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Pressure Washers for Farmers and Winegrowers

Here at Britclean, we have worked with farmers and winegrowers for years, helping them keep their premises clean with our wide range of pressure washers.

For this blog, we explain how pressure washing machines can be used in both environments.

Keep Farms Clean

Farmers know their main ally is their equipment and preventing it from breaking down will save them heavy repair costs. The maintenance of this equipment will guarantee efficiency and safety at work too.

This is the reason why owning or hiring one of our pressure washers, will keep the vehicles used in the fields clean and remove mud and soil from your yards, drainage channels, warehouses, loading and unloading areas plus areas where sales and retail take place.

For motorised vehicles, cold water pressure cleaners are the best solution to dissolve grease and oil from engines and gears whilst using special detergents.

High precision lances and nozzles will prevent the dirt from infiltrating into the smallest areas and allow you to store perfectly clean seasonal tools without worrying about residues corroding and ruining the materials in the long term.

Why Pressure Washers are Important for Wineries

Using a high-pressure jet can reach the marc waste and the remains of a previous vinification process which builds up in barrels, barriques and plants.

It is easy to imagine what would happen to the rather delicate fermentation process if residual materials or contaminants weren’t carefully removed. This runs the risk of ruining a process that lasts up to 12 months. This is why high-quality pressure washing machines are great for small and large wineries.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about Britclean’s range of pressure washing machines, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our dedicated customer service team would be more than happy to help.

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How Pressure Washers Work in Agriculture

Whether it is diesel-fired hot water machines or smaller cold water machines; Britclean offers the finest range of Karcher pressure washers that are ideal for cleaning agricultural environments.

This could be cleaning farm vehicles, yards and equipment plus reducing the risk of infections such as swine dysentery and salmonella.

Pressure Washers in Farming Environments

With Karcher high-pressure cleaners you will have a top-quality disinfection system at your disposal that will improve levels of hygiene and healthy livestock plus it will save you time and money on expensive medications.

Here are some examples of how you can use pressure washers in farming environments –

Cattle Farming – Pressure cleaning is ideal for removing faeces and food remains in calf igloos and resting areas.

Dairy Cows – Hygiene is crucial where germs gather, which is why high-pressure units and patented foam disinfection are needed for milk storage rooms plus rotary milking parlours.

Pig Farming – Cleanliness and hygiene are your first considerations when rearing animals, so using pressure washing machines for stable facilities help with their rearing and before the animals are relocated.

Poultry Farming – Effective disinfection for poultry production and rearing young animals plus final cleaning during the service period of egg production and hatchery disinfection will prevent bacteria, viruses and pests.

Sheep, Goat and Horse Rearing – High-pressure cleaners are the first choice for cleaning barns and stables removing droppings and dirty bedding easily.

Talk to Britclean to Hire or Buy Pressure Washing Machines

If you are considering a pressure washer for your agricultural grounds, Britclean offers the option to hire or purchase one of our machines.

We don’t just supply Karcher models, but also Nilfisk, Ehrle, Kranzle plus our own brand of pressure cleaners.

Get in touch with us now if you have any questions or visit our bespoke FAQ section. Our dedicated customer service looks forward to hearing from you.

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Choosing Between Electric and Petrol Pressure Washers?

Here at Britclean, we offer customers the choice of electric and petrol pressure washers; but do you know which one is best for your chosen application?

If you are unsure, do not worry, as we put together this guide to show you the difference between the two.

The Difference between Electric and Petrol Pressure Washers

Electric pressure washers are typically considered to be more suited to domestic use instead of petrol machines. They run cleaner and quieter, starting with a simple touch of a button.

Electric models are also lighter and offer the power required for the usual home and garden pressure washing tasks. They will need to be plugged into an electrical outlet or compatible extension lead. We advise taking extra care to not trip over the cable or get your electrical connections wet.

Alternatively, petrol pressure washers are recommended for regular and professional use. These machines are more heavy-duty than electric models and will often give you more power. Petrol machines are the best choice for large scale jobs plus they offer more mobility and do not require a power outlet nearby.

Best Pressure Washing Tasks

Here is a brief summary of the many cleaning tasks you can complete with a pressure washing machine –

  • Prepare surfaces such as walls, decking, fences, sheds or piece of garden furniture for painting. The pressure washer will blast away stubborn dirt and old, flaking paint
  • Wash bicycles, motorbikes, cars, vans, trailers, tractors and boats
  • Patio cleaning
  • Wash out smelly wheelie bins
  • Wash outdoor power equipment such as lawnmowers
  • Clean out gutters
  • Wash garden furniture and tools
  • Clean outdoor play equipment such as slides and swings
  • Wash out dog kennels and chicken coops

Get in Touch With Any Questions

If you have any questions about electric and petrol pressure washers, please do not hesitate to contact Britclean today. We are the leading provider of pressure washing machines for customers across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

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Explaining Ehrle 623 Pressure Washers

Ehrle HD 623 pressure washers, available from Britclean are designed for continuous professional use for commercial customers.

