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5 Features to Compare When Buying a Hot Water Pressure Washer

5 Features to Compare When Buying a Hot Water Pressure Washer

5 Features to Compare When Buying a Hot Water Pressure Washer

No matter why you’re searching for a hot water pressure washer, whether you’re buying it for your home, your business, or something else entirely, Hydro Tek wants you to find the exact right product for your needs. Here are five features that you’ll need to compare when you go in search of the right washer for your needs. Still have questions after reading this guide? Call us today at 800-274-9376 .

Take a look at the burner options

The burner on your hot water pressure washer supplies the heat to the unit. The type of fuel it uses will vary from diesel to kerosene. There may be other fuel options available depending on exactly what you’re buying. Note that the burner can raise temps of the water that’s coming in by 130 degrees F. In some cases, you may be able to get a wet steam that’s 250F – which is hotter than boiling. As you’re shopping for your pressure washer, compare the burners to see how hot they can get.

The size of the burner fuel tank

The fuel tank supplies fuel for your burner. In most cases, you’ll find tanks that range in size from four to ten gallon capacities. There’s no right size – it all depends on what you need and how you’ll be using your pressure washer. For example, having a bigger tank does mean you won’t have to fill it up as often, which can be an advantage, but it also means that the total unit will be much heavier, which can be a disadvantage.

The type and size of the heating coil

Many of the components of your hot water pressure washer are heavy and when you combine them all, you could be dealing with a very heavy product. However, the heating coil is actually where most of the weight of your washer comes from. If you’re looking for a professional pressure washer, then it may be worth it to get a heavy one. Most people who are buying a washer for home don’t want the added weight of a heavier option.

The type of fuel

Your two main options will be gas or electric power. They’ll keep your pump going and ensure you’re running smoothly. If you need a lot more power, then gas is likely to be more affordable. However, it can be easier to use electric power and it can result in an overall lower weight to your completed unit.

Do you want a trailer or a push card?

The larger your heating coil, the heavier your burner, and the bigger your fuel tank, the larger your cart frame will need to be. In the case of the largest option, a trailer is likely to be mounted and it can be pulled by truck from one site to another. On the other hand, lighter units can be pushed around with four wheels while others have two. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to Hydro Tek and let us clear them up for you.

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  • Hot Water Pressure Washers

    Hydro Tek hot water pressure washers are designed to tackle the toughest messes wherever they may occur. Our products feature high-quality stainless steel construction, simple controls, and an innovative Spiralast™ heating coil that improves efficiency and reduces your fuel costs. We manufacture the Spiralast™ coils right here in our facility using a proprietary cold rolled process and robotic welds for exceptional strength and unimpeded flow. Our Spiralast™ lifetime warranty is the ONLY lifetime heating coil warranty in the industry.

  • Advantages of a Hot Water Pressure Washer

    Simply by heating up the water, a hot water pressure washer delivers dramatically improved cleaning power compared to a cold water machine. Hot water pressure washers are especially useful for cleaning sticky, greasy, or oily surfaces, because they will loosen the dirt much faster without the large amounts of soap, detergent, or other cleaning chemicals that must be used with a cold water system.

  • Hot Water Pressure Washer Applications

    A hot water pressure washer is essential for any cleanup job involving a sticky, greasy, or oily mess, as well as for applications where a surface must be sanitized. With a variety of models available, including self-contained mobile units with gas, diesel, or electric power, Hydro Tek hot water pressure washers can go anywhere and clean anything. Some common applications include heavy equipment cleaning, vehicle cleaning, graffiti removal, restaurant hood vent cleaning, and livestock facility cleaning.

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From simple beginnings in 1985, Hydro Tek has grown to become the most trusted name in the pressure washer manufacturing industry.

How did we do it? By continually focusing on quality and reliability as the key to customer satisfaction, and by incorporating the latest technologies into our design and manufacturing processes.

By 1991, we were using computer-aided drafting systems to refine our product designs and improve efficiency. In 1997, we brought the power of computers to the shop floor by incorporating laser-cutting and other CNC manufacturing machinery, and in 2001 we began focusing on improving efficiency through the latest manufacturing techniques. The end result has been superior products delivered at a superior value to our customers. Through the next decade, we look forward to fulfilling our vision of making our products the "obvious choice" for all your industrial and commercial cleaning needs.