pressure washing equipment

Tips for Buying Pressure Washing Equipment


There’s no lacking of pressure washing equipment available, but there are a lot of options and you need to understand some basic facts so you can get the ideal one.


While this equipment has the same purpose, the specifications differ, and some are meant for light work while others for more heavy duty applications.


Pressure washers for personal use make cleaning easier, and it doesn’t take as long a time to finish.


With the right mixture of cleaning solutions, attachments, nozzles, GPM (gallons per minute) and PSI (pounds per square inch) you’ll be able to clean patios, driveways, walkways, fences and wood decks. These pressure washers can also be used to clean up lawnmowers, ATVs, boats and other vehicles as well.


A pressure washer designed for business use has a higher PSI and GPM than those for home and personal use, and the horsepower (HP) will be much higher as well.


In addition these machines have extra features designed for heavy duty use be it at a construction site, a shop or somewhere else.


The special features will depend on the model but it might include an industrial grade wand and gun, a longer hose and hot water functionality.


These washers might also have a wheel cart, a bigger tank, a powerful engine and an advanced pump.


Before you can buy pressure washing equipment you need to understand the terminology.


PSI (pounds per square inch) refers to the maximum pressure that the washer discharges.


The higher the PSI, the more things the pressure washer can clean up.


HP (horsepower) is the engine that drives these machines, so a combination of a high PSI and high HP translates to a more powerful pressure washer.


Some prefer a gas powered washer because it is portable and ideal for outdoor tasks.


In addition, gas powered pressure washers provide greater flows and higher pressure.


But because these machines produce carbon monoxide, you can only use them outdoors.


Electric pressure washers on the other hand, are noted for their safety features such as a ground fault circuit interrupter.


Electric pressure washers don’t have as much power as their gas counterparts, but you can use them indoors and they don’t make as much noise.


Whichever you decide to buy, you need to follow the instructions carefully to ensure there are no problems when you use it.


For instance if you’re using the gas powered variant you should know when it needs cleaning, changing and maintenance.


Similarly you need to follow all safety precautions when using electric pressure washers.


With regards to hot or cold water cleaning, hot water is more effective and cleans faster and more thoroughly.


Another advantage of hot water pressure washers is it doesn’t use as much soap for degreasing and sanitation, ideal for use in farms and industries.


The advantage of cold water pressure washing equipment however, is it is portable and easier to use.