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Choosing The Right Pressure Washer For The Job

Buying the Right Pressure Washer for Your Needs

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One of the most effective and efficient cleaning tools available in the market today is the pressure washer. If you have any cleaning job to do this is a must if you want to have a clean surface that is thorough. Because with it, almost all types of surfaces can be easily cleaned. But before you buy one know that not all pressure washers are made equally. Therefore, you have to consider some things before buying the right pressure washer.

If you look in the market, there are many types of pressure washers available which you could choose from. Therefore, you need to choose which is the right one that will fit your cleaning requirements. Besides considering the cost, you need to check also the power of the equipment. On one hand, a pressure washer that is too strong could render damage to your property. On the other hand, one that is weak won’t clean that much effectively.

Knowing therefore how you will use the equipment will help you determine how to chose the right pressure washer for your cleaning needs.

In this matter, you need to know the pressure delivered by the power washer. Water pressure is a vital factor which you have to consider when you buy a pressure washer. Pressure is expressed in pounds per square inch or psi. For example, the garden hose delivers about 40 psi. The pressure washer delivers from about 1400 to 4000 psi.

You will see light, medium and heavy duty pressure washers available in the market today. Pressure washers with less than 2000 psi are considered light duty pressure washers. This is appropriate for cleaning around the house in general and also small boats and cars. Those that produce a pressure of 2000 to 3000 psi are medium duty models which are very effective in removing grease and dirt from decks and concrete surfaces. Heavy duty pressure washers are those that produce a pressure of 3000 psi or more. They are effective in removing very stubborn stains and can event strip pain.

Another factor to consider is the gallons per minute output or the gpm of the pressure washer. In general, as pressure increases the gpm also increases proportionately. Mainly, a higher gpm will mean that it will clean more surface area in less time. For example, 3 gpm output can clean about 8 to 10 square feet of area in one minute.

Most pressure washers today are already equipped with accessories like extension wands, water brooms and different types of nozzles to attach to the wand. You will need the extension wands for you to reach high places, water brooms to clean large flat areas. For those that do not have you might want to consider buying them yourself.

You also need to compare the different prices of the different brands and models which you plan to buy. You can shop around and get the best deal possible for that type of pressure washer you need. You might also want to consider buying a pressure washer that can eject not only hot water but also cold water and even steam. Having these options, you can expand your cleaning ability with the pressure washer. Do note that with each addition of features to the pressure washer the cost will also rise accordingly. Therefore special pressure washers will be more expensive than regular ones. But if the cleaning applications will satisfy your cleaning requirements then it will be worth buying it. That will be the right pressure washer for you.

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Written by Marcelo Gonzales

March 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Pressure Washer

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