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Is Water Recycling Really Necessary? Read the 3 Reasons That It Is

Is Water Recycling Really Necessary? Read the 3 Reasons That It Is

Not everyone is even familiar with the concept of a wash water recycle system, and those that are familiar often don’t know all the benefits they can bring. We are here and ready to answer any and all of the questions you have. In the meantime, read on to learn about the top

three benefits of wash water recycle systems. Then reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 .

  1. You can capture water runoff
  2. First and foremost, these systems help capture water runoff. This can be a lifesaver when it comes to ensuring that used water doesn’t flow away from or toward your property, and thereby cause damage. It also helps prevent environmental contamination. In this day and age, it’s difficult to think of anything that could be more alienating to potential clients than being accused of contaminating the environment.

    Without a wash water recycle system, you’d have a hard time capturing all the water after your pressure washing was completed. In fact, the systems offered by Hydro Tek can actually handle water at up to 12 gpm. If you’re dealing with a stationary system, the water is then sent to be handled in a sump pit. If you’re dealing with a portable system, it goes to a holding tank. Either way, it’s taken care of without worry of damaging property.

  3. You can ensure that you’re in compliance with storm drain regulations
  4. It’s not uncommon for a person or company to wonder if it isn’t just easier to flush this wash water down the storm drain. After all, how much harm could it really do? The reality is that if you’ve used any type of detergent or chemical, then you could end up dealing with huge fines and other legal issues.

    We design our wash water recycles systems to capture and clean this water. This allows you or your company to feel confident that you’re not going to get any fines for violating storm drain regulations. Each system we offer includes advanced filtration innovations that get rid of all oily particles as well as other contaminants. Depending on the particular project you’re handling, you may also choose systems with odor-control innovations like carbon filtration and / or ozone injection.

  5. Reduce the amount of water used
  6. The great news is that the water that’s captured with our recycle system doesn’t have to be simply disposed of. You can save it in a bulk tank and use it the next time you need to wash a surface. With the cost of water rising, and mandatory caps put on water usage in some areas, this can not only save money but can ensure that you’re able to use your pressure washer when you need to. What’s more, it can impress potential clients who appreciate that you’re working to be an eco-friendly company.

Do you have additional questions about these or other systems available from Hydro Tek? If so, give us a call at 800-274-9376 and let our experienced associates get you the answers you need.

Tired of Renting a Power Washer? Find Out if it Makes More Sense to Buy

Tired of Renting a Power Washer? Find Out if it Makes More Sense to Buy

It may seem easier to make a list of items that can’t be washed with a pressure washer rather than listing out everything a pressure washer can clean. From your vehicles to your garage, from your fence to your deck, from your siding to your outdoor furniture, power washers are incredible options to quickly and easily get things squeaky clean.

If you find yourself using a pressure washer just once, or maybe twice each year, then you may be in a position where it’s more cost effective to rent than it would be to buy. If you’re a person who’d rather hire someone else to bring their own water pressure and do the work themselves, then it may not make sense to buy your own power washer. However, there are many people who could save a significant amount in the long run if they bought a power washer.

If you clean your home, appliances, etc. several times per year

Do you find that you wash the exterior of your home at least once or twice a year? Do you also wash your appliances regularly? Then ask yourself, would you wash these things more often if you had easier access to a water pressure washer? If you could simply open your garage and have one waiting, rather than renting one in advance, would your home and property be cleaner? If you have said yes to any of these questions then it may be time to invest in a power washer. Hydro Tek can help.

Do the math to decide if it makes sense to buy

When you’re deciding if you should buy or rent, make sure that you’re comparing like things to like things. For example, you don’t want to compare the cost of renting a cold pressure washer to the cost of buying a hot pressure washer. Make sure that the things you’re comparing are the same thing.

Once you have an idea of the type of pressure washer that’s likely to work best for you, think about the hourly cost of renting one versus the total cost of buying one. Depending on your location, it will likely cost somewhere between $50 and $150 to rent a pressure washer for the day. On the other hand, buying one will start at around $300 and can go up considerably depending on what you’re looking for. As a result, it could potentially be more affordable to buy a pressure washer than it would to rent one twice.

We can help you find the right pressure washer for your needs

Do you have questions about which hot water pressure washer makes the most sense for your needs? Do you need help selecting the right accessories? Are you simply not sure if you need a commercial option or one designed for residential needs? The good news is that you have help. Reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 and let us walk you through the process.

