High Pressure Washers
High pressure washers are larger and more heavy duty than mini power washers. They are a good fit for removing lots of dirt, grime and oil. They are often gasoline powered so they can be set up virtually anywhere.
As the name suggests, hot washer models heat the water they pressurise and spray. You might need a hot water washer if you need to remove a lot of grease or very heavy dirt or grime. Hot water can make cleaning stubborn spots easier.
Self-contained washers include a large tank on wheels to hold water. This makes it possible to work in places where you won’t have a water supply line. Usually these models include an extension hose so you can clean large areas easily.
To choose the right pressure washer for your job, consider how much water pressure you need, if you will have access to power and water supply lines and what you need to accomplish with it.
Tips for Getting the Most from a Pressure Washer
When you hire a pressure washer, read the instructions that came with it very carefully. These pieces of equipment can be dangerous, so wear protective gear including a hard hat, safety goggles and gloves.
Each type of pressure washer works a little differently, and the user manual that came with your machine will include directions for using it effectively and safely. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you use a pressure washer.
Make Sure All Connections are Secure
Before you start using your pressure washer, make sure all hose, for water and air, connections are secure. If there are any leaks, the washer won’t work properly. Of course, also check to make sure the power cord is also firmly attached to the outlet.
Turn the Water Source Completely On
Obviously, you’re going to need a water supply if you are using a model that requires you to attach it to a water source, turn the faucet completely on. You can adjust the pressure on the machine, but it will need the faucet’s full allowance of water to work well.
Attach Nozzles While the Pressure is Locked and Off
If you are using special attachments, add them to the nozzle while the pressure washer is off and locked.
Protect Nearby Plants, Equipment and Building Features
Clear the area as much as possible and protect things like plants, equipment, light fixtures and fragile building features with tarps. Be careful not to aim the washer at these items as you work.
Start on a Low Setting
Always make sure the pressure washer is on its lowest setting when you turn it on. This will allow you to slowly increase pressure safely and as needed and will prevent kickback, which can be dangerous.
Hold the Nozzle at an Angle
As you use the pressure washer, do not aim it directly at the items you are cleaning. Instead, hold it at an angle to wash dirt and debris away, rather than against the surface.
Use Up and Down Motions
When you clean a surface, start at the bottom and move upward, and then guide the spray down over the same area to rinse it off. Continue with this motion until you have cleaned the entire surface.
Pressure washers make washing and cleaning all kinds of surfaces a snap. When you know what your project will require you can choose the right washer for the job. Follow these tips to get the most out of your equipment and your project will get done right the first time.
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