Power Washing Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - Rolling Suds

Can power washing be harmful?

No, power washing with Rolling Suds is safe for the environment. Our cleaning solutions are safe for plants and animals, and we rinse down all plants before and after the cleaning process. Our low pressure system is gentle on siding, windows, shingles, and more.

Will power washing affect my siding or windows?

As long as your siding is in good condition, power washing should not harm it. Our low pressure system ensures no high pressure is used on your siding or windows.

How much time does it take to clean a house or deck?

Typically, it only takes a few hours to clean a house or deck.

Is power washing safe for composite decks like Trex or plastic?

Yes, we can clean composite decks without causing any damage.

Do I need to provide water for power washing?

There is a common misconception that water from outdoor spigots is expensive, but this is not the case. The average cost of 1,000 gallons of water is between $4 and $5, and the average residential job uses 100-400 gallons of water. We usually suggest homeowners to let us connect to their water supply, as it is more economical. However, we can also supply our own water for a fee for both residential and commercial jobs.

What chemicals do you use for power washing?

Our cleaning solution is a mix of water, dish soap, and a small amount of diluted liquid chlorine. The liquid chlorine kills mold and bacteria, preventing them from returning for a longer time. This helps us to achieve a soft wash, which is safe for siding, windows, shingles, etc.

How often should I power wash my building exteriors?

It depends on the building, but surfaces usually stay clean for years. However, mold and mildew can grow faster in shaded areas with trees and shrubs.

What are the small dark spots on my siding?

These are likely artillery fungus fragments. This fungus lives in mulch and can shoot its fragments into the air, landing on your siding. Normal power washing may not remove them completely.

Can Rolling Suds clean my stained or painted siding without removing the stain or paint?

Yes, we use low pressure and let the chemicals do most of the work when cleaning stained or painted siding. This will actually extend the life of your siding.

Is it safe to power wash asphalt shingles?

Yes, power washing is recommended by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, as stated in this technical bulletin.

What is the pressure of your machines?

Our machines can reach up to 4,000 PSI, but we usually use less than 1,000 PSI for most jobs. Our machines have a flow rate of 10-20 GPM and can shoot water and chemicals up to 40-50 feet high with bigger nozzles.

What is the cost of power washing?

The cost of power washing is relatively low compared to the cost of repainting or replacing damaged decks or siding. Get a free estimate by providing us with information about your cleaning needs.

Can you remove gum and dirt from concrete walks at my store?

Yes, we can use hot water to remove gum and dirt.

How high can you power wash?

We have washed over 100 feet high with a lift and can reach 4-5 story buildings without ladders or lifts.

Are you able to clean a development with more than 20 buildings? And what is the estimated completion time?

Yes, we have cleaned a development with 160 large buildings, which we completed in 3 weeks. For most developments with 20-25 buildings, we estimate it will take about a week to clean. We have experience working with numerous management companies.

Can you clean shopping centers or parking garages?

Yes, we have cleaned both shopping centers and parking garages from New York to Maryland.

Do you have insurance coverage?

Yes, we carry $2,000,000 in liability insurance and also provide Workers Compensation for our employees.

How many years of experience do you have in the business?

We have been in business since 1990, with a track record of cleaning over 100,000+ jobs over the past 30 years.

How much does power washing cost?

Power washing is cost-effective compared to the expenses of repainting or replacing damaged decks or siding. To get a customized quote, please provide us with detailed information about your property, deck, or other cleaning needs.