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The Difference Between Power Washing and Pressure Washing

Pressure washing and power washing are often interchangeable terms, with both considered to be the same thing by people not familiar with the cleaning industry.

There are some differences between the two, which we are going to explore for our latest blog.

Power Washing vs. Pressure Washing

The difference between power washing and pressure washing is the heat, with the jet wash in a power washing machine using heated water whereas the water is a pressure washer isn’t heated.

The main advantage of a power washer is the heated water is more able to clear tough-to-clean spaces with grease, salt, mildew and grime. The heated water, much in the same way as doing the dishes or washing your hands, makes it easier to clean surfaces. This makes the power washer more of a heavy-duty machine.
Power washers are the smart choice for cleaning concrete, as it will not damage the surface.

Understanding Pressure Washers and their Uses

A pressure washer is equipped with a high-pressure water spray that is able to clean large surfaces, comprehensively removing dirt, dust, mud, grime, stains, salt, mold and chewing gum.
This makes a pressure washer perfect for cleaning the following areas –

  • Stairways, walkways, patios, driveways and paths
  • Exterior facade of residential and commercial buildings
  • Public spaces such as car parks
  • The seats and grounds of cinemas
  • Vehicles such as cars, buses, trucks and boats

Pressure washers are one of the most effective ways to give a building a low-cost facelift. You can also keep your premises clean on a daily, weekly or a monthly basis and get your floors looking brand new in no time. This also means you will maintain the quality of your property and retain its value.

Talk to the Pressure Washer Specialists

If you have any questions about Britclean’s range of pressure washers, please contact us today.
From our base in Staffordshire, we work with domestic and commercial customers across Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire.

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Choosing the best Detergent for Car Care

If you are looking to use a pressure washer to clean your car, having the best detergent is crucial.
Here at Britclean, we offer a wide range of detergents that will have your car look shiny and brand new in no time.

For our latest blog, we are going to share some details about the selection of our car care detergents and their benefits.

Unmatched Variety of Detergents at Britclean

Britclean’s detergents range from exterior hand wash products to bumper dressings and alloy wheel cleaners.

Autoshine – Autoshine is a highly active formula car shampoo that is a mild and neutral detergent for vehicle hand washing which is phosphate-free and bio-degradable.
Trio – Trio is a 3 in 1 detergent used for hand washing of vehicles which cleans, shines and protects and can be applied from a bucket via a mitt or sponge.
Dasheen – Dasheen is a non-hazardous cleaner that has a pleasantly perfumed silicone emulsion for the cleaning and dressing of interior vinyl and plastics. This type of detergent is ideal for dashboards without leaving a glaring oily finish which is common with most aerosol cockpit cleaners.
Defender Bumper Dressing – With a unique blend of solvents, waxes and oils Defender Bumper Dressing restores plastic trim, bumpers and vinyl to present an as-new appearance.
Revive Tyre Dressing – Revive Tyre Dressing is used by professional car valeters for the renovation of all rubber surfaces and contains mineral oils and silicones. Commonly used to restore the appearance of tyres, rubber mats and mud flaps.
Tar and Glue Remover – Britclean’s tar and glue remover is a special solvent which quickly and easily removes residues of most types of adhesives and sealants commonly used in the motor industry. It is particularly effective in removing tar from wheels and bodywork.

Get the Best out of your Pressure Washer with Britclean

If you would like to know more about any of our car care detergents or any of our pressure washers, please contact us today.

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Deciding Between Repairing or Replacing Your Pressure Washer

Deciding whether your pressure washer needs repairing or replacing is an extremely important decision. Here at Britclean, we offer a repair service for all models of pressure washers and industrial vacuums; including well-known brands such as Nilfisk, Karcher and Numatic International.

If you are using a wobble pump, then you will need to replace the pressure washer as the pump cannot be repaired.
Wobble pumps are economical but are not designed to be repaired.

Alternatively, if your pump is an axial cam pump, you have the choice to change the damaged parts, have the parts repaired or replaced. If you don’t have the knowledge of pressure washers, we would recommend talking to Britclean and arranging a repair.

While parts can be ordered online, it’s best to talk to cleaning specialists (such as Britclean) who have a ready-to-go range of stock, including replacement pumps and other appropriate parts.

Getting the Right Parts for your Pressure Washer

With over 40 years plus of experience, we have established close relationships with the likes of Nilfisk and Karcher meaning it is easier for us to discover the issue and find the right replacement parts to fix it.

