When pressure washing a garage,
auto service center, or maintenance shop a hot
water pressure washer is a must. These buildings are greasy,
oily places, and the hot water will get deep down to eliminate stains
and keep your shop looking its best. The hot water will emulsify
the oil, the pressure will lift it to the surface, and the water
volume will carry it away. For most shop settings an electric
hot water pressure washer is ideal because you will tend not
to move the pressure washer. You can fire the burners on some machines
with propane or natural gas. If you have a diesel fired burner and
an electric motor you will still need to operate this machine outside.
A hot pump is a option to allow you to use hot water from your hot
water heater and plumbing. You can buy a cold water machine with
this upgrade and put water up to 140 degrees into the pump with
out causing any damage to the pump. A normal cold water pump can
only handle an input water temperature of 80 degrees. Keeping your
shop clean will make your customers feel more comfortable and returning
to you for future services.
Before you start any inside pressure washing job keep a few things
in mind. Always remove any obstructions, be aware of your surroundings
(electrical sources, walls that can be damaged by water pressure,
and people. If using a gas powered engine or a diesel fired burner
or a combination of the two be sure to run your machine outside.
A commercial grade pressure washer will give you and your shop years
of service. Coupled with the right chemical
such as our 503
heavy duty degreaser you can take all the work out of keeping
your shop in tip top shape. Always make sure you have a route for
the water to escape and not pool inside your shop. If you have low
areas that do accumulate water a squeegee is a great way to remove
the excess water.
Pressure Washing Tips Overview
- 0° Spray Tip – RED - This tip is
not recommended for wood applications, its
stream of water is to narrow and concentrated. This tip would
be ideal for concrete, and metal.
- 15° Spray Tip – YELLOW - This tip
is a heavy duty cleaning or stripping tip. You
can use this tip for cleaning concrete, loose paint, and driveways.
- 25° Spray Tip – GREEN - This tip
is for general washing purposes. You will find yourself using
this tip for your deck, siding, and your car.
- 40° Spray Tip – WHITE - This tip
has the least amount of impact. The white tip is great for rinsing,
cleaning out your gutters, and other sensitive jobs.
NOTICE: Amazing Machinery and/or the author of
any listed instructions on this website are in no way and/or can
not be held responsible for any damage and/or injury to any person,
pressure washer, or property being pressure washed by anyone attempting
to perform the recommendations contained herein. Always read the
product manual and use your pressure washer in a safe manner.
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.