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Get Spotless Results from Your Pressure Washer by Following These Tips

Get Spotless Results from Your Pressure Washer by Following These Tips

Get Spotless Results from Your Pressure Washer by Following These Tips

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

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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.