The exterior of your home experiences more wear and tear than you might expect. As if powerful UV rays and torrential downpours weren’t enough, contaminants such as dirt, dust, pollen, pollution, and other allergens can collect on exterior surfaces. Not only do these make your home look dirty and unappealing, but they can also cause materials to break down. This can make your home more susceptible to water intrusion and wood rot, both of which are extremely expensive to fix. Thankfully, by investing in pressure washing, Wichita, KS homeowners can save money and boost their curb appeal in a matter of hours. 

Our Wichita handyman team proudly offers a commercial and residential pressure washing service for all of our local customers’ exterior cleaning needs. Whether you’re tackling spring cleaning or want to eliminate mildew, stains, and debris before the winter sets in, we’re here to help. Contact us today by phone to book your service, or continue reading to find out more about pressure washing. Wichita, KS residents will have one thing less on their comprehensive spring cleaning to-do list!

A deck being pressure washed.

What Our Pressure Washing, Wichita KS Includes

There are many reasons why your property needs power washing, some of which include boosting your curb appeal, preventing permanent stains and deterioration, and saving time. Our residential and commercial Wichita pressure washing services are designed to do just that. There are many types of surfaces for pressure washers to be used. Whether you need grease stains removed from your driveway or want to prep one of your outdoor services for painting, our Wichita handyman team has you covered. 

There is a wide range of exterior cleaning services that you can conveniently complete with pressure washing. Wichita, KS homeowners will benefit from:

  • Gutter cleaning
  • Fence cleaning
  • Siding cleaning
  • Roof cleaning
  • Concrete cleaning
  • Patio furniture cleaning
  • Deck cleaning
  • Driveway cleaning
  • And more!

The days of using a garden hose are over since there is no way it is capable of removing stubborn oil stains from concrete. When you choose our professional Wichita pressure washing services, you get access to the knowledge and expertise of our handyman experts. Pressure washing, Wichita, KS residents presume, involves a lot more than just pointing a highly pressurized stream of water jets at a surface. There are three grades of pressure washers, each with different water pressure capabilities:

  • Light duty machines are capable of producing up to 1,899 PSI
  • Medium-duty machines produce between 1,900 and 2,788 PSI
  • Heavy-duty machines can produce a whopping 2,800 to 3,100 PSI

Depending on the type of surface, our service professionals will use different PSI settings and maintain the right distance between the surface and the nozzle for the surface type. For example, concrete surfaces can be washed with a pressure of 3,000 PSI, while a softwood deck should be washed with a very low PSI of about 500 to 600 to avoid damage. Our Wichita pressure washing experts also have the knowledge to adjust PSI according to your goals for the service. A quick cleaning service requires a different PSI than a service intended to both clean and strip a surface for refinishing. 

Pressure washers can be used with or without detergent. After discussing your needs and goals for your Wichita pressure washing service, we’ll recommend a couple of options for cleaning solutions. Whether you’re a business owner or a homeowner, or you have any environmental concerns, we’ll find the right solution for you.

What Makes Mr. Handyman Different?

Every situation is different and can be risky when done incorrectly. However, when hiring Mr. Handyman for pressure washing, Wichita, KS homeowners will get peace of mind knowing that we have performed the necessary inspection. This determines whether a Wichita pressure washing service is suitable for your surface or not. At Mr. Handyman, we are transparent and honest about our findings. If repairs are needed, we’ll let you know and not risk deteriorating any existing surface damage or interior damage. 

When you hire an independent contractor who works on their own and out of the back of their personal vehicle, you have limited assurances that they know what they’re doing. At the end of your service, you could be left with a partially completed or damage that you’re now responsible for footing the bill for. Moreover, they did not offer you a labor warranty.

At our locally owned and operated franchise, we hire the best, most experienced handyman and carpentry professionals around. Our licensed and insured service technicians have an average of ten years of experience and have undergone thorough background checks before becoming a part of our team. They’ll show up for your service appointment in a company vehicle and wearing a Mr. Handyman uniform, and they’ll complete your request in a safe and timely manner. 

We’re dedicated to achieving customer satisfaction in every job we do. If our quality services aren’t up to par, you can take advantage of our workmanship guarantee, which includes a one-year labor warranty. Simply let us know if we’ve missed the mark, and we’ll make it our priority to come back and make it right.  

FAQs About Pressure Washing, Wichita, KS

How Much Does A Wichita Pressure Washing Appointment Cost?

It’s difficult for us to provide a value for the average cost of pressure washing. Wichita, KS handyman pros charge by the hour. In this situation, there are many variables that influence the cost estimate. The larger your home is, the more time, water, and detergent it will take to complete the job effectively. Plus, it also matters where the area of service is required, like climbing a tall ladder to access the roofline.

We’re happy to provide you with an approximate cost on the phone so we can start your job quickly and when the technician arrives onsite he will go over total cost of job/project before he begins. We strive to ensure that our price is fair to both our customers and our highly experienced handyman professionals. 

Which Areas Of My House And Property Should Not Be Pressure Washed? 