The High Flow Natural Gas Pressure Washer You’ve Been Looking for Is Here

The High Flow Natural Gas Pressure Washer You’ve Been Looking for Is Here

At Hydro Tek, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible quality of products to our clients. Part of that service means offering a wide selection of products. While we’ve met this high goal for ourselves, we’re happy to announce that today you can purchase a high flow natural gas pressure washer. Read on to learn more about how you can special order this model and then reach out to us at 800-274-9376 for more information.

We are responding to requests from our customers

It may be true that a high flow natural gas pressure washer is not the most in demand pressure washer on the market. In fact, that’s why we haven’t always carried it. That said, we’ve had requests from customers and we listen to those requests. When we heard repeatedly that you wanted a high flow, natural gas stationary water pressure, we decided to act on it.

We know this isn’t a model that everyone wants. That’s why we’ve added an option to special order it. We’ve priced it as attractively as we can and think you’ll appreciate the national pressure washer sales that can make it even more affordable. We spoke with several distributors to find out what attachments would be best for this model. Based on their feedback, this model includes two guns and two hoses standard. We believe this is the best option based on the lower standard heat rise of this model compared to others.

What to expect from these pressure washers

If you’re using a single active gun, then you can expect your water to reach 200 degrees. If you activate the second gun, then the temperature rise is going to reduce to 80 degrees higher than whatever your incoming water temp is. These are maximum temperatures but if you need your temps a little lower, just adjust the thermostat down to where you need it.

We use an eight-spiral coil that’s machined to reduce the possible water restriction of the half coil pipe. This gives you all the pressure you want and need – plus the reliability you have come to expect from Hydro Tek. The new model numbers on these are HN30008E3G and HN30008E4G.

Turn to us for every one of your power washing needs

At Hydro Tek, we don’t just want to be the company that you come to for one or two power washing needs. We are your one-stop shop. You can turn to us for both cold and hot water pressure washers and a whole lot more! Do you need pressure washer accessories? We have you covered. Are you searching for industrial vacuums? We have you covered there too. From trailers and tank skids to water recycle systems, we are here for you.

To learn more about your options, or to get your order started, reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 today. We are ready to help you get the equipment you need at prices you’ll swear are too good to be true.

Pressure Washer Accessories 101: How to Upsell Your Hot Water Pressure Washers

Pressure Washer Accessories 101: How to Upsell Your Hot Water Pressure Washers

As a company that sells water pressure washers, you know that it’s common for clients to come to you and not be sure where to start. They know what they want to do with it, but they don’t know if a cold pressure washer is best, or if they need a hot water pressure. Do they need a gas-powered option or one that’s electric? You can help them answer those questions and many more – just don’t forget that you can also be up selling them on additional accessories that could help them.

Pressure washer nozzles

Show your clients that pressure washer nozzles are just like shower nozzles. They are there to direct your spray to where it needs to go. Some nozzles are for much strong water pressure, while others are more accurate. There are options from quick connect to long-range, from those what work with chemicals and those that work with detergents. You even have multi-function and rotating nozzles.

Show your clients how these pressure washer nozzles are designed to help increase the cleaning power of their machines, while also reducing the cleaning time. By using the right nozzle, they can be more efficient and get the job done better and more easily.

Extension wands

It’s one thing to see a spot that needs to be cleaned and it’s another thing to be able to reach it. No matter how tall the ladder is, and how great the nozzle is, in some cases you simply need an extension wand. Choose one that’s lightweight, made from aluminum, and made in lengths from six to 24 feet. These are great for virtually any use that a client may have for a pressure washer.

The right detergent

Water is very powerful on its own. That said, some cleaning activities require cleaner. You can find eco-friendly options for use indoors, options for use outdoors, and sizes everywhere from a single gallon to 55-gallons. Show your clients that cleaners can help prevent spotting and can make cleaning faster and better. It’s a great add-on for a wide range of uses.

Gutter cleaner

Paint this picture for your clients: Imagine if you could stand on the ground and yet get your gutters cleaned? With a gutter cleaning attachment for your pressure washer, it’s possible. The right one will be strong enough to handle leaves, branches, dirt, and whatever else has decided to try and take up residence in gutters.

Hose reels

A person doesn’t have to have owned a pressure washer to be familiar with getting cords or hoses tangled up. The hose reel pivots 360 degrees to ensure that it’s easy to use and that it totally prevents tangling. This is a great option for pressure washers used daily or those that are only used a few times a year.

No matter what use your client has a for a pressure washer from Hydro Tek, there are always options to upsell these products. To learn more about accessories and other options, reach out to us online or via phone at 800-274-9376 .

