Pressure Washing Tips: Choosing the Best Equipment for the Job

One of the best and most effective ways to do some serious cleaning is by pressure washing. Before you get started with your new pressure washer, read on for a few basics of pressure washing that can really help.

It’s not unusual for aspiring power washers to find themselves in a dilemma over which pressure washing equipment to buy. And with such a variety to choose from, from small portable electric pressure washers to super powerful gasoline engine powered high pressure washing gear, choosing which unit to buy can understandably be a difficult decision!

Do-it-yourselfers planning on doing only occasional pressure washing around the house usually choose smaller, electric models for the ease of use and lower initial cost of getting started. However, frequent users of the equipment and those that will be using the pressure washing gear for commercial purposes find that they need the extra power that only gas pressure washers provide. The gas-powered gear is more expensive, but is also more durable in the long run.

One rule of thumb when choosing the right level of equipment is to step up one model from the pressure washer that would otherwise seem ideal for the job. This strategy affords a little bit of insurance that the pressure washer will be able to handle any bigger jobs that might come up in the future, while keeping the actually price down to a reasonable minimum at the same time.
Choose a pressure washer that features plenty of accessorizing options such as power brushes, different spray pattern wands, and inline solution or soap injectors which are an integral part of any pressure washer’s arsenal. Try to pick a model that allows for expansion.

One more thing, don’t get carried away with the pressure! You’ll quickly figure out that using a little pressure can really go quite a long way. Until completely familiar with the sheer power of water and air that your new pressure washer pumps out, keep it set low. Ramp it up only once you know what it’s capable of doing.

Pressure washing is a fantastic way to handle even the toughest heavy duty cleaning tasks. Hopefully understanding the basics before beginning will help you get started as smoothly as possible!

Tradewind Window Cleaning specializes in Orange County window cleaning, pressure washing and glass restoration. Contact us to see how we can help you with your cleaning needs. (949) 373-6446.