Though no other cleaning method can compete with the speed and effectiveness of pressure washing, Wichita, KS residents often ask which areas are not suitable for house washing. Softer surfaces can easily be damaged by even low to moderate PSI provided by a pressure washer. This method should never be used for:

  • Window cleaning
  • Asphalt shingles
  • Electrical panels
  • Air conditioners
  • Old bricks and mortar
  • Light fixtures

That said, soft washing is an option, but even a low setting can cause an exterior surface to break, crumble and crack. For DIY projects, using your garden hose or a simple vinegar and water solution is a much safer option. Though they won’t be cleaned as quickly, they won’t get damaged either. 

Any home or business built before 1978 could contain lead based paint.  If you are concerned with lead based paint give your trusted locally owned and operated  Mr. Handyman of the Wichita metro area a call.  We have technicians specifically trained in lead based paint removal and processes

Some other surfaces that may only be pressure washed on low settings or with special attachments include:

  • Wood. Even harder wood could become damaged if the PSI is too great. 
  • Rain gutters. A special gutter cleaning attachment should be added to the nozzle of the pressure washer to clean out your gutters. A low PSI should be used in this instance as well. 
  • Stained and painted surfaces. If you want a painted or stained surface to remain that way, Wichita pressure washing probably isn't the way to go. On the other hand, if you want to strip the surface quickly so that you can repaint or re-stain it, pressure washing is a great way to do that. 
  • Vehicles. You use a pressure washer at your local car wash, so you can use one at home, too. Just make sure that you keep the PSI at 1,200 or lower, as you don’t want to risk denting your vehicle or causing the paint to chip. 

For more delicate surfaces, consider soft washing (instead of high pressure cleaning). As the name “soft washing” suggests, this cleaning method uses a softer or lower water pressure to clean surfaces—with the help of a detergent. While it won’t remove deep stains or tough build-up, it’s a good compromise for cleaning surfaces that can’t handle the PSI of a pressure washer. 

Can I Pressure Wash My Home Myself?

Some homeowners choose to take matters into their own hands. When looking for a suitable machine for pressure washing, Wichita, KS homeowners often get overwhelmed by the different types and sizes that they can rent locally. That said, a heavy-duty pressure washer can cost close to the amount it would cost you to hire a professional in Wichita, KS who already has all the equipment to do it for you. If you want a machine that uses hot water instead of cold water, the rental cost will be even higher.

In addition to cost, there’s a significant risk of damage when you choose to pressure wash your home’s exterior on your own. Without the proper training, choosing the right PSI is guesswork. Our handyman professionals know exactly how to hold and angle a pressure washer to remove the most dirt and grime without compromising the structural integrity of the surface. 

Is Detergent Necessary For Pressure Washing?

Detergent isn’t technically required, but we recommend using an environmentally friendly type that’s certified and compatible with the washer unit. A Wichita pressure washing project without any kind of cleaner could limit how clean it can get. If your siding or deck is susceptible to developing algae growth, a cleaner with a fungicide is especially important, as this will help prevent algae from growing back. 

Today, there are many eco-friendly detergents on the market. You no longer have to choose between protecting the environment and getting your home’s exterior as clean as possible. 

How Long Does It Take To Pressure Wash A House? 

Once again, this largely depends on the size of your home. The amount of build-up on your home’s surface, as well as how difficult your home is to access, will also influence the amount of time your service appointment will take. 

Most of our residential and commercial pressure washing service appointments in Wichita, KS take somewhere between half an hour and three hours. Our team is so experienced that they can get your home sparkling clean quickly and efficiently. 

Are Gas Or Electric Pressure Washers Better?

Both electric and gas pressure washers can effectively clean many parts of your home, but gas models tend to be more powerful. Most electric models will go up to around 1,300 PSI. Commercial, heavy-duty machines are, therefore, typically powered by gas. 

Some of the drawbacks associated with using a gas unit are that it tends to be quite loud (similar to a gas-powered lawn mower) and should not be used in enclosed spaces due to the fumes it produces. They also need to be regularly filled with fuel.

To effectively remove grease stains from sidewalks and driveways or graffiti from concrete on commercial properties, a heavy-duty pressure washer is required to provide enough pressure to get the job done. 

What’s The Difference Between Pressure Washing And Power Washing?

When asked what the difference is between a pressure and power washing service, most people will guess that they’re two terms used to refer to the same thing. While no one will blame you if you use these terms interchangeably, they technically refer to two different processes. 

A power washer has the same functions as a pressure washer, except heated water is used. This gives power washers greater cleaning power at the same PSI as a pressure washer. Just as scrubbing dishes with hot water is more effective than cleaning with cold water, so too is power washing more effective than pressure washing.

For really tough oil stains, power washing is the way to go. However, it can be too powerful on some surfaces and cause damage. Our trained Wichita handyman pros can advise you as to whether power or pressure washing is the best option for your project needs. 

Get Your Home Clean In Mere Hours With Mr. Handyman’s Wichita Pressure Washing Service!

When it comes to home services, preventative maintenance is key to keeping your property value up and saving you money. By investing in services with the highest ROI, you can keep more money in your pockets. One of the most affordable and effective ways to keep your property looking its best is by investing in pressure washing. Wichita, KS property owners are invited to contact us today about our pressure washing services! Give us a call, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may still have about our service, and when you’re ready, we’ll schedule you in for your appointment. 

While we’re located within the Wichita metro area, we’re pleased to be able to serve many of the surrounding communities as well, including but not limited to Schulte, Derby, and Andover. We look forward to hearing from you!

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