High pressure cleaning: a fast and simple cleaning solution
There are few things more satisfying than seeing dirt and grime pouring off your drive-way after a high-pressure wash. High-pressure washing, otherwise known as power washing, uses intensely pressured water spray to remove mold, grime, dust, mud, loose paint or any other unwanted substances from concrete, vehicles, tarmac, brick or stone. A high-pressure cleaner can do all the same tasks that manual scraping can do, but does it in half the time and with a much better quality.
When you buy a high-pressure cleaner, remember to make note of the bar pressure of the pump. The higher the pressure of the pump, the tougher the grime the cleaner can handle. The water flow of the machine is another important factor because the amount of water expelled by the cleaner per minute determines how quickly it will clean your particular surface area. For example, a smaller machine can expel 5-7 liters per minute, while a larger and more powerful machine will expel 10 to 11 liters per minute and will have a more powerful and speedy cleaning effect.
There are three main options when it comes to choosing the size and model of your high-pressure cleaner. Before settling on a specific size, consider what kind of work you want your cleaner to accomplish. Electric high-pressure cleaners are best suited to car washing, grills, small patios or outdoor furniture. Gas engine models are suitable for more difficult cleaning jobs that require a higher water pressure. They can be used to clean large decks, siding, fences, boats and vehicles.
Finally, we’ll leave you with a couple of top tips to get the most out of your pressure cleaning system, whichever one you choose. When power-washing vertical spaces, wash the surface from the bottom to the top, then rinse from the top down. Before you start washing, test the strength of your pressure-washing nozzle on an inconspicuous area to make sure the water pressure doesn’t damage the surface. Finally, always keep the nozzle moving from side to side to prevent the water pressure from damaging any surfaces.