There are many reasons that people decide to use a pressure washer. If you are looking to get your cleaning job done in no time flat, then pressure washing is the right choice. If you want to ensure that you end up with a spotless result, then pressure washing is a great choice. That said, it will only look as good as you make it. Keep reading to find a few tips to maximize the results of pressure washing. Then contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 if you want to learn more about your options.
Make Sure You Use the Right Amount of Pressure
One of the most important factors is the amount of pressure you use. If you use the maximum possible pressure then you are likely to get a very clean surface very quickly – but you are also likely to damage said surface. In order to choose the right pressure, you must carefully consider the material you are cleaning and how much pressure it can handle.
That said, if you do not use enough pressure then you risk not getting the surface clean. It may take longer if you do not use the right pressure. You will measure how much pressure you are using by pounds per square inch, more commonly called PSI. The range for each machine can vary widely. For example, a commercial pressure washer can range from 3000 to 4000 PSI while a unit you’d use at home would more likely be somewhere between 1500 and 2600.
Use the Right Temperature
Next, you will need to consider the temperature. At Hydro Tek we offer both hot and cold water pressure washers. Hot water can get a surface cleaner faster, but, once again, you risk damaging it. At Hydro Tek we consider what you are cleaning before recommending hot or cold. For example, if you are cleaning the floor of a commercial kitchen then you would need a hot machine to get rid of grease.
On the other hand, if you are cleaning your concrete driveway, you are likely not dealing any debris that would require hot water. You could then use cold water, which is more affordable, uses less water, and costs less to operate.
Not Sure What Pressure or Temperature to Use? We Can Help
If you are unclear about the right pressure and / or temperature then we recommend you talk to the professionals. You will find much of the information you need in the owner’s manual for your machine. That said, at Hydro Tek we are always happy to answer any questions you have. Whether you are looking to buy a pressure washer and need assistance, or you have a question about one you have previously purchased from us, contact us by phone at 800-274-9376 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.