Friday, March 20, 2015

Which Pressure Washer Should I Buy?

It has been a long winter, but spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time to tackle all of your spring cleaning projects. One of the easiest ways to handle spring cleaning is with a pressure washer. Selecting the proper pressure washer for your needs can be a difficult task, so I am here to offer up some tips to help you find the perfect one.

The first thing to consider when selecting a pressure washer is what grade of pressure washer you need. Pressure washers fall into three grades: consumer, semi-pro, and commercial, with each grade offering a different level of quality and cost. If you are a homeowner and only plan on using the pressure washer for a few smaller tasks such as washing your car or cleaning your deck, a consumer model will be all you need. For more heavy-duty tasks and daily use, a semi-pro or commercial-grade pressure washer is recommended.

Once you have decided on your pressure washer grade, you need to determine whether you want a gas or electric pressure washer. Both of these have their advantages and disadvantages, and selecting the right one again depends on the tasks you plan to perform with it.

Electric pressure washers are great for cleaning smaller areas, such as cars, grills, or boats, but they are limited when it comes to larger jobs. They typically are less powerful than gas pressure washers, but are often less expensive and more portable as well. They also require less maintenance than gas pressure washers, and run much quieter.

If you’re looking for a pressure washer with a little more power, consider a gas pressure washer. Even the smallest gas pressure washers are stronger than some of the largest electric pressure washers. This added power makes gas pressure washers great for cleaning larger surfaces, such as decks, driveways, and house siding. Unfortunately, gas pressure washers are more expensive than electric washers, and are much louder when operating.

Whether you choose a gas or an electric pressure washer, your spring cleaning will be much easier because of it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jetters - The Best Way to Unclog a Drain

If you have ever experienced a clogged drain, you know how frustrating it can be. Traditional remedies such as plumbing snakes and liquid drain cleaners are not always the most effective in solving the issue. Sometimes you need something with a little more power. That’s where jetters come in.

How do Jetters Work? 
Jetters, often referred to as sewer or drain jetters, are a special type of equipment that uses highly pressurized water to blast away buildup from the inside of pipes. Jetters work by sending a high pressure stream of water through the drain. The hose used for the stream of water is equipped with a special nozzle, which propels it through the drain, clearing out all the debris in its path.

Jetter Styles 
Jetters come in two main styles; electric and gas, and can use both cold and hot water depending on the intended use.

Electric Jetters
Electric jetters are smaller and lighter weight than gas jetters, and are generally not as powerful. Because of this, they are a little bit less expensive than gas jetters. Another advantage of electric jetters is they can be used indoors. This makes them far more popular among homeowners compared to gas jetters.

Gas Jetters
Gas jetters are built to clear the toughest clogged drains. They are more powerful than electric jetters, and can only be used outdoors. Because of their increased power, gas jetters are commonly used to clear debris from sewage lines.

Cold Water vs. Hot Water
Jetters are available with both cold water and hot water capabilities. Cold water jetters are usually a little bit less expensive because they are limited in their cleaning applications compared to hot water jetters. Hot water jetters are recommended for heavy-duty applications, and for cleaning grime and grease.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Benefits of Steam Pressure Washers

One of the most important things to consider when selecting a pressure washer is the temperature of the water that it cleans with. Pressure washers typically clean with cold, warm, or hot water depending on the model. Each of these temperatures provides a different level of cleaning power and intensity, so it is important to know what types of jobs you plan on doing with your pressure washer before selecting one.

A new feature that is becoming popular in many pressure washers is the ability to clean with wet steam. Steam pressure washers clean at much higher temperatures than hot water pressure washers, giving them the most cleaning power of any pressure washer. Because of the increased cleaning power, steam pressure washers are the most effective at cleaning dirt and grease, along with disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces.

Another benefit of the cleaning power of steam pressure washers is it allows them to clean without the use of chemicals or detergents. Although some jobs may require chemicals, a majority of the time the high temperature of the steam will be enough to complete the job.

Steam pressure washers are also more efficient than other pressure washers. With their increased cleaning power, steam pressure washers clean much faster, and require less water, power, and labor to operate.

If your pressure washing jobs require heavy-duty cleaning or you find that your current washer just isn’t cutting it, consider the additional power of a steam pressure washer.