This machine includes an operating pressure of 30-135 bar (435-1958 PSI) with a flow rate of 10 litres a minute or 600 litres per hour. A thorough high pressure clean will remove stubborn dirt and with its hot water function, this high pressure can be between 30 and 150 degrees.

The Ehrle 623 also comes fitted with a low revving interpump and motor of 1400 RPM, which allows it to have a longer life plus you can turn the machine on and go because of the added function of automatic stop and start system whilst ensuring there is no additional wear on the pump. Its 25-litre fuel and detergent tank ensures you will not be needing to stop cleaning for refills.

The Features of Ehrle 623 Pressure Washers

Here are some of the features and benefits of the Ehrle 623 model –

  • Robust corrosion resistant chassis
  • Impact-resistant plastic cover
  • Triplex piston pump with a nickel-plated brass pump head
  • Leak detection sensors
  • Automatic start/stop system and total shut down after 20 minutes
  • Large rubber transport wheels
  • Parking brake for uneven surfaces
  • Economical horizontal boiler
  • Lance & trigger holder
  • Water break tank
  • Integrated 25L fuel tank
  • Integrated 20L chemical tank and external pipe & filter
  • Twin chemical system with a metering valve

Hire or Purchase Ehrle Pressure Washing Machines from Britclean

Here at Britclean, we give customers the option to either hire or purchase our range of pressure washing machines and industrial vacuums.

We give you the choice of leading brands, including Ehrle plus Karcher and Interpump plus our own brand of products designed in-house.

If you would like to know more about any of our range of pressure washing machines, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our dedicated customer service team will be more than happy to help.

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Explaining Karcher HD 5/11 Pressure Washers

Here at Britclean, we stock a number of Karcher pressure washers, with one of our most popular models being the HD 5/11.

For this blog, we will look at this machine in greater detail and highlight some of its unique features and how it can be used.

HD 5/11 – The Portable Pressure Washer Option

The HD 5/11 offers professional quality and performance in a truly portable package for users. Because of its compact dimensions, lightweight and a built-in carry handle, it is incredibly easy to move up steps or ladders.

The machine also has several features that are usually found in much more expensive washers, such as the automatic pressure relief feature which protects internal components on start-up plus the Easy Press trigger gun with rotating lance and high-grade hose and power cable.

HD 5/11 has all of its professional-grade accessories stored on-board, giving easy access and helping to prevent trip hazards. It has only one on/off switch plus a retractable push handle which makes it ultra-compact. Nozzles are stored in specific compartments with the power cord secured in a practical rubber strap.

You can use also this pressure washer upright or horizontally, for an optimal working position.

The automatic pressure relief system protects and extends the service life of the components. With a durable and robust design, the HD 5/11 is made for tougher cleaning tasks.

Don’t Take Our Word For It

Don’t take our word for it though, when it comes to the Karcher HD 5/11 pressure washer, here is what customer Gareth Hodgson had to say about it –

“Excellent cleaning power with this Karcher commercial pressure washer. I would highly recommend it.”

If you have any questions about Karcher pressure washers, please do not hesitate to contact Britclean today. We offer pressure washing machines for customers across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

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Lockdown Statement from Britclean

Following the UK government’s announcement regarding a third lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic here is a statement from Britclean

Firstly, we just wanted to reassure all of our customers with our plans during the third nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic.

As a provider of an essential service, we are still open in order to support customers from the food production and agriculture sectors with our vast range of pressure washers and industrial vacuums.

The Britclean team will continue to follow Government guidance regarding social distancing during all of our working practices.

We will continue to review the situation on a daily basis and examine each site to evaluate the potential risks involved.

We also ask for your understanding if there are any slight delays in attending your site.

Please stay safe everyone.

Contact Britclean With Any Queries

If you have any questions about our working practices during the pandemic or have a question about any of our products, please do not hesitate to get in touch today.

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Pressure Washers Can Be Your New Year Resolution

If you are looking to improve the cleanliness of your premises in 2021, have you considered investing in a pressure washer from Britclean?

While we offer units to purchase, including renowned brands such as Nilfisk and Karcher, we also offer a number of washers for hire too.

