DIY or Professional Pressure Washing? Understanding the Difference

Regularly pressure washing various surfaces on your property, including driveways, decks, patios, siding, walkways, and more is very important. Pressure washing these surfaces doesn’t merely boost your home’s curb appeal. It can also remove algae, moss, and other growths that can otherwise become slippery in the rain. In that sense, pressure washing these areas of your property is simply a matter of safety.

However, you may wonder whether this is a task you should handle on your own, or whether it’s worth the money to hire experts. At Evolved Pressure Washing, serving homeowners in and around Rumson, NJ, we understand this is a question many homeowners have. That’s why we’ve provided this guide. It will help you better understand the differences between DIY and professional pressure washing service.

DIY vs. Professional Pressure Washing: Essential Factors to Consider

Personal Safety

It’s important that anyone operating pressure washing equipment has the proper training and experience. The force of water under that much pressure can be very harmful if you’re not careful. Thus, if you don’t have substantial training, you may want to hire professionals to pressure wash your exterior surfaces. You don’t want to run the risk of hurting yourself or others because you lack the necessary experience.

Property Safety

The risk of personal injury isn’t the only factor you need to be aware of when considering whether it’s safe to operate pressure washing equipment yourself. It’s also important to remember that many surfaces on your property may not be strong enough to withstand that kind of force. If you accidentally point the pressure washer in the wrong direction, even for a moment, you could do a lot of damage.

Additionally, it’s not always easy for someone who’s not an expert to determine whether a surface is durable enough for pressure washing. For example, some forms of siding can be pressure washed, while others can’t. If you’re not confident you know exactly which surfaces you can and can’t pressure wash, you’re better off trusting someone with professional experience to handle this task.

Cost and Maintenance

Again, some people think they should pressure wash various surfaces on their property themselves because they believe they’ll save money.

In the short run, that may appear to be the case. However, you have to keep in mind that pressure washing equipment is expensive. If you want to go the DIY route, you’re going to have to invest in relatively costly equipment that you won’t have much use for throughout the year. In the meantime, you’ll have to find space to store it.

On top of that, like any other piece of machinery, pressure washers can start to break down as they age. When that happens, you’ll either need to replace yours, or at the very least schedule repairs. This will also be expensive. While you can technically optimize the lifespan of your pressure washing equipment through proper maintenance, maintaining the equipment will require extra work on your part. These are all issues you don’t need to worry about when you hire professionals.


Don’t make the mistake of assuming you’ve thoroughly cleaned a surface just because it looks a little brighter. Experts understand how to deliver truly thorough results. Without professional experience, you may not be able to do the same.

Schedule Pressure Washing Service for Your Rumson, NJ Home

Again, we at Evolved Pressure Washing understand why people sometimes assume this is the type of property maintenance job they can take care of on their own. However, as the points in this guide indicate, most people should consider hiring trusted experts instead. Luckily, we make finding those trusted experts in your area easy. Call us today at 732-996-6817 to learn more!

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Evolved Pressure Washing is New Jersey’s 5-Star rated exterior cleaning professional with over a decade of experience in pressure washing, soft washing, roof cleaning, gutter cleaning and so much more. We are based in Middletown, NJ and serve all of Central New Jersey with our expert exterior cleaning services. We keep your property clean and shining like new. We know that we are only as good as our last pressure washing or soft washing job so every property, no matter the size, is treated with our top-level care. Our experienced technicians will always advise you on what cleaning options best fit your needs.

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