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How to Buy a Pressure Washer (Video)

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March 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm

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March 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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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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March 5, 2011 at 12:40 pm

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Choosing the Right Pressure Washer for Outdoor Cleaning

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In all commercial and industrial cleaning jobs people have been using pressure washers. Whether it be for cleaning driveways, parking lots, sidewalks or even the exterior of buildings. It is better to use pressure washers.

In every cleaning job it is the best option to use pressure washers as they are efficient and they also make the cleaning job a lot easier to do. But if you are looking for the right pressure washer for all types of jobs, you will have some problems. Because for different cleaning jobs require different pressure washers. Some pressure washers are very powerful that you cannot use them to clean vehicles as they will peel off the car’s paint. But there are power washers that are designed to effectively clean stains that are hard to remove like grime and grease.

A factor you might want to consider is if you need pressure washer which is stationary or one that is mobile. If your purpose for buying a pressure washer which will be used solely for outdoor cleaning then a mobile equipment is highly recommended. They are suited for outdoor jobs as you can move about from one place to another quite easily as wheels are attached on the machines. But there are others which are mounted on trucks or trailers.

One other thing to consider before you buy that perfect pressure washer is the output temperature. There are cold water, hot water and steam pressure washers. It would be better to have all three types all rolled into one machine if possible.

If you are just looking to get pressure washers for minor cleaning jobs then you can consider cold water types. But for tough cleaning jobs, consider choosing hot water or steam type pressure washers. Steam types are the most powerful as they can dissolve hard to remove dirt and stubborn grime deposits from any kind of surface.

Another factor to consider in looking for the right pressure washer is the power level of the machine. The higher output pressure is the better the equipment cleans. But always select the pressure level according to your intended purpose. If you plan to use the pressure washer to clean your car then you could just consider buying a less powerful model. A power level more than 1500 pounds per square inch can peel off paint of a car.

Another factor is the flow rate. If you will operate in areas such as drainage facilities but are poorly maintained you have to select an equipment which has a low flow rate.

Always consider the cleaning jobs where you will be using the pressure washer on. Whether it be for cleaning your garage or the walls of your house or just to get rid of the grime and grease which has stuck on the floor, choosing the right pressure washer will be able to do the job easily and effectively.

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March 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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The Right Pressure Washer for Degreasing Applications

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Great! You just have a cookout with friends and family in your backyard. After the merrymaking is over you find that the patio floor is covered with hard to remove stain and grease. Now you wonder what to do to remove these in little to n o time at all with minimum work.

Now you think that you will be cleaning the floor with the chemicals you have stored up in your garage. But again you think that with the scrubbing you will consume too much time. This is the customary way to clean the mess on the floor. But using this method is actually not safe at all to your health and would also require much work on your part.

Now here is where the pressure washer comes into play. But not any kind of pressure washer. It should be the right pressure washer for the right job. With the grease and stain on the floor it would be best to use a super hot steam temperature, high flow rate pressure washer.

You will not only be removing the dirt but much more the stain and the grease that stuck on to the floor crevices which could not be removed by merely brushing alone. The degreasing work done by a hot steam pressure washer will be far more superior and will make the area look really clean and like brand new. Without the presence of grime and grease. No hard work involved. And not much time wasted. Besides it will be safer for you because you will not be inhaling those fumes the chemicals emit into the air.

Using the cold water pressure type is not the right pressure washer for this kind of job. You won’t get off those oily and greasy deposits especially in the crevices of the floor. The grease and oily deposits will just become hard and waxy lumps which will be harder to remove even by hand.

Now the right type of pressure washer for this kind of job is the high steam or hot water pressure washer as your purpose here is to soften, dissolve, and eventually wash away the grease particles quite easily. The high temperature will melt those greasy particles easily and will be removed without exerting any effort at all.

Using the cold water type will just make the degreasing work of no use. Using degreasing chemicals on the other hand would be quite expensive on your part and is harmful to health generally. And if you really plan on using one then you might opt for the green cleaners which will not only not harm the environment but is safe also on one’s health rather than the conventional type of degreasing chemicals available on the market.

High temperature and high pressure washers are what you need for degreasing work. They are better at degreasing a surface and will not require any use of chemicals. High temperatures reaching up to 210 degrees Fahrenheit or even steam temperatures of up to 330 degrees Fahrenheit is what you need for this kind of job.

Just bear in mind that you have to pay special attention to safety precautions when handling very hot water temperature or super heated steam as you are in danger of scalding your skin when the equipment is not handled properly. Wearing protective clothing will help prevent any accident from occurring. And pay attention to what you are doing.

Over all, for any kind of degreasing applications which you do the right pressure washer is the super heated steam or hot water pressure washer.

Written by Marcelo Gonzales

March 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

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The Right Pressure Washer For Any Auto Detailing Tasks

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Have you ever wanted to work in the auto detailing industry? Well, you need to know the basics of auto detailing. Auto detailing is fundamentally the process of cleaning the interior and the exterior of a vehicle. You will be needing several cleaning machines that are used in the process of auto detailing. This includes carpet cleaners, steam cleaners and pressure washers.

The pressure washer is one of the cleaning machines that you will need to consider much before buying one. You do need to remember that the pressure washer is a very effective cleaning machine as it does an amazing job of getting rid of all dirt residues from both the interior and exterior of a vehicle.

Nonetheless, when it comes to auto detailing, there are some factors that you have to know for you to get the right pressure washer.

Firstly, you may need to acquire a specially designed pressure washer that is right for the job. Remember that the exterior of a vehicle is made up of different kinds of surfaces. There are the wheels, the metal body, the engine components, the windshield, the hubcaps, and the windows. You need to bear in mind the different features of these surfaces such as the hardness and the durability of each elements.

Consider the following. The engine components are sturdy and very durable. The metal body of the vehicle is also sturdy and hard and if you use too much pressure on the surface, the paint might peel off. The glass parts of the windshields are hard but they are quite brittle.

This is why you need to get a hold on a particular type of pressure washer if you intend to use it for auto detailing jobs. It should be able to clean different types of surfaces on a vehicle without causing any damage. Nowadays, modern pressure washers have such built-in features which are suitable for auto detailing.

Here are some guidelines that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right pressure washer for cleaning automobiles.

The first thing that you ought to do before buying a pressure washer is to check the specifications of the machines. This means that you need to consider the output temperature, the flow rate, the output pressure and other features.

For the flow rate, you can choose a pressure washer that outputs 2 gallons per minute or less which is ideal for cleaning vehicles. You don’t really need a high flow rate to get the job done as you aim to be efficient as well. So, a pressure washer with a flow rate of 2 gallons per minute or less is sufficient enough for auto detailing.

With regards the output pressure, you might just want to get a pressure washer that have a rating of 1500 psi or below. This is appropriate for cleaning vehicles without causing any damage to the parts.

As for the output temperature, choose the one that gives a high heat steam output. This means that the temperature of the water can be heated up to temperatures of 330 degrees Fahrenheit. This feature increases the rate and effectiveness of the entire cleaning process.

These are some of the features that you should take a look at when you go shopping for the right pressure washer for you to use in auto detailing. Remember these guidelines and you can be very sure that you will be able to efficiently and effectively do the job without causing damage to the vehicle.

Written by Marcelo Gonzales

March 1, 2011 at 2:39 am

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