When’s the Best Time to Pressure Wash My Driveway?

Published by: | Updated: January 30, 2023
JCS Refresh Best Time To Pressure Wash Driveway

As Halloween comes and goes, grime and grease are no longer acceptable decorations. Time to blast away that filth. 

But is it the best time of year to pressure wash?

In this article, we’ll discuss the best time to pressure wash a driveway, how often you should, and other related questions.

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About The Author

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Co-owner & Service Director

Hey there, I’m Cody. 

A decade of residential and commercial pressure washing led me to start JCS Refresh. Now I can share my knowledge with folks like you. 

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What is the best time of year to pressure wash my driveway?

It’s a no-brainer that pressure washing is the best option to clean your driveway. However, what is the best time of year to do it?

We suggest that pressure washing be done once or twice a year to maintain your property’s cleanliness, ideally around spring or summer.

JCS Refresh Best Time To Pressure Wash Driveway

Why is this the best season to pressure wash?

Spring and summer are the best season to pressure wash your driveway, but let’s learn why:

Best weather

Due to the dry weather spring and summer bring, everyone has ample time to finish the job, rather than having to follow up.

You don’t need to worry about interruptions, such as rain or snow, or uncomfortable cold weather.

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Best results

Leaving all the fall and winter fiasco behind, your driveway will stay clean longer because of the sunny days ahead. Furthermore, dirt build-up and organic growth are less likely to form.

Best time to eliminate contaminants

In the summer, mold and mildew may already be amassed because of the spring months. At this time, most of the growth has already occurred and you should be all set to clean your driveway for the upcoming year.

Can you pressure wash the driveway in winter?

Yes, but it comes with certain risks, so it’s advisable to entrust the task to professionals. 

Nonetheless, if you want to do it yourself, be sure to take note of the following:

  1. De-ice every exterior surface that needs to be pressure washed
  2. Use additional chemicals since some are only effective in hotter temperatures
  3. Keep your pressure washer in a warm, safe area, to protect your pump from damage
  4. Wear the appropriate attire, such as gloves, goggles, and boots, to protect yourself from the harsh weather
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To sum it all up, the best time to pressure wash your driveway is during the dry season(s). Summer is best, but spring works too. The sunny climate will let you enjoy the value of your investment since the surface will dry effectively.

However, this is only an ideal suggestion, you can certainly have your driveway pressure washed all-year round, but you may face some risks doing it in winter.

Nevertheless, you can always seek a local driveway cleaning service to do the job for you!

Thank you for reading this article!