Water Recycling is the Future of Hot Water Pressure Washers

Water Recycling is the Future of Hot Water Pressure Washers

As professionals in the water treatment business, those of us at Hydro Tek have been keeping a close eye on options for water recycling. This is why we offer options for your company. Read on to learn more about them and then reach out to us at 800-274-9376 . We are glad to say that this is an industry that’s always growing. As a result, there are new options out on a regular basis and we’re doing our best to keep up with the latest innovations.

Build your business by showing you care about the environment

If you want your clients to know that you’re serious about caring for the environment, then a water recycling accessory is practically a necessity. The options available from Hydro Tek work in several ways. First, it helps you to capture the water you’ve used before it goes out into the environment. In some cases, this is necessary due to detergents – remember that even eco-friendly detergents are better off not ending up in our water supply. In other cases, the water is simply dirty.

Of course, there are also government requirements for what can and can’t go down storm drains. Why risk getting fined? Why get the bad press? Why search high and low for chemicals that are acceptable under the government guidelines? Our water recycling system can simply catch the water so you don’t have to worry about it.

What happens to the water after your recycler catches it?

Many people wonder how this works. After all, capturing the water isn’t all that helpful if you then have to figure out how to get rid of it. The good news is that this equipment doesn’t stop there. The water that’s captured is then filtered back into the system. This allows you to reuse the water, which not only means less waste but it can reduce your costs as well. It’s easy to see that this is truly a win-win for everyone involved.

We have two main options for water recyclers

When you work with Hydro Tek, there will be two main options for water recyclers. The first is one that’s made specifically for truck or trailer mounts. This is a portable option that’s best for companies that take their water pressure washers out in the world. The other option is a stationary recycle system. It’s mostly used by facilities and wash bays who don’t expect to need to move their water recycling systems. It’s generally fairly easy to figure out which option would work best for you.

Do you have questions about water recycling or hot water pressure washers?

At Hydro Tek, we are devoted to pressure washers. We want to help you find the exact equipment needed. We want to help you succeed. If you have questions about anything in this field then we welcome your call. Reach out to us at 800-274-9376 for more information.

Check Out the Features on the Gas-Powered Cold Water Pressure Washer

Check Out the Features on the Gas-Powered Cold Water Pressure Washer

We are confident that there’s not a single product at Hydro Tek that won’t meet your company’s high standards. Today we want to go over one of our popular models – the gas-powered cold water pressure washer. This may or may not be a good choice to add to your line. Either way, take a look at the specs and get ahold of us at 800-274-9376 if you’re ready to make an order if you want to learn more.

This model has been available for about a year

There’s a lot going on in the world of pressure washers and we know that many clients want to wait until a unit’s tried and true before making a purchase. You’re all set with this option, because it’s been available since July of 2016. It’s great for a wide range of people and has proven to be successful in many markets. Reach out to learn more.

Tradesman and homeowners alike appreciate this model

Many of our products are made specifically for commercial applications and others are made with homeowners in mind. This is an example of a model that can work for everyone. We’ve had companies sell it to tradesmen and prosumers and homeowners – and everyone in between. Essentially, anyone who wants both a good solution and industrial components will do well with this option.

There are good reasons this model is so popular

Before we move into the specs, let’s cover the specific reasons that consumers like this model. First of all, it’s extremely portable and compact. This makes it easy to take on the run. Second, it has the preferred Honda brand engine that many are looking for. Finally, it’s got a General pump to ensure that it’s truly the highest quality possible.

Get the specs

This is a 4000 psi, 3.5 gpm machine. It’s got a 389 cc Honda GX390 pull start and low oil protection. As mentioned above, it’s a direct drive General pump. This is an easy to start- non-integrated, pressure regulating unloader. If you have additional questions, you can always reach out to our staff at Hydro Tek by calling 800-274-9376 .

This option has a long list of features

When you’re considering the features on this pressure washer, you have a lot to think about. First of all, it’s completely weld free and has a double wall stainless steel base. As a result, it’s strong, durable, has minimal vibration, and is resistant to corrosion for as long as it’s running. It utilizes components that are proven to be reliable by the industry. In short, it is a machine that’s built to last and will be easy to sell. There’s no batter to go dead, no belts to tighten, and it’s easy to both start and operate.

It’s not often that a machine like this is both easy enough for a homeowner to use while being strong enough for commercial applications. We highly recommend this relatively new model and hope you’ll reach out to us at 800-274-9376 to learn more.