We don’t just repair pressure washer brands we are agents for, we also work with makes such as Dirt Driver, Cleanwell, Lavor, Kranzle, Idromatic, Comet, Wap and Gerni.
Britclean‘s range consists of an industrial cold pressure washer and four industrial hot water machines that are available in different voltages which allows us to modify the setup to suit any customer requirements.

Talk to Britclean for your Repair Needs

If you would like to know more about Britclean’s maintenance and repair service, please contact us today.
For a better idea about everything we can do for you, please come and pay our workshop in Stoke on Trent and see for yourself.

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Common Signs Your Pressure Washer Needs Repairing

Here at Britclean, we offer a number of well-known pressure washer brands such as Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk plus our own brand.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our product range, we also understand that sometimes washers will require repairs and maintenance to prolong their life span.

Don’t worry if you’ve never used a pressure washer before, as we have drawn up a handy guide to identifying the most common problems that require repairs or new parts.

Three Pressure Washer Issues We Can Help With

Water Leaking – Water leaking from your pump is one of the most common issues with pressure washers, which is usually caused by either broken seals, loose bolts when the pump is assembled or a broken rubber washer.
For all of these issues, we would recommend contacting Britclean to take a look at your pressure washer to identify the issues and get them fixed in no time.

Electric Pressure Washer Problems – If your machine refuses to start this could be because of a faulty motor or the electric outlet is faulty. During use, if the motor stops running this could be caused by the low voltage which requires checking the voltage in the motor’s specified range.

Oil Leak from the Pump – Oil leaks from the pump are typically caused by loose bolts or fittings which simply need to be checked and tightened. Alternatively, damaged parts such as seals and pistons will have to be disassembled, checked clean and replaced (if required).

Excessive Noise – If your pressure washer is making more noise than usual, this could be because the water intake is blocked, which requires it be checked over, cleaned and replaced, if faulty. A lack of oil in the engine simply requires a checkup and adding a sufficient amount of oil, whereas if there is not enough oil in the pump this will require a more thorough disassembly and an oil check.

Industrial Pressure Washer Repairs from Britclean

With over 30 years of industry experience, Britclean is the only choice for industrial pressure washer repairs. Our team of specialists have the knowledge and equipment to get your machine back up and running again as soon as possible.

We are based in Staffordshire but our services stretch to the nearby counties such as Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire. So if you are having issues with your pressure washer, please get in touch today and we can arrange an appointment.

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Understanding Accessories for Pressure Washers

The majority of pressure washers come equipped with standard equipment such as a hose, gun and lance, but there are plenty of accessories available at Britclean that make your cleaning tasking more efficient.

For our latest blog, we are going to share more information about our range of pressure washer accessories.

Take Your Pick of Pressure Washer Accessories

Here are just a handful of our accessories and how they will benefit your pressure washer –

Low-Pressure Nozzles – Typically used in twin lances in order to allow a chemical injector to operate, with most having a 1/4 BSP thread, although other threads are available on request.
High-Pressure Nozzles – The most common nozzles we supply are 1/4 thread with a 15-degree fan pattern, but others are available on request.
Electric Motors for Pressure Washers – Britclean offer a large range of replacement electric motors for brands such as Karcher, Nilfisk, Alto, Kranzle, Edge, Lavor, Mac, Cleanwell and Dirt Driver. We will be able to give you a price based on your model number, although sometimes we may need to see your machine to provide an accurate quote.
Foam Injectors and Lances – Foam injectors make a big difference to a chemical application, creating a foam which clings to the surface which is being cleaned for much longer and improves cleaning results. As with any attachment, it’s vital to get the correct injector and lance size for your machine and they should be used with a foaming chemical to achieve great results.
High-Pressure Hose – High-pressure hoses come in many lengths, diameters, pressure ratings and even colours. We stock the most common hoses and adapters to get your back up and running quickly and most importantly all our hoses are premium quality and built to last.

Got any Questions? Get in Touch

If you have any questions about any of our pressure washer accessories, please contact us today.
We also supply renowned brands of pressure washers such as Nilfisk, Ehrle, Karcher, Interpump Group plus machines manufactured in-house at our premises in Staffordshire.

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Winter Maintenance of Karcher Pressure Washers

The British winter brings dark mornings and evenings plus heavy frost, but using a Karcher pressure washer can help to keep your yard clean.

