Choosing the Right Pressure Washer for Your Job
Depending on the type of job you are planning for the pressure washer will be the determining factor for which one you should choose. If you are planning on using it only for a small or a one time job, you might consider renting a pressure washer instead of buying one.
The smaller pressure washers that run off electric are normally not as powerful as the gas pressure washers. The PSI in an electrical unit is around 2000 or under, while gas powered pressure washer can go well above 5000 PSI in the personal units and have attachments such as sandblaster nozzles to give the extra power needed. You will find professional gas units reaching up to 40,000 PSI.
If you are planning on using it for cleaning a vehicle, an electrical one might be sufficient as well as safer to use. If you need to deal with a heavy project, then a gas powered commercial grade one will be more likely for you. The right pressure washer can make a large job simple; creating enough power to strip the dirt, stain, grime, or oil off the surface, adding a sandblaster nozzle will increase your power.
If you decide you have enough projects to keep your pressure washer employed for awhile, purchasing one will defiantly be a good investment. They are fairly inexpensive, depending on your needs and of course the ones that are of the highest power will cost you a bit more, but will cut down on your work time as well.
There are many different attachments you can purchase for your pressure washer, making the job at hand much easier. You can find sandblaster nozzles that will allow detergent to be mixed with the water flow to help with the dirtier jobs.
Where Can I Use My Pressure Washer?
You will be surprised to find that a pressure washer can be used in many home improvement projects. You can restore objects back to their original state with the high pressure water that scrubs the surface clean with ease. Some of the more popular places that home owners are using the pressure washer are:
- Garage Floor
- Garage Door
- Siding or Brick on Their Home
- Pool Areas
- Patio Covers
- Outdoor Furniture
Be aware that the settings on your power washer spray nozzle will need to be set for specific jobs. You want to ensure that you do not destroy what you are trying to clean. Zero degree tips are only recommended for jobs that are done form a distance, like two story homes that require more pressure to reach the area. The 15 and 25 degree tips are recommended for asphalt and other strong surfaces, the 45 degree tip is the most common for the smaller jobs like screens, vinyl siding, or wood surfaces, a sandblaster nozzle can be a great tool for the heavy jobs.
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