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Washers

Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions About Pressure Washers

At Hydro Tek, pressure washers are our business. We know them inside and out and can answer any and all of your questions. If you want to know which pressure washer is right for your needs, feel free to reach out to us at 800-274-9376 . You can also read on to get general answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about pressure washers.

Do we need a hot water pressure washer or cold water pressure washer?

Without question, this is the most common question about pressure washers. There are many factors to consider when making your final decision, but it often comes down to whether or not you’ll need to clean surfaces that have grease or oil. If you plan to do so, then you’ll want a hot water pressure washer. If you’re going to be cleaning mud or caked-on dirt, then a cold water pressure washer is likely to do the job for you.

Do I need to focus on GPM or PSI?

Once again, it depends on what you plan to use the pressure washer for. If you’re going to be regularly cleaning up heavily soiled areas, then GPM (which means gallons per minute) is likely to be your priority. On the other hand, if you’ve got grime that’s stubbornly stuck, then PSI (which means pounds per square inch of pressure) is likely the most important.

Really the bottom line is that volume is the most important thing. When you get a quality pressure washing system, it should balance pressure and volume. If you need more information about your options and advice on which one’s best for you, reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 .

What applications are stationary pressure washers best for?

There are many reasons that our clients end up choosing a stationary pressure cleaning system that’s permanently installed. For one, it’s often the best value compared to a portable model. In many cases, it will cost the same as a portable machine – or even less. If you have access to natural gas, a stationary pressure washer can run on that. It’s a much more cost-effective fuel than other options, plus you don’t need to refuel the burner system.

A permanently installed hot water pressure washer can be located in any room or shed that has piping or a hose to the wash area. This protects it from damage, weather issues, and even accidental operator abuse. Finally, a stationary system can be mounted right onto an equipment stand. This allows the totes or detergent barrels to be stored underneath, which minimizes the amount of space the pressure washing system takes up.

Get advice on which pressure washing system is best for you

There are a wealth of options out there and Hydro Tek has them all. Contact us at 800-274-9376 to get answers to your frequently asked questions and find out what your options are. We are happy to walk you through the choices, available accessories, and much more so that you know exactly which choice is right for you.

The Truth About Pressure Washer Accessories: Are They Really Necessary?

The Truth About Pressure Washer Accessories: Are They Really Necessary?

After a company purchases a pressure washer, do they really need pressure washer accessories? Will the pressure washer itself be enough or are there extra products needed? At Hydro Tek, our systems are designed to be used immediately. That said, there are some pressure washing accessories that could be helpful, depending on the specific application a person plans for their pressure washer.

Pressure washer accessories are affordable and can have a big impact

Before we get into the available pressure washer accessories, it’s important to put these options into perspective. Essentially, the typically come at a relatively minor cost yet they can make a huge difference in how quickly you can clean. In some cases they can even make it more affordable to use your pressure washer, and can save wear and tear on your machine. Either option can make accessories worth the money they cost.

The Hydro Twister helps reduce the amount of detergent you use

Depending on what’s being cleaned and how often it’s cleaned, pressure washing detergent can get expensive. With the Hydro Twister, you can clean flat surfaces without pretreating them with soap. This rotary surface cleaner can attach directly to your pressure washer, which allows you to more consistently clean compared to using a wand. Not to mention it lowers operator fatigue, can be used on either hot or cold water, and can clean a space as much as twenty times faster compared to a hand wand.

Specialized accessories can help clean roofs

If you intend to use a water pressure washer to clean roofs, then our roof washer is a must-have. It attaches to a hot or cold pressure washer and easily removes dirt, algae, and mildew from roofs. It’s made from stainless steel that’s resistant to rust and includes an aluminum spray bar. We’ve constructed it to be long-lasting, even when used regularly in a corrosive environment. You can also adjust the wheel height and width without tools, which makes it easy to use on any type of roof.

Quickly store your tools with a hose reel

You can mount the hose reels from Hydro Tek to just about anything. They’re a quick, convenient way to storage inlet hoses or discharge hoses on a pressure washer. Our hose reels can be swiveled up to 180 degrees, which allows them to be unrolled from any direction. When it’s time to travel, just reel the hose on to the drum with a handle we provide. Then set the lock pin and it’s ready to take on the road!

Do you need more information about these and other water pressure accessories?

These are just some of the accessories available from Hydro Tek. We are here to answer your questions and help you find the right accessories for your needs. Whether you just need the machine, you just need accessories, or you need them both, we’re here to help. Reach out today to get all the answers you need and to find the perfect pressure washer and accessories for your needs.

