Looking to buy a new Pressure washer? Pressure washers are an excellent choice for cleaning many different things outside. They are ten to fifty times more powerful than your garden hose and they use up to 80% less water.
A Washer for Every Usage
A Presure washer is available for all kinds of projects and all kinds of levels of use. From the heavy-duty commercial type application to the around the home do it yourselfer there is a Presure washer for you. Before you buy that new pressure washer there are some questions you need to ask yourself.
What are you planning to clean with the pressure washer? They can be used for many things such as. A grill, outdoor furniture, dog kennels, decks, driveways, mobile homes, and cars among other things, are some of the things you can clean. All of these things can be cleaned with a Presure, but have different cleaning requirements.
Gas or Electric Power
A Presure washer can be either gasoline or electric powered. The type you purchase would depend on if you’re going to be using it mostly indoors or outside. A gasoline engine pressure washer is more powerful and more portable but needs to be used outdoors because of the production of carbon monoxide. Also how much storage space you have. A heavy duty pressure washer needs more space than a compact one.
Pressure Washer Specs
There are several methods used to determine how powerful your pressure washer is. The first is psi or per square inch. That is the amount of water Presure that is being discharged. The higher the water Presure the more power and force you will be using.
The next thing to look at is gpm or gallons per minute and is often over looked when purchasing a new pressure washer. Now psi will break the bond between dirt and the surface that is being cleaned however it does nothing to speed up cleaning time. That is where gpm comes in, the larger the gpm is the bigger the surface area can be that you’re cleaning.
How often do you plan to use the pressure washer? This would have an impact on how much you wish to spend and with a pressure washer costing between about $100.00 and up to around $2,000.00 it would not be prudent to spend a large amount of money for something that you will be using one time a year.
Pressure washer safety, depending upon the surface or item you are cleaning each has their own procedures. You will always want to use the correct nozzle. If you use one with to much concentration in one area it could damage the surface being cleaned especially wood.
Always use the correct cleaning agent as recommended by manufacturer. There are different chemicals for decks, house siding, and also different chemicals for washing, waxing or degreasing.
If you are cleaning house siding it is always best to do from ground level not on an extension ladder. Use accessories such as spray arm extensions and or brushes.
A Presure washer is excellent choice for a specialty tool around the shop or around the home and with a little comparison-shopping will be an affordable and long lasting tool.