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Follow These Five Steps to Reduce or Eliminate Germs with a Hot Water Pressure Washer

Follow These Five Steps to Reduce or Eliminate Germs with a Hot Water Pressure Washer

Follow These Five Steps to Reduce or Eliminate Germs with a Hot Water Pressure Washer

Covid-19 might be encouraging companies and individuals to find ways to reduce germs but the need has been here all along. At Hydro Tek we are proud to offer hot water pressure washers for residential and industrial use. Keep reading to learn about the five steps we recommend you follow so that these high-quality hot water pressure washers can kill as many germs as possible. Call us at 800-274-9376 with any questions.

  1. Start with a Plan
  2. Before you get started, take stock of what you have and what you are cleaning. Will a hot water pressure washer be enough or will you need a professional water pressure washer? You can get an honest assessme6tn by contacting Hydro Tek. You should also determine what disinfectants or cleaners you will need, and how you will get rid of or recycle water once the cleaning is complete.

  3. Set the Right Cleaning Pressure
  4. Every job is unique and every job requires you to find the right cleaning pressure. You will take into consideration a number of factors including how much dirt is on the surface, if there is any oil or grease on the surface, and more. You will also consider the surface itself and how much pressure it can stand without being damaged.

  5. Set the Right Temperature
  6. The hotter you set the water, the more germs and bacteria can be killed. Generally speaking, you are looking for a temperature between 185 – 212F to get rid of much of the bacteria. If you want to get rid of all germs then you will need to go up to 311F. Consider the surface type and make sure it can handle the temperature you choose.

  7. Find the Right Detergent
  8. Depending on the surface and what you are trying to remove, hot water may be enough. In other cases, you may need to add detergent. Before making a choice, consider the local and statewide requirements and recommendations on what you can and cannot use. When you get the right detergent, soak the surface in it for the recommended amount of time.

  9. Rinse Your Surface and Apply Disinfectant
  10. Once it has had time to soak properly, soak the surface with hot water/steam. Remove as much dirt as you can. Remember that while cleaning is essential, it just part of the equation – you should also add disinfectant. Choose one that is okay to use with the material you are using it.

If you need help selecting the best hot water pressure washer to use or the right detergent to use with it, contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 . We offer not just the machines themselves but many accessories, vacuums, water recycling systems, and more.

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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.