Pressure washers – 5 things you should know

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Pressure washers – 5 things you should know

Whether you’re looking for a pressure washer for home cleaning or you’re after something to use in business, there are a few things you should know.

Commercial machines are slow – A lot of commercial machines available from local stores won’t be up to big jobs. So if you’re looking to blast your decking, or wash your house, you might want to look for something more powerful.

The higher the waterflow rate, the better. If it’s too low you’re going to be cleaning for a long time.

They’re dangerous – When thinking of dangerous power tools I doubt that the pressure washer made your list. But it should. Machines with a psi over 2,500 can literally gouge flesh and there have been countless accidents. It’s important that if you are buying a powerful washer that you understand how to use the machine safely.

They can cause damage – Not only can they damage you, but they can quickly rip through a material too. If for example you’re cleaning your home, if the psi is too high, the water will force itself into the substrate, and this can cause countless problems. On very rare occasions should it be adjusted over 1000psi.

Electric vs. Gas – It’s important that you understand that there are two types of pressure washer. The electric and gas.

The electric is usually extremely low maintenance and produces very little noise. The gas engines ten to produce a lot more power but they’ll require much more maintenance and will need to be well ventilated to operate well.

Accessories – You’re going to want a variety of pressure washer accessories too. These will allow you to tailor your pressure washer to match with certain jobs. There’s the hose, the wand, bell valves and more. You can find all of these here on our site, and an array of quality pressure washers.

If you’d like to find out more about the work we do here at Triace feel free to get in touch.

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