If you are working on buying a pressure washer, you likely have many questions. The good news is that you can simply contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 to get the answers you need. In the meantime, you can also check out these answers to see if they provide the help you need.
How Much Pressure is Necessary When I Use a Pressure Washer?
That depends on how you will be using it. If you are using it at home to wash your car, the siding on your house, or your deck, you would likely need about 1,500 to 2,000 PSI. However, if you’re cleaning concrete or getting rid of barnacles from boat hulls, 3,000 PSI is more likely. On the other hand, industrial pressure washers should start at 3,000 PSI and go up based on what they will be doing.
What’s the Right Size Tip to Buy?
Choosing the right pressure washer tip is one of the most important decisions to make while choosing a pressure washer. Tips range from 2.0 to 15.0. IF you choose a tip that is too large you will have to deal with pressure loss. Think of what happens when you put your thumb over the opening of a hose – the larger the opening is, the less pressure you have.
If the tip is too small then you will have higher pressure than you want, belt slippage, higher amp draw, less discharge flow, premature wear to motors, pumps, and unloaders, and hot water discharge. We can help you determine the right-sized tip for your specific needs.
Would a Hot or Cold Water Pressure Work Best for My Needs?
Cold water is great for many different objects and services. It can be used on its own or with soap. Generally speaking, you will likely want cold water if the surfaces you will be cleaning do not have oil or grease. Cold water washers are more affordable to buy and to run.
On the other hand, hot water pressure washers are going to be the best option if you will be cleaning gum, grease, oil, and other sticky substances. Hot water uses can actually partially melt these substances to make them easier to get rid of – often without the need for detergents or soaps.
How Do I Find the Best Pressure Washer?
Contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 . We can discuss your needs, your options, and the advantages of each option. We will ensure you have all the necessary information to make the right decision for your needs. Call us now and let us get started.