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How much does Pressure Washing cost? 2023

Average Price
$0.40 to $0.80 per square foot

What is the price of Pressure Washing?

Looking for a deep clean like no other? Read our handy guide to find out how much your pressing washing team will charge for their services.

What is Pressure Washing?

Over time, dirt will form on the outside of your home, plus any items stored in your yard. This can soon look unsightly, yet isn’t always practical or easy to clean yourself. This is where pressure washing is extremely useful, as not only does it make light work of the most stubborn stains, but can be completed speedily too. 

As the name suggests, pressure washing involves using water that is delivered at high pressure, so that the force is enough to lift the dirt off. Pressure washing is suitable for a variety of surfaces including driveways, garage floors, concrete patios, tiled patios, fencing, decking, outdoor furniture, grills, boats, vehicles, trailers, and more. 

Pressure washing is carried out using specialist equipment that is connected to your water supply. Using concentrated movements, pressure washing will instantly remove all of the debris from the surface, leaving it looking as good as new.

How much does Pressure Washing cost? 

The cost of pressure washing ranges between $0.40 to $0.80 per square foot across the US. To price your job up, your contractor will ask you for the measurements of the area that needs pressure washing. Or, they may give you a fixed fee for items such as fencing, boats, furniture, etc. 

It’s good to note that a minimum charge usually applies for smaller jobs. This usually averages at around $50, though maybe slightly higher or lower depending on the going rate in your area.

Pressure Washing cost
Average cost (per sq ft) $0.60
Minimum cost (per sq ft) $0.40
Maximum cost (per sq ft) $0.40

What changes the price of Pressure Washing? 

The cost of pressure washing varies depending on several factors, including: 

  • Type of item

  • Size of area

  • Type of pressure

  • Time

  • Location

Type of item

In general, pressure washing costs between $50 and $450 depending on the scope of the job. Though the type of item you wish to have pressure washed will also affect the price. 

One of the most common jobs is driveway cleaning. The cost averages between $155 and $384 for extremely large driveways. The good news is that this service doesn’t have to be done too regularly, and will make your driveway look as good as new, which is far cheaper than replacing it.

On the cheaper end of the scale, you can have your gutter pressure washed for as little as $75. This will safely remove all of the grease, leaving it hygienically clean. 

Pressure Cleaning cost
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Size of area

If you are not looking to have a specific item pressure washed (such as a car, boat, grill, etc) then the area size is going to be the biggest aspect affecting the total cost. 

Your contractor will need to know the measurement of the area, which they will normally come out and estimate for you. The area size will be multiplied by the cost per square foot, which will give you the total cost before any add-on services, if applicable. 

Type of pressure

Pressure washing can also include soft pressure washing (also known as power washing), which is used on surfaces that are not suitable for more intense pressure, such as wood, metal, and asphalt. 

There may be a price variation between pressure washing and soft washing, with soft washing being slightly cheaper. However, soft washing isn’t suitable for driveway cleaning or any other brick or concrete surface. It’s also not suitable for gum removal. Therefore, the initial reduced cost will not offer value for money, unless the right cleaning approach is used.


Time can be a factor that affects the price for more detail orientated jobs such as gutter cleaning, especially if your gutters are heavily blocked. Or, if any of your materials also require repair work in addition to cleaning.

The average pressure washing job takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the scope of the job. 


Pressure washing companies have different operational costs, depending on where they are based. The level of competition in your area may also affect the cost, with remote areas seeing higher prices than more competitive areas with lots of pressure washing companies.

The average driveway size in the USA is 480 square feet. Based on the $0.40 to $0.80 per square foot pressure washing charge, this would mean Wisconsin is the cheapest place, at $192.

The most expensive area is California at $384, which has higher prices generally across any service you wish to hire here.

Pressure Washing Costs in the US
LocationAverage pressure washing cost
New York$366

The true cost will depend on the type of item you are having pressure washed, as well as the size of the area. As an example, items such as boats or cars will usually be priced as a fixed fee, rather than according to area size as is the case with driveways. 

Discretionary costs may also be added where additional services are required, or if your driveway doesn’t mean the minimum size requirements.

Is it worth getting Pressure Washing?

When your home or property is looking dirty, it’s not a pretty sight. The magic of pressure washing is it involves very little effort yet produces superior results. Plus, the majority of regular cleaning products aren’t suitable for cleaning outdoor materials anyway, especially driveways. On the other hand, pressure washing literally removes all of the hassle and fuss, while giving you the best possible finish. So yes, it’s definitely worth it!

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