Wintertime comes with cooler temperatures and harsh weather and you may put off cleaning certain aspects of your home until springtime. Sierra Vista Maintenance can still perform all of our cleaning services during the winter months to make sure your home stands out during the winter. Many residents wonder about pressure washing homes, driveways, or other areas during the winter. Can you pressure wash during the winter? Read below to find out what we recommend.
Pressure Washing Is Different Depending On Where You Live
Different homes in different climates will require cleaners to use different methods and products depending on temperature and humidity. If you live in California, pressure washing in the winter will be less of an issue than if you live in Colorado or Utah.
It also will depend on what the temperature is outside. If the temperature is below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, cleaners will be at risk of hypothermia and the water can freeze when sprayed. If cold weather in your area is around 40-50 degrees, pressure washing may still be beneficial.
When Is The Best Time To Pressure Wash?
During the colder months, the temperature can vary widely from morning to afternoon. If you are needing pressure washing for your home, driveway, or patio, it may warm up in the later hours of the day when it is safer to perform the service. Sierra Vista Maintenance performs cleaning services at all times of the day, so if you need a mid-afternoon cleaning when the temperature is above 30 degrees, we can schedule our technicians for a warmer time to pressure wash during the winter.
Pressure washing during the winter also brings the risk of ice forming on surfaces that we clean. Spraying water on windows, driveways, walkways, or other slick surfaces, ice can form quickly and make your home unsafe. This is why it is best to pressure wash during the winter when the temperature is above freezing.
Can You Power Wash In The Rain Or Snow?
Homes in California see more rain in the winter than they do snow. We often get the question of if pressure washing can occur in the rain. Our technicians can wash in the rain, but it will depend on how intense the rain is. No one wants to be exposed to the elements for an extended period of time being pelted with water. If there is a thunderstorm rolling in, high winds, or any other condition that will make it unsafe for us to work, we will reschedule your service appointment.
Cleaning in the rain is also a little counterintuitive because rainwater is often filled with sediment and dirt. If rain is hitting your home where we are washing, it may look like you never had a cleaner in the first place. Sierra Vista Maintenance would recommend that you clean your home on a clearer day to ensure the best results.
Maintenance On Equipment In The Winter
The equipment we use for pressure washing will need more upkeep during the winter. Because machines need professional care, we recommend using professionals rather than buying pressure washing equipment yourself.
Some pieces in a pressure washer can break or chip if they become frozen or the unit will stop working altogether. This can make it difficult to pressure wash during the winter. Working on cleaning homes during the winter can cost us equipment, so it is recommended that clients speak with us about the best time to pressure wash during the winter. Our cleaners will store equipment in a warm place and allow our machines to heat up properly before use. Some homeowners will not remember to do this and it can cause injury or damage to you or your home.
Pressure Washing With Sierra Vista Maintenance
The process of pressure washing will help to remove mold, dirt, hard water, and other debris from your home. Sierra Vista Maintenance uses chemical-free cleaners and does not rush through our projects. Your home will see great results when you hire our technicians because we train them with attention to detail. Whether you are needing to pressure wash during the winter or summer, we are here to help.
We offer other cleaning services including window cleaning, solar panel cleaning, gutter cleaning, and more. With many years of experience, we are the leading company to service homes in Sacramento. We clearly communicate with you about what your home needs, how long it will take us to complete your service, and if it can wait until springtime. Contact our experienced team with Sierra Vista Maintenance to get started!