Frequently Asked Question
How long does it take to clean a house’s exterior?
In Sydney, washing a small to medium-sized house could take two to four hours, depending on the cleaning regimen.
At SS House Washing and Pressure Cleaning Sydney, we can give you an accurate time frame for house washing in Sydney once we are given the home size and the condition and make of the external walls.
Will the high-pressure damage my house exterior?
High-pressure water is used in manufacturing to cut through metal. We don’t use anywhere near that pressure in house washing in Sydney, but there is the potential to damage walls if you don’t know what you are doing. You should never try high-pressure washing of your home yourself; instead, hire a professional such as SS House Washing and Pressure Cleaning Sydney.
We know what to look for and can adjust pressure and technique accordingly. Regular cleaning can also extend the life of your external walls by removing corrosive pollutants. Finally, regular washing of the wall can reveal any damage to your wall before they become expensive repairs, such as wood rot.
What is the cost of house washing in Sydney?
At SS House Washing and Pressure Cleaning Sydney, we have a flat hourly rate for washing houses in Sydney. There are no hidden fees and you get an up front and clear cost before we get started. The cost depends on the size of the home and the condition of the external walls.
You can get a quick, free and no-obligation quote right now.
Do you need any access to the inside of my house during the cleaning?
No. We only require access to water. So if your taps are behind a locked gate, you need to have them unlocked while we are on-site to clean your external walls.
Do I need to be home when you're washing my house?
No. We have the experience, and have seen all sorts of exterior walls. If you are a first-time client, we recommend you be home to discuss the timeframe and prices if there are changes, but it’s not required.
We also recommend that if you own pets, you be on site to comfort them while we work. The sights and sounds we make while working could distress a pet alone inside the home.
How often should I get my house exterior washed?
In most cases, it is best to have your walls cleaned every 12 months in Sydney. The wet and humid summers can promote mould and other growth that can attack your external walls and contribute to corrosion and rot.
In the winter, the dry and windy conditions mean more particles, such as dust and dirt, in the air, which can also batter external walls.
Of course, this depends on where you live and the materials used on the exterior walls. If you live near a busy road with heavy traffic, your walls will quickly get covered with particles from exhausts. The particles could pose a significant health risk to your family without regular cleaning.
If you have more questions about softwashing the external walls of your home in Sydney, then contact us.
Will soft washing damage the painted surfaces of my property?
No, soft washing is perfectly safe to use on painted surfaces if it’s done correctly. In fact, soft washing is one of the most effective ways to protect paint coatings and extend its life.
Will soft washing kill mould?
No, it will not. The only way to kill mould or fungus on your house is to use chemical treatments. If you have mould or mildew on your house exteriors, we can apply safe and effective chemical treatments that will kill and remove them. We can usually remove most green, black and brown moulds in houses.
I already have a pressure washer – why do I still need you?
In most cases, you should never use a domestic pressure washer to wash your house exteriors. These pressure washers are typically high pressure washers, which can be too rough for different parts of your house. High pressure cleaning can peel off paint or damage the materials underneath, which could introduce rotting, mould and a host of other problems.
At SS House Washing, we use soft house washing machines and techniques that provide a gentle yet thorough clean. These machines are more house-friendly and designed to clean without damaging your home. We will only use higher pressure machines when necessary and with the greatest care.
What should I consider when hiring someone to provide exterior house cleaning?
It's not our job to scare people with stories of uninsured tradies gone rogue. You know what sort of person you'd like to be working in and around your home. We started supplying critical documents like our Work Safely at Heights, High Risk Work License and Insurance cover with every quote we provided about 5 years ago. We were doing it for our commercial customers anyway so it seemed to make sense to provide it to residential customers also.
What payment methods do you accept?
We like to make paying for your house washing as painless as possible. Cash, direct deposit, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX are all welcome.