Millions and millions of miles
of road stretch across our country, and road crews are responsible
for not only those roads but the side walks that join them, curbs,
and overpasses. All of this can be daunting work, requiring hours
and hours of intensive labor. However a quality
commercial grade pressure washer can save time, energy, and
resources. High traffic pedestrian areas are also a problem for
cities, cross walks, meeting areas, and sidewalks all take a beating.
Weather also can contribute to the problems faced by our street
departments. After heavy rains, flooding, and storms that blow leaves
down and clog storm drains, cleaning is a must. The mud will cake to
the streets and the sidewalks while the leaves clog up your cities
drainage system. A pressure washer and sewer jetter combination
is an ideal machine for our municipalities. The sewer jetter portion
is ideal for clearing clogged drains year round. Here are just a
few application you will use a pressure washer for.
Spills can come from a variety of sources. What ever the case they
must be cleaned right away to get the roads back open and traffic
flowing. Truckers haul everything from used motor oil to fertilizer.
Using a pressure washer will get the spills cleaned up faster than
anything else you can find. You can use a degreaser as well to accomplish
even faster results depending on the type of spill it is.
If you are out in the country you probable see this problem on a
daily basis. Unfortunately this is a problem that most motorists
can’t avoid, and it is left to the road crews to clean up.
Not only does this stain the surface of the road and side walks,
but also gives off a very unpleasant odor as well as posing a health
risk for people and pets. A pressure washer will get deep down into
the surface and lift the stain also removing the smell. In high
traffic areas a disinfectant and deodorizer may need to be used.
Bus shelters are a convenient place for people to get out of the
weather while they are waiting for a city bus. People can spill
coffee, soda, and leave other disgusting things behind. With some
cities having hundreds of these shelters, they need continuous service and pressure washing just to keep them usable. By keeping these
stops clean passengers will be healthier and happier as they ride.
SEWER JETTING DRAINS
A sewer jetter is basically a pressure washer with a different type
of hose, a jetter valve installed in your pump, and sewer jetting
nozzles. Using a hose reel will make sewer jetting much easier.
Cities can use a jetter to clear clogged storm drains, sewer lines,
and any other drainage system in place that can handle high pressure.
Leaves are a big problem in the fall clogging drains. Using a jetter
will clear these lines very quickly, leaving a free flowing drain
keeping your city dry. Keeping clear drains will also help keep
the streets cleaner allowing more dirt to exit.
Whatever your need a commercial
grade pressure washer will get your job done in an acceptable
time frame. Your citizens will be delighted to see their taxes at
work keeping their city clean. A clean city is vital to its growth
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.
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