windows, the trim around your windows, glass doors, or partitions. Not only can you cause the glass to break or shatter with high pressure, but water can seep into the small gaps, and you’ll end up with a lot more water than you wanted inside your home or walls. Another thing that most people don’t realize is that you can also break the seal that holds the argon gas between the glass on double pane windows.
While you might not visibly damage anything, if you put too much pressure on the seal and it ends up leaking out the argon gas, then your window will start to form condensation or become discovered in-between the panes. If this happens, the only thing you can do is replace the whole window; one window can be expensive, but your bill could be thousands of dollars if you end up damaging several windows.
Simply call us or fill out the form below to get a free estimate. We’re looking forward to serving you!