How Pressure Washers Differ
Pressure washing your home, or surrounding areas, is a wonderful way to clean, preserve, and maintain its’ beautiful luster and appearance. There are many types of pressure washers, as well as different amounts of pressure applied, so it is a wise idea to compare the different varieties in order to use the best equipment possible, for your specific need.
Whether you rent or buy a pressure washer, you should consider the area(s) that you wish to clean. There are three main styles of pressure washers; portable, truck-mounted, or trailer- mounted. Depending on the location of your cleaning area, will depend on what style you should use. For example, a truck-mount or trailer-mount washer will have the capacity to hold more water/washer fluid, but the truck or trailer may not fit into areas that are limited on space, such as in a backyard. These types of washers will also cost more to rent or buy, than a portable pressure washer.
Other aspects of a pressure washer that you should consider include; electric vs. gas powered washer, cold water washer vs. hot water washer, pounds per square inch (PSI) of power, and gallons per minute (GPM) of water used. In order to further explain these differences, you will find a list below.
-Electric vs. Gas: Gas is generally the preferred method of power supply, mainly because an electric cord can interfere with the mobility of the pressure washing unit.
-Cold vs. Hot water: Hot water is most likely going to have a more definite cleaning power, as hot water always does, but cold water is much easier to come by in outdoor environments. Therefore, cold water is used most often.
-PSI: Average PSI is about 3,000-4,000 per unit. Basically, the higher the PSI, the harder the water shoots from the machine, and the most visible affect will be present.
-GPM: Basically, the more water that is dispensed from the machine per minute, the more surface area is covered and cleaned.
As you can see, there are many things that you should consider before choosing which pressure washer is going to be the best choice for your needs. Whichever you choose, the results should be magnified by the use of such a powerful machine. That, of course, and a good bit of persistence and patience, recommended is Clean Finish Pressure Washing.