Here at Britclean, we offer a host of well-known brands such as Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk, Interpump plus our own brand of pressure washers.

In our latest blog, we are going to share some storage tips for your pressure washer, to make sure it can be used all year round.

Winterising your Pressure Washer

We are going to focus on essential areas to keep your pressure washer protected from colder conditions

Hibernation

With freezing temperatures at night during the winter, you can’t just pack your pressure washer away and have it spent weeks or months in a shed. You will need to carry out some maintenance tasks so that when it comes to using it again it is working properly.

Four Essential Steps

Flush – Firstly, fill your detergent tank with warm water and if you have a suction tube place it into a warm bottle of water and turn on the pressure washer. This will remove any residual soap and helps to clean the inside of the equipment.
Disconnect – Start disconnecting parts of the pressure washer, removing the lance and hose and drain any water left inside. For the hose, you may be required to drain any leftover water out then coil it up ready for storage.
Power Up – Now power up the pressure washer again, but without the hose and lance connected. This will help to remove the remaining water in the system. Turning it on and rocking the pressure washer gently will ensure all water is blasted out. Do this for 10-15 seconds then turn it off.
Storage – Once all the parts have been removed and water is drained out, you can unplug and coil all hose and power leads up ready for storage. We would recommend keeping your pressure washer in your house, business premises or garage to prevent winter damage from the cold. Not following these steps, can cause cracks to internal pipes or damage to the seals.

Outside Taps

Once your pressure washer is stored away you will need to look at your outside tap. Remember an outside tap can freeze and could burst or cause pipe damage. This can be prevented by using an outside tap jacket which helps to insulate the tap and prevent the cold and frost from freezing it.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch

If you would like to know about Britclean’s range of Karcher pressure washers, please contact us today. Don’t forget we work with clients across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

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Getting to Know Interpump Industrial Pressure Washers

Interpump industrial pressure washers are just one of the leading brands, that we supply here at Britclean UK.
Interpump Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional high-pressure piston pumps as well as supplying a range of industrial pressure washers.

Established in 1977 by Fulvio Montipo, the company quickly adopted the use of innovative materials, which led to them becoming one of the leaders in the market.
At the start of the 1990s, the business started to develop outside the piston pump sector, leading to the acquisition of other companies who produce industrial cleaning machines and electric motors.

The Interpump Industrial Pressure Washers We Offer

Britclean offers three different Interpump products and here we are going to tell you all about them –
Quicky – This small and compact machine guarantees a great performance, with its pump equipped with ceramic pistons for extended durability. The Quicky also comes with an 8-metre high-pressure hose, gun, lance and chemical injector. Accessories include turbo nozzles, extension hoses and brush heads.
TSX 12/100 – The TSX 12/100 model is a favourite with forecourt valeters because it offers a value for money product. The motor and pump are 1450rpm which increases its lifespan and means the machine will suck its own water from a container if required. The TSX 12/100 is available in manual and automatic versions, with accessories such as a hose reel, extension hoses, turbo nozzles, extending lances, foam injectors and lances plus sandblasting kits, low-pressure injectors, detergents and rotary floor cleaners.
TSX 15/150 – The TSX 15/150 machine is another great money-saving product that’s also popular with forecourt valeters. Much the same as the TSX 12/100, it’s motor and pump are 1450rpm which increases its lifespan and can suck its own water from a container, if necessary. The TSX 15/150 has the same accessories as the TSX 12/100 model and is available in manual and automatic versions.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch

If you would like to know more about any of Britclean’s Interpump industrial pressure washers, please contact us today.
Britclean also offers a number of leading brands of industrial and commercial pressure washers, including Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk plus our own brand available for hire or to purchase.

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The Essential Guide to Pressure Washing Your Car

While Britclean’s range of pressure washers are commonly used in commercial and industrial environments, they can also be used for domestic tasks like cleaning your car.

We offer the best brands of pressure washers such as Karcher, Ehrle and Nilfisk; all available for hire or purchase plus our very own brand.
In our latest blog, we are going to give you a 9 step guide to effectively pressure washing your vehicle.

