At Hydro Tek, we’re always here to help clients (or potential clients) find the best pressure washer and accessories for their individual needs. We’ve previously provided answers to frequently asked questions about pressure washers, but today we want to concrete on one of the questions we get more than any other: Do I need a hot water pressure washer or a cold water pressure? We are proud to offer both options and we are here to help you understand which one will work best for your unique needs.
Situations that call for a cold water pressure system
You can be successful in cleaning a wide variety of surfaces and objects with a cold water pressure system. It works by offering a very high impact spray, as well as the soaps or cleaning chemicals you use in your system. We generally recommend cold water only in a situation where you won’t be cleaning up grease or oil. That said, if you use the right cleaners, a cold water pressure system can be successful in cleaning up both oil and grease. For more information on what chemicals and cleaning products are needed, feel free to reach out to Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 .
Situations that can for a hot water pressure system
If you’ve ever tried to wash the dishes with cold water then you know that hot water can make washing a lot easier. This is particularly true if you’re regularly dealing with things like grease, oil, or other petrochemicals. As we mentioned above, a cold water pressure system can work on these substances – but only if chemicals are used.
Hot water often makes the cleaning process much faster. It is more effective at loosening up gum, dirt, grease, oil, and other problematic substances. Most of the hot water pressure systems you’ll see will use either diesel gasoline or kerosene to heat up the water within its coil. That heating coil, along with the burner system in general, does make this type of pressure washer much heavier than a cold water system. It’s also just generally more complex and requires more maintenance compared to cold water unit.
Additionally, unless you use some type of self-contained power source like a generator or a battery, the burner system in a hot water pressure heater requires electricity, which means that it will need to be plugged in. Of course, at Hydro Tek we offer systems that run on electricity but we also offer battery-run systems.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to both option. If you’re still not sure which one will work, feel free to reach out to us at 800-274-9376 . We specialize in these systems and you won’t find a company more qualified to answer your questions.