The Eternal Question: Is a Cold Water or Hot Water Pressure Washer the Right Choice?

The Eternal Question: Is a Cold Water or Hot Water Pressure Washer the Right Choice?

Any company that sells pressure washer knows that one of the most commonly asked questions by clients is whether they should choose a hot water pressure washer or a cold water pressure washer. The answer can in some situations it’s easy to choose one over the other but that isn’t always true. Read on for advice from the pros and then reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 with additional questions.

Many aspects are the same

Cold and hot water pressure washers have quite a few things in common, which is one of the reasons people sometimes have trouble deciding between them. for example, they have models with identical flow rates, identical pressures, and identical capabilities of cleaning either outside or indoors. With these factors relatively identical, there must be some other factors taken into consideration to choose.

The three key elements to hot water pressure heaters

Hot water pressure washers are much better at cleaning grease, thanks to the three elements that propel it: Heat, soap, and agitation. Heat creates a molecular action that’s very fast and that helps the cleaning agent work much better. It also lowers the surface tension of water, which further allows for penetration of grime right down to the molecular level.

The agitation comes from the water volume and pressure. Think of this is the force of your hand scrubbing a bowl in your sink. Finally, there’s the soap, which is typically called detergent when used in pressure washers. Its chemicals work to break down the bond that’s formed between the surface of what’s being cleaned and the dirt, grease and grime that’s clinging to it.

The bottom line: Hot water works best on some things and cold water is better on others

If you’re cleaning something that has a lot of oil or grease then you’re going to want a hot water option. This would include engines, auto parts, etc. Once again, think about cleaning your own dishes in the sink. Do you want to clean a greasy pan with cold water? No – because the heat essentially melts the grease while cold water just pushes it around.

Cold water pressure washers work just fine on things like sand or caked on mud, or even if you’re trying to strip paint. When you combine it with a high quality soap (or detergent) then a cold water unit can be quite effective. However, anything that a cold water pressure washer is capable of cleaning is going to be cleaned faster and better by hot water.

Why wouldn’t everyone choose a hot water heater?

You may be wondering why everyone wouldn’t choose a hot water heater. After all, it supposedly works better – right? Yes, it does – but it also costs more. In some cases (depending on the model) it will cost more to buy a hot water unit but it will always cost more to use hot water than cold water.

Do you have additional questions? Reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 to get the answers you need.

These Two Questions May Be All a Person Needs to Select a Pressure Washer

These Two Questions May Be All a Person Needs to Select a Pressure Washer

For many of your clients, they may have a hard time figuring out which pressure washer they want. They may go back and forth and come into your shop several times before making up their minds. While there are obviously enormous differences between options and you do want your clients to choose the one that works best for them, you also want them to make a sale.

Following are the two questions that can be all a person needs to answer to decide which pressure washer will work best for their needs. Read on to learn more and then reach out to Hydro Tek online or by calling 800-274-9376 .

The two questions

First, a person needs to ask themselves if they’re going to need a pressure washer that has wheels so that it can be moved around easily. Or are they planning to primarily use it for items that can be moved to the pressure washer?

The second question is: Will they be using it on a job site? If so, they’re likely to need a gas pressure washer. On the other hand, if you’re not going to use it on job sites but in another application, then they need to ask themselves if they think they’ll have easy enough access to electricity to use an electric model.

Compare electric and gas pressure washers

If a person is cleaning indoors and using an electric pressure washer then they’re going to be limited to using it near a source of electricity. Many people assume this means an electric pressure washer isn’t ideal if it’s going to be used outside, but again this depends on where it’s going to be used. If it will be near an electric outlet, then an electrical option may be fine.

Water must be considered

The vast majority of pressure washers get water from a garden host or a spigot. However, others are designed to pull water from large tanks. These are better options if on-site cleaning will be done because the unit can be used at sites that don’t have water.

Consider how often you’ll use it to decide on the quality of washer you need

Your clients will need to think about how often they think they’ll use the hot or cold water pressure washer in an average week. Those who think they’ll be using it for fewer than 20 hours a week may choose a mid-range model that offers bare-bones design but has a direct-drive pump.

For companies that are going to use a pressure washer more than 20 hours a week, a top quality unit is necessary. The good news of course is that Hydro Tek offers exceptionally high quality units at competitive prices. To learn more about our current catalog, and to get any of your questions answered, reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 .

  • 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.

Quality & Innovation Since 1985

Hydro Tek

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.