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Cost of having house etc. power washed

  • 26-09-2020 7:59pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    Hi Boardsies,

    So this may be a bit odd post, but I was approached by a lot of "cowboys" asking if I needed to get my house (white parts), drive way, paved paths and patio power washed .... and quoted me some exorbitant prices.
    So I was wondering what is the going rate to get a whole standard size detached house (in a normal estate) power washed incl. drive way and paths/patio ?

    And in case anyone has a good recommendation please PM me those :)

    Cheers guys :o


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,664 CMod ✭✭✭✭ spurious


    Would it not be cheaper/easier/less risky to hire a setup for a day and do it yourself? Maybe do the neighbours too and split the cost?

    http://www.hss.ie/stores/217/galway/galway-tuam-road


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,136 ✭✭✭ JoeA3


    Or buy your own power washer. Nilfisk do very good quality domestic washers that aren’t too pricey. Argos often have them on offer.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    The few I've seen most are cowboys and blast dirt all over the place, and don't really clean things properly.

    To do it properly takes quite a while and doing without creating a mess takes patience and time.

    I'd never hire someone who randomly turned up at the door. If someone does a neighbours and does a good job then maybe.


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    spurious wrote: »
    Would it not be cheaper/easier/less risky to hire a setup for a day and do it yourself? Maybe do the neighbours too and split the cost?

    http://www.hss.ie/stores/217/galway/galway-tuam-road

    Well - unfortunately not everyone is physically able to do it themselves .... :(
    Hence looking for options ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    JoeA3 wrote: »
    Or buy your own power washer. Nilfisk do very good quality domestic washers that aren’t too pricey. Argos often have them on offer.

    ..... same as previous reply


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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,136 ✭✭✭ JoeA3


    beauf wrote: »
    The few I've seen most are cowboys and blast dirt all over the place, and don't really clean things properly.

    To do it properly takes quite a while and doing without creating a mess takes patience and time.

    I'd never hire someone who randomly turned up at the door. If someone does a neighbours and does a good job then maybe.

    Exactly my thoughts.
    A power washer in the wrong hands just does more harm than good. Dirt blasted everywhere. Paint blasted off walls, damaged driveway (you’ll lift tarmac with one easily enough...), etc.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,615 ✭✭✭ cena


    what kind of house is it. two story?


  • Posts: 0 ✭✭ [Deleted User]


    Recommended John Holland has worked on my house a few times.


    https://cleaningdoctor.ie/galway-roscommon/


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    cena wrote: »
    what kind of house is it. two story?

    Yeah ... 2 stories 4 bedrooms detached ....


  • Registered Users Posts: 142 ✭✭ JRH


    There is big difference between proper professional power washer equiptment operated an experienced professional ... and some cheapo diy setup .
    Its a bit like hiring a paint sprayer to touch up your car , chances are youl make a mess , and waste your time and money .

    There is also a difference between someone ( doing a bit of powerwashing for cash ) and a true professional .

    Like everything you will get what you pay for .


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,306 ✭✭✭ bobbyy gee


    power washing can damage house
    unless you do it on low pressure

    try just a hose


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,481 ✭✭✭ Bazzy


    I like in rural Galway have a 5 bed detached house

    I paid €280 last year to an experienced guy who done the house and low pressure washed the tarmac


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭ James Forde


    Bazzy wrote: »
    I like in rural Galway have a 5 bed detached house

    I paid €280 last year to an experienced guy who done the house and low pressure washed the tarmac

    Can you PM me who you used?


  • Registered Users Posts: 236 ✭✭ Stone


    Bazzy wrote: »
    I like in rural Galway have a 5 bed detached house

    I paid €280 last year to an experienced guy who done the house and low pressure washed the tarmac

    Pls PM me the name and details of this lad :)


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