Before people venture out to purchase their pressure washer they often have questions that they need answered so that they will make the proper decision when making that big investment.
The reason that there are so many questions to be asked and answered is because there are a number of different pressure washers; they all have the same use but some of them have varying features.
It will certainly help to know more about all of the different types of pressure washers so that you can make an accurate choice to suit your personal pressure washing needs. It will make your end decision a lot easier, that’s for sure!
Below are some questions about pressure washers that are frequently asked by people that are looking into buying one for the first time.
What is the amount of pressure that I’ll need?
If you plan to use a pressure washer for industrial cleanings then you will need to measure the pressure by the square inches. This would generally be about 3000 PSI for pressure washing. With this level of pressure very heavy substances can be removed from the surfaces that you are cleaning.
Lower pressure can be used if you want to clean up oil or grease from the ground; in this case you will want to use a pressure washer that cleans at a level of 1600 PSI and sometimes 2000 PSI. Surfaces that need to be stripped should be cleaned at PSI levels of 3000.
What amount of flow will I need?
When you clean surfaces that are horizontal you will need to make sure that you have the right flow speed in order for them to be effectively cleaned. The PSI needs to be quite high when cleaning horizontal surfaces. Cleaning something simple like dry dirt would only require a low PSI.
Is there are difference between a hot and cold pressure washer?
Cold pressure washers are appropriate to use if you are cleaning up surfaces that are not soiled. However, if you still wanted too you could remove some oil stains with a cold pressure washer.
If the stains are caked on and thick then you will need to use hot water on the oil stains. The reason hot water is needed on heavy oil stains is because it will break down the fluids easily. There are so many different substances that can be removed.