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Learn How to Choose Between a Residential and Commercial Pressure Washer

Learn How to Choose Between a Residential and Commercial Pressure Washer

Learn How to Choose Between a Residential and Commercial Pressure Washer

If you are in need of a pressure washer, there are a number of decisions you will have to make. The first one is likely to be whether you would be better served with a hot water pressure washer or a cold water pressure washer. Another essential question will be whether you would be better suited for a residential or a commercial pressure washer. Read on to learn the real differences between the two and then contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 if you are looking for a pressure washer.

Residential Options Do Not Offer the Features and Durability That Professional-Grade Pressure Washers Do

If you buy a residential pressure washer for a commercial-strength need, you will soon realize that it has neither the features nor the durability to handle these extensive applications. This is not because residential units are of poor quality – it is just that a residential unit is made with different variables in mind. The commercial pressure washer is made to last and to offer extensive cleaning power.

Residential Pressure Washers Have Their Advantages

You may read the above paragraph and wonder: Why would I ever buy a residential pressure washer? The truth is that it has its advantages too. Mainly, it is more affordable. In fact, a commercial-grade pressure washer can be two or three times the cost of a residential pressure washer. That cost is well spent if a company uses their washer regularly for tough jobs.

However, if you are planning to use it once a month to power wash a deck, then it would likely not be worth it to pay for the commercial-grade option. Will it get the job done faster? Possibly. Will it last longer? It might – but the residential option can also get the job done quickly and can provide years of use.

Comparing the Power in a Residential and a Commercial-Grade Pressure Washer

It may seem that when you’re trying to get things clean, the more pressure the better. This is not always the case. One of the key decisions to make each time you use a pressure washer is how much pressure to use. If you use the top setting on a wood deck, for example, you will likely strip the deck clean. Likewise, cleaning a car with the highest possible pressure is a good idea only if you want to completely redo the paint job.

For this reason, choosing a pressure washer with the highest pressure is not always the best option. Instead, you can choose an option that has enough power for what you need. If you need more power than a residential machine can offer, then you may want to upgrade to an industrial option. If you have questions and want advice from the professionals, contact Hydro Tek at 800-274-9376 .

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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.

Quality & Innovation Since 1985

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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.