The summer is great, but it’s dirty. Before you know it, dirt, pollen, powdery mildew, dry grass clippings and greasy air pollution film can cover everything you see. The high-pressure cleaner saves cleaning work and solves other problems, such. As limescale or bubbles
Everything you need to know about washers under pressure
Although you may have an intuitive idea of the size and power you need from a tool like a lawnmower, most owners are less familiar with Pressure Washer machines. So, how much power do you have?
What is a Pressure Washer machine and how does it work?
A high-pressure washer, also called a mechanical washer, is a motor device that moves water under high pressure to remove dirt, dust, dirt and stains from vehicles, coatings, concrete and stone, fences and wooden decks. Windows and much more. Careful cleaning work, which takes several hours to work hand in hand with the garden hose, pan and cleaning brush, can be done in a small amount of time with a Pressure Washer machine. High-pressure cleaners not only work fast in these cleaning projects, but also reduce the total water consumption by up to 80%.
Selection of the right Pressure Washer machine
In general, there are two types of high pressure cleaners for residential use: electricity and gas. Electric Pressure Washer machines are more compact and lighter than their gasoline equivalents and are ideal for small and medium-sized cleaning projects. Electric Pressure Washer machines also require no maintenance and do not require replacement of oil or gas. In contrast, gas scrubbers deliver higher pressures than electrical units, making them ideal for medium and heavy duty cleaning projects. Gas pressure cleaners are also great for working in places where there is no outlet. The motor of the engine is pressurized like other gas appliances, but requires regular maintenance to keep it in proper operating conditions.
Selecting the right machine is pretty simple, says William Alexander, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Simpson Pressure Washer in Elk Grove Village, Ill. First, decide on the kind of work you’re going to do, then select the right machine from one of three categories. They’ll handle most residential, light-commercial, and, in some cases, professional cleaning jobs. Being aware of your cleaning goal will help you make your purchase decision and provide you with the best pressure washer for the application.
Features to Consider
Once you have decided on a electric or gas powered model and the PSI range that suits your needs, there are several other items to consider when selecting a pressure washer.
Adjustable Spray Patterns: The spray guns on most pressure washers offer variable spray patterns, but the range of patterns will vary from model to model. The most basic offering is an adjustable wand that allows you to switch between a narrow, high pressure pencil spray pattern and wider fan spray pattern. Interchangeable spray tips is another common offering. Typically, the spray tips come in sets of 3 to 5, offering a range of spray patterns for more precise control and different cleaning projects. A variant of the spray tips is a project dial, which offers many spray patterns in one handy attachment. To adjust the spray pattern simply turn the dial to the spray pattern that best suits the job.
PVC vs. Rubber Hoses: The hose on a pressure washer can come in a variety of lengths, diameters and materials. Most commonly, the hose is constructed of rubber or PVC. Rubber hoses tend to be more flexible and kink resistant than PVC, but both are suitable alternatives. As far as hose length goes, consider the types of projects you will be working on to determine if the hose length is sufficient.
Plastic vs. Metal Spray Guns: You will find that pressure washer spray guns are typically all plastic construction, or a combination of metal and plastic. Spray guns with metal components tend to more durable than their all plastic counterparts.
Onboard Accessory Storage: Though not essential, onboard accessory storage is a handy feature that allows you to keep all of the accessories including, the spray gun, wand, and spray tips in one, easily accessible location. No more hunting around for missing parts.
Hose Reel: Some pressure washer models come with a hose reel that enables you to easily wind and unwind of the high pressure hose without kinking or bending. This makes for easier and neater storage of the unit when not in use.