Whether you own a business or you are looking for a powerful cleaning tool to freshen up the look of your home, a pressure washer is a great option for removing stubborn dirt and grime from a variety of surfaces. There are, however, a few things that buyers should know before committing to a pressure washer, as these powerful pieces of equipment are fairly expensive, and they can seriously vary in capabilities depending on the model.
At Ohio’s Crown Cleaning Systems, we offer an array of pressure washers and parts from top brands like Karcher and Landa. Below we have provided a few valuable pieces of information for those looking into buying a pressure washer for the first time.
Tips for Buying a Pressure Washer
Know the difference between electric and petrol models
Before purchasing a pressure washer, it is important to be realistic about how often you will use it and for what purpose. While most homeowners can get all of the functions they need out of a lightweight, quiet electrical power washer; business owners or those with large properties may want to consider a more heavy-duty, cordless petrol or trailer pressure washer. For the occasional large pressure washing job, you may also want to consider utilizing a short-term, mobile pressure washer system or renting a petrol-powered model for the day.
Determine the PSI that you require
Before shopping for a pressure washer, we recommend writing down the PSI that you require for the jobs that you plan on completing with your pressure washer. PSI stands for ‘pounds per square inch,’ and is used to measure the amount of water, which comes out of your pressure washer. If you plan on washing fragile items such as cars or bicycles, opt for a pressure washer with a PSI under 1500. For pavement, fences and other relatively tough materials, buyers should look for a PSI well over 1500.
Use accessories and attachments to complete specific jobs
Whether you require an infrared heater to keep you warm during a large-scale cleaning project, or a jet nozzle to clean concentrated areas of dirt and grime, accessories and parts by top pressure washer brands in Ohio such as Karcher are a great way to make the most out of your pressure washer.