DIY Exterior Cleaning vs. Hiring a Professional

Published on: November 27th, 2020

If you’ve been looking around the outside of your property recently, you may have concluded that it’s time for a clean. Pressure washing is extremely effective, though you may be wondering whether it is something you should undertake yourself. There are some projects that are better left in the hands of the professionals, and our experience is that pressure washing is often one of them!


It is important to consider that certain pressure washers and solutions from hardware stores may not be fit for the tasks you require of them. Some pressure washers can actually be too powerful, and cause damage to your surfaces. For example, if you use a high pressure water blaster on wooden surfaces like decks or fences, you will actually remove a layer of wood as you go. This will roughen the surface at best, or cause splintering at worst. Rather than risking unsatisfactory results from a DIY exterior cleaning job, using an experienced contractor will give you professional results that will last. At Chemwash, we only use specialised low-pressure cleaning techniques. This guarantees the same amazing end product, with no chance of any surface damage.


There are certain areas around your property that are a lot harder to access than others. You probably won’t be able to avoid climbing around on ladders, slippery areas or uneven surfaces. This can make DIY exterior cleaning very dangerous. On the other hand, a professional exterior cleaner is both trained and experienced. They will have special equipment for those high areas that need washing, or those that are awkward to get to. As they deal with these kinds of situations every day, it is best to leave it to them rather than risking your own safety.

Time Saving

Undertaking the job of pressure washing your own property can easily take up a whole weekend (at least!) of your own time. At Chemwash, our special equipment and processes allow us get the job done in a fraction of the time it would take you. That means by hiring a professional, you can get back to the things you’d rather be doing on your days off. We can also arrange to carry out the work whenever suits you best, even when you’re not home.


If you’re considering DIY exterior cleaning or pressure washing, it pays to consider all of the above factors. It is generally the best option to call a professional, especially if you’ve never done it before. We guarantee the safety of your surfaces, your family, even your surrounding plants and vegetation. Above all though, we guarantee your satisfaction. Get in touch with our team today and let us tick a big job off your list.

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