Nine Steps to a Sparkling Car

1. Check your wash brush is clean and in good condition; and suitable for cleaning your car.
2. Use a multitask pressure washer that can distribute detergent as well as water.
3. Consider where you are parking to make sure your pressure washer cord can reach the plug socket.
4. Use the correct detergent that’s suited to the pressure washer and cleaning your car.
5. Don’t be afraid to change your detergent if you feel you aren’t getting the results you desire.
6. Wear closed-toe shoes just in case you accidentally spray your feet.
7. Make sure all of your car doors and windows are closed before you start spraying.
8. Rinse the brushes and sponges you use regularly and thoroughly; this will prevent any grit your brush has picked up from going across your paintwork.
9. Polish your car with a microfiber cloth once it is clean for a magnificent showroom shine.

Britclean boasts over 40 years of experience and has become renowned as the leading pressure washer suppliers across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire.

Find Out More About Our Pressure Washers

Safety comes first at Britclean, which is why we offer training to use all of our pressure washers to all customers.
If you would like to know more about our range of commercial and industrial pressure washers, please contact us today.

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Keep Your Tractors Moving with Pressure Washers from Britclean

With the cost of new tractors and machinery increasing all the time, maintain your current vehicle, especially during winter could save you plenty of money.
Here at Britclean, we specialise in pressure washers for hire or purchase, which are the ideal solution to keeping your tractors looking shiny.

Regularly cleaning your kit can make inspection much easier whilst improving biosecurity and oozes professionalism. For those who rely on sign-writing to promote their business, having clean kit makes all the information easier to identify and ultimately more appealing.

Five Steps of Cleaning your Tractor

Investing in a high-quality pressure washer is a worthwhile investment for anyone working in agriculture, as it makes light work of the worst muck and dirt accumulated on your vehicle.
Here are five essential steps to making your tractor look brand new –

1. Rinse down – Firstly rinse off the dirt using your industrial pressure washer, plus if you choose a rainy day the dirt will be softened and easier to remove.
2. Cleaning Agent -Now add some snow foam to all areas of your vehicle and thoroughly wash down using your pressure washer.
3. Clear Your Cab Out – Cabs are notorious for hosting dust and grime. This will require a vacuuming then using an all-purpose cleaning solution to use on mats, plastic surfaces, control switches and levers. Then you can add gloss with an interior polish.
4. Touch Up Work – Add a protective finish to surfaces such as windows, mirrors, lights and even mudguards and fuel tanks to prevent a faded appearance
5. Protective Finish – Repeated treatment will help maintain your paintwork and a good topcoat top of sealer will lessen the impact of UV rays which can make exterior finishes fade over time.

Need a Pressure Washer? Get in Touch!

So if you need a pressure washer to help maintain all of your agricultural vehicles, contact Britclean today and we can tell you all about our range of products.

We work with customers right across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire stocking well-known brands such as Karcher, Ehrle and Nilfisk.

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Seasonal Specials on Industrial Pressure Washers

The Christmas period is nearly upon us, and Britclean has decided to start the season of goodwill early with a special offer throughout November.
With every industrial pressure washers purchased during November, we will give you a free 10-metre extension hose!

How Does Hose Length Affect My Pressure Washer?

You may be wondering how the length of your hose affects the amount of water pressure that comes out of your spray gun, but we will explain this in due course.
The longer the hose is, the less the water pressure is going to be at the end of it but remember this only applies to a certain length of hose.

Therefore, in theory, there are only about 5 pounds per square inch of pressure lost for every 100 feet of your pressure washer hose, which will affect you more the longer your hose is.
An industrial pressure washer can produce around 2,500 PSU, meaning you would need a hose of over 16km in length in order for the water pressure coming out of it to be close to 0 PSI. This isn’t a real big issue to worry about, as your pressure washer is never going to be long enough for this to be a substantial problem.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Pressure Washer Hose

Before you purchase a pressure washer, here are a couple of factors to consider –

PSI Rating – This is perhaps the most important thing to look out for when buying a pressure washer hose as you will need a hose that can handle the amount of pressure your washer produces without bursting.
Material – Some materials are better than others for pressure washer hoses, so be sure to take a look at what the hose is made of. Also, keep in mind the difference between hoses for hot or cold pressure washing.

Britclean – The Home of Industrial Pressure Washer

If you are looking for an industrial pressure washer for your premises, look no further than Britclean.
We offer a wide range of well-known brands, including Karcher, Nilfisk and Ehrle, just to name a few. If you’d like to know more about any of our products, please get in touch today.