There are there four things to consider when choosing a
- What will you be pressure washing? If you
are going to pressure wash cars, boats, or other around the house
surfaces you might choose a light to medium duty cold water unit.
If you are going to be pressure washing grease, oil, or other
such compounds you want a hot water pressure washer.
- How often will you use the pressure washer?
If you only plan on using your pressure washer 20 hours a week
or less a direct drive light to medium commercial duty machine would be your pick. If you plan on using the machine for 20 hours
a week or more you should consider a heavy duty belt drive pressure
- If you are a homeowner and only occasionally need a pressure washer for small jobs, check out our homeowner pressure washers by BE.
- How much power do I need? Keep in mind all
pressure washers do the exact same thing the only reason for a
larger machine is to do the same job faster. Faster here is the
key word. If you plan on opening a pressure washing business you
want to be able to do the jobs as quickly as possible to generate
the most profit from your time.
- Should I buy a gas or electric powered machine?
Gas machines are ideal for mobility. If you are going to travel
from location to location a gas pressure washer is the best choice.
An electric pressure washer is best utilized in a shop or factory
where constant power is available.
Here are a few recommendations to help you decide between a cold
or hot water pressure washer.
Cold Water Pressure Washers
Cold water machines work great on cars, decks,
siding and anything that may be heat sensitive (i.e. plastic, rubber,
or some paints.) Cold water machines are less expensive and require
less maintenance and upkeep.
Hot Water Pressure Washers
Hot water pressure washers work especially well
on oil based agents. The heat emulsifies the oil allowing the water
to carry it away. Hot water machines are beneficial when pressure
washing a fast food drive thru, heavy duty machinery, and any place
oil frequently comes in contact with a surface. Hot water machines
also work great for sanitation purposes.
When you have decided how you will use your new pressure washer
you can then decide which type will fit your needs the best and
give you the most for your money.
If you were not able to find the answer
you were looking for in this section call Amazing Machinery at 1-800-504-7435
to speak with one of our experienced pressure washing staff members.