A pressure washer is a very useful tool. It comes with it’s major misconceptions though. There are some things an operator needs to know before using a machine for the first time.
- High Pressure should rarely be the primary element of cleaning.
- There is a way to lower the pressure without losing cleaning power.
- There are many accessories you can get for a pressure washer to make your job easier and safer.
- A pressure washer can cause serious injury or death.
- A pressure washer can cause major property damage.
There are a few reason you would need to use a pressure washer. Some include house washing, driveway cleaning, deck staining, and car washing. There are many other uses and once you get started you may just be addicted to pressure washing.
High pressure should rarely be used. You should always use the minimum pressure necessary to clean the surface you are working on. With that be said, in most cases you should use a detergent to loosen the dirt, mold, etc. to enhance cleaning and further lower the pressure required.
Another way to lower the pressure output on your pressure washer is to use larger orifice spray nozzles. This is the best way because you are not lowering the volume of water output so you will be able move more dirt in less time.
Accessories you can get for a pressure washer include a surface cleaner. This can clean more concrete surfaces in half the time. You can also get a turbo nozzle. These things can really blast away at a surface, but you have to be careful as this may cause the most damage. An Extension wand is a great idea for hard to reach places.
As a professional pressure washer I have a customer and know other pressure washers who have injured themselves. The wound from being blasted from a pressure washer can cause loss of limb or even your life. It is not to be taken for granted. You can easily slip and run the wand across your leg or even have a hose rupture.
Just as a pressure washer can cause injury it also can cause major property damage. Windows, decks, landscaping, screens, trimwork and patio furniture are all things I have seen damaged from home owner or prior power wash contractor. You have to make sure you use the minimum pressure as needed to clean the surface. This require a nice collection of various nozzles with different orifice sizes and angles.
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