Pressure washers have been one of the most ground-breaking technologies that industrial manufacturers have come up with. With a commendable ability to remove dirt, grime, and algae, there is no other equipment that is at par with a pressure washer when it comes to maintaining and cleaning your property.
These systems help you get rid of stubborn oil stains, slippery mildews, and accumulated dust quickly, efficiently and effectively without having to waste time with a brush and bucket of water. However, they should be used with caution as a concentrated and powerful high-pressure stream of water can cause serious injury and damage to the property. You can take professional help for safe and better results.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when investing in a pressure washing system:
- Make a Choice – Gas vs. Electric
If you are buying a pressure washer for the first time, you should understand the difference between a gas system and an electric one. Gas-powered systems deliver water at very high pressure and are best suited for large areas such as decks, siding, and driveways. They produce more power and are usually noisier than electric-powered equipment.
On the other hand, electric pressure washers are generally deployed for cleaning small areas. They are relatively light and quiet and require little care.
- Evaluate your Options – Hot water vs. Coldwater
Hot water pressure washers are a little more complicated in comparison to cold pressure washers. There are a few issues with its portability too. But since they clean faster and sanitize better than cold water systems, they make a great pick for industrial or farm use.
The cold water pressure washers are an appropriate choice for homeowners unless they have a meat locker that requires frequent cleaning (with hot water).
- Determine your Power Requirements
Before buying a pressure washer, it is crucial to consider the GPM (gallons per minute) and PSI (pounds per square inch). By multiplying these two states you will get CU (cleaning units) that will help you determine the ability of the washer to clean accurately and deeply.
The greater is the CU, the higher will be the cleaning capability of the equipment and lesser will be the need of hand scrubbing the surface.
- Check out the Warranty Conditions
There are a lot of manufacturers and suppliers out there in the market that provides different types of warranties. Some offer long warranties and others provide only short ones. Hence, to gain more information into it, just read the fine print.
Find out the terms and conditions that apply to the warranty of your pressure washer system. Also, double-check if it only covers the frame of the equipment or its engine and pump as well. If there is a warranty cover for the entire system, then you can go ahead with that machine.