Pressure Washers – Choose From a Range of Options
Many commercial and industrial users are aware of how pressure washers have made even the most difficult cleaning tasks fast and easy. Pressure washing machines have advanced from standard units to highly specialized equipment for a variety of applications. Users now have the option to buy highly durable, powerful, and versatile machines from reputable manufacturers that directly meet their cleaning requirements.
The power of a pressure washing machine is determined by its flow rates and pressure levels. Hence, if you do not require extremely high power, it would be a good idea to choose commercial pressure washer that feature lower flow rates and pressure levels. At the other end, there are industrial pressure washers that offer advanced capabilities for the most demanding users. These pressure cleaning machines can attain flow rates of up to 7 GPM and pressure levels of up to 7000 PSI.
Versatility is another key benefit of many pressure washers. This versatility can be measured by mobility and temperature options. If users face pressure washing applications in multiple locations, mobile pressure washing equipment in wheeled or trailer mountable configurations is essential.
There are various temperature options available with today’s pressure cleaning machines, as well. Each of these offers distinct benefits. The cold water pressure washing machines are quite popular in residential settings for light cleaning applications that do not require the extreme power generated by heated versions.
However, if you are looking out for a powerful pressure cleaning machine to blast away tough grease and stubborn stains from almost all surfaces, it is best to go for steam pressure washers. The power of these pressure cleaners is attributed to its high steam temperatures that can reach up to 330°F. This use of steam is a great way to dissolve hard-to-remove stains that can then be easily wiped away. Another advantage of steam is that it allows you to clean, sanitise and disinfect simultaneously. With triple-function units, users can experience the advantages of steam, cold water or hot water pressure washers in the same machine.
Other notable features of top-grade pressure cleaners include different power methods, as discussed above. Machines can be powered by electricity, gasoline, or propane. All these varieties have their own advantages and limitations. For instance, the pressure washers powered by propane or gas provide greater mobility since they do not have to remain attached to an electrical supply like the electric versions. Electric models may not offer this mobility, but they produce no exhaust and much less noise than propane or gas units.
When purchasing pressure washers, it is important to be an informed buyer. Now that you understand the various options and features available, you can make the best choice to meet your needs.
Secrets to Pressure Washer Use for Auto Detailing or Mobile Car Washing
Many auto detailers will recommend to not use pressure washers in auto detailing or mobile car washing. Recently this issue came up in an online question and answer session with “The Car Wash Guy” when he was asked by a Hawaiian inquirer the following question;
“Some of the people in the Auto Detailing or Mobile Car Washing business say it is unsafe to use a pressure washer and recommend washing by hand because they think pressure washing is too powerful and will eventually strip the paint. Is that true?”
No, that is basically bull. Now if this concerns you there is a guy at the government centre on the other side of the island that uses dry wash n’ guard so this is another option for you.
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Additionally “The Car Wash Guy” was asked; “Do you have a type of nozzle that would prevent this?”
We do but you do not have too, just use the 1-foot rule at 1500 to 2000 psi, if you see chips back off to 18 inches and use the soap and sponge to remove the bugs, do not blast them, as being in salt air is tough on cars and you can chip them if they are already chipping.
If there is a chip do I need insurance or will I need insurance; “What kind of insurance do you use?”
For paint chips insurance does not make sense but we recommend a General liability, garage keeper’s policy. If you are a regular person with few assets mostly likely you probably need a 100K policy, not more than 300K aggregate with 150K per occurrence. And unless you are doing fleets or working in large corporate centres and they require it.