Frequently Asked Questions

Get Answers about Pressure Washing Services from the Experts at Affordapro!


Q. What is the difference between softwash and pressure washing?

Softwashing with applied industry context usually refers to using an electric machine to spray a concentrated solution onto a surface to remove algae, mold, mildew and dirt. Pressure washing in the same context refers to using the appropriate amount of pressure, starting at the lowest pressure, to achieve the same results while using a lower concentration of chemicals.


Q. What do you pressure wash?

Many different kinds of siding, decking, fencing, aggregate, concrete, brick, stone; basically anything outside that needs regular cleaning, especially painted surfaces.


Q. What do you softwash?

We typically apply low-pressure washing methods, but there are certain surfaces that are so delicate that we take extra care to be gentle with, such as powder-coated railings, vinyl fencing, painted murals, and anything that even a lower pressure could damage. When we softwash, we use a pump-up sprayer to apply the chemicals instead of an electric machine.


Q. Why can't I do this myself?

Having all of the tools, equipment, cleaning solutions, and knowledgeability are going to cost you more than hiring a professional and are unlikely to yield professional results. Buying and maintaining the equipment required for an average project would cost considerably more than hiring a professional, and then you also have to do the work yourself.


Q. What kind of experience do you have?

Over 40 years industry experience proudly serving the Richmond tri-city area since 2017 as a local, family-owned business.


Q. What kind of equipment do you use?

The equipment we use is based on the job size, tallest points our downstream and rinse need to reach, and access to water. We use a 5.5 gallon per minute gas-powered pressure washer for most jobs, but we have an 8 gallon per minute gas-powered machine that has different industry applications, such as spraying hot water for deep cleaning, especially those with grease or oil stains.


Q. Would softwashing or pressure washing increase the curbside appeal of my home?



Q. How much does this cost?

Our average housewash costs between $275 and $350, and for larger projects $0.10/sqft is typically a ballpark number you can expect.


Q. How long will this take?

Every project is different, but most housewash projects are completed from start to finish in 60-90 minutes.


Q. Do I have to be home while you are working?

While you do not need to be home during the completion of your project, we will need to have access to get to what we are cleaning. Any locked gates or blocked off areas will need to be accessible, so let us know if you won't be home ahead of time so we can discuss any possible requests we may have.


Q. Who will be doing the work?

90+% of the work in the field is done by my brother and myself. We do not call on outside help unless the job is too big for two experienced professionals to handle alone.


Q. What type of payment do you take?

Check, cash, electronic transfer, no credit cards please.