Pressure washing can be your best friend. Whether you are in the market of road paving, restoration, heavy equipment, or even cleaning up the old driveway, a pressure washer is the right tool for the job. They save you time, money, labor and even water.
- Time: Pressure washers are very efficient at cleaning and are four to five times faster than a garden hose or other methods that have additional limitations.
- Labor: As a more efficient way of cleaning, pressure washers reduce the amount of labor required for a specific task, saving time and energy.
- Water: This may be surprising, but a pressure washer uses less water than other cleaning methods, including a standard hose. While the water in a pressure washer spews out with greater force, it uses about 50% to 70% less water. A typical hose puts out between six to ten gallons per minute (GPM), while a conventional pressure washer uses between two and five GPM.
- Money: Less time, labor and water can result in money saved. Equipment that is well maintained and cleaned have extended lifespans. Not only is pressure washing an efficient solution to save money, but it can also result in savings on equipment purchases or rentals.
Making this kind of investment begins with finding the right tool. The right tool may be found by looking at the places where you will be using the pressure washer, and deciding whether you will need a hot or cold pressure system. A hot system can be used for spill cleanup or to wash away grease and oil that can be found on most heavy equipment. A cold system is necessary when you intend to blast something away such as dirt or mud.
If you are still unsure if you need a hot or cold pressure washer, use these guidelines:
- Where to use hot water: Use hot water when you need to penetrate grease and grime off a surface and blast it away. Cold water can be effective when mixed with detergent to blast objects away, though hot water will still clean better at a faster rate.
- Cost: Hot Pressure washers can cost nearly twice as much with the additional resources needed to power, though they can increase the speed and effectiveness of the cleaning.
Here are 33 places a pressure washer will save you time, labor, water and money:
- Rock haulers
- Cement mixers
- Cooling towers
- Air handlers
- Brick manufacturing
- Paint preparation
- Parking lots
- Concrete forms
- Holding tanks
- Hydraulic leaks
- Safety equipment
- Front-end loaders
- Cargo holds
- Land movers
- Drilling equipment
- Asphalt equipment
- Trash containers
- Tracked equipment