Pressure washers are a powerful piece of equipment to quickly blast away dirt and grime from many surfaces. They are also good for cleaning hard to get into nooks and crannies in an environmentally friendly way. They will clean and brighten up concrete, spruce up decks, get rid of mould and algae from patios, garden paths, walkways, and oil stains on driveways and garage floors. They are ideal for washing exterior bricks and painted walls. Some lesser thought of uses for pressure washers include cleaning those nasty bits that few people enjoy cleaning: barbecue grills, the car, trucks, fences, swimming pools, outside furniture and the gunk that accumulates and clogs up guttering. It is not just at home, either. Commercial users of hot and cold pressure washers include food processing facilities, farming, agriculture, workshops and garages and other industrial settings.
Features of Pressure Washers
Different sized washers, nozzle and gun types and pressure ratings suit different jobs. The force and volume of the water needed will depend on where you will be cleaning. Look for options that suit the surface you will be cleaning to prevent any accidental damage due to excessive applications and ensure you get the best result. For example, a wide spray may be best for efficiently and effectively cleaning a driveway versus a targeted nozzle for cleaning out guttering. Pressure washer engines are diesel, petrol, electricity or propane gas, so again, where and how you intend to use your pressure washer will determine the type of power type that suits you. For cleaning something far away from an electricity source, a portable gas, diesel or petrol model may be best. Pressure washer parts and accessories are easy to come by and include additional hoses, bottles, pumps, valves, and cleaning attachments for various surfaces, along with nozzle and spray gun sets.
Combination Pressure Washes
Pressure washers may combine the pure force of pressurized water volumes to clean surfaces with detergents or an abrasive such as sand. Soda blasters are another eco-friendly alternative for pressure cleaning that use sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) combined with pressurized air to remove dirt.