For this blog, we will give you a handful of reasons to consider pressure washing as your essential cleaning method.

4 Reasons to Choose Pressure Washers

Pressure Washing is Simple – Conventional cleaning tasks will usually take up a lot of time, energy and elbow grease. When it comes to pressure washing, there is no need to scrub and strain to unsettle stubborn debris. Our units let you maintain a strong upright posture and direct the force of the water towards the unwelcome stains. The setup is quite simple and involves about as many steps as finding soap, sponges and filling a bucket. Simply affix a water hose to the unit and either plug it in or add fuel to its power source to start cleaning.

Save Time – Compared to regular cleaning methods, pressure washing is so much more thorough when disposing of germs and dirt. When you buy or hire a pressure washer, you are cutting out the need to source a number of materials that do a similar job; but to a lesser extent. Pressure washing also saves time and allows you to simply point a nozzle towards hard-to-reach areas.

Boost Your Curb Appeal – When businesses are looking to impress customers and visitors, they understand that you only get a first impression once. Having a clean and welcoming entrance will boost your curb appeal. This can mean cleaning your driveway, pathways or simply cleaning unattractive mildew from your business’ exterior. Pressure washers can take care of all of this in no time, saving your time and energy for more pressing issues.

Support the Environment – Pressure washing is easy on the environment, unlike some other cleaning methods. Heavy-duty cleaning using chemical cleaners can have a detrimental impact on the environment. Alternatively, pressure washers work by blasting water at high velocity and the power of the water stream can lift stains and mildew without using harmful chemicals.

A pressure washer also uses less water when compared to a regular garden hose doing the same job. The amount of force applied by a washer also means you will use less water, but with added cleaning power due to the different pressure options.

Get in Touch for More Information

If you are considering hiring or purchasing a pressure washer, contact Britclean today.

We offer the finest range of pressure washing units for customers across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.

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Cleaning Concrete Using Pressure Washers

One of the first tasks you may have after hiring or purchasing a pressure washer is cleaning your driveway or pathways.

We understand here at Britclean, that is every driveway and pathway is unique and finding the right cleaning method will ultimately save you time and money – plus the results will speak for themselves.

For this blog, we will talk you through cleaning concrete using pressure washers.

6 Considerations When Using Pressure Washers

1. Know Where the Water is Going – Befoe you start, consider how you are going to deal with the plentiful of muddy water coming your way when cleaning. Work with it and not against and start with your pathway leading to your front door. When cleaning this section push the water to your driveway.

2. Apply Chemicals – Before you start using your unit, apply your chemicals to the concrete using the downstream injector. Whatever chemical you choose, ensure it is right for your machine and the concrete itself. Also, avoid over-spray on plants as they will die or turn yellow as a result.

3. Begin with Borders – Once you start using your pressure washer, create a border around your driveway. Cleaning the edge first will allow you to get a crisp edge and avoid missing any spots. The edge is also the dirtiest part as your water hits the soil that surrounds your driveway. It is best to deal with this first rather than when you are rinsing later on.

4. Clean Your Driveway from Top to Bottom – Regardless of where you start cleaning, your driveway will need to be split into sections. If you use a lance, work in vertical sections that are roughly 3 feet wide and keep your lance 6 inches to a foot away from the surface.

5. Rinse and Spot Clean – Once your driveway is clean, Britclean would recommend going from the top and rinsing it at high pressure. This is necessary to remove all the dirt lifted while cleaning, plus you can ensure no part was missed the first time around.

6. Post Treatments – The difference between a good job and a great job can be a post-treatment. Post treating your driveway reduces the appearance of any tiger striping left from the lance. Using a bleach post-treatment helps to whiten concrete and remove tannin stains.

Get in Touch With Any Questions

If you have any questions about cleaning concrete using pressure washers, please contact Britclean now.

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Why Pressure Washers are Ideal for Winter

Winter is a great time to schedule some thorough cleaning using a pressure washer from Britclean. This time of year is a prime time to increase your curb appeal and sanitise your property.

Britclean is going to share the top three benefits of pressure washing your business this winter.

3 Ways Pressure Washers Benefit Your Business

Less Down Time During Busy Months – The main reason for scheduling power washing projects during winter is that you will have less downtime in busier months. Pressure washing first thing in the morning before your business opens means you can get the task out the way for the day. This will also aid your customer experience and get your exteriors and pathways looking great for the day ahead.

Restore Curb Appeal – During winter the moisture of humidity can lead to damage to your businesses structure. Grime and mould can also build-up, which if allowed to sit for a long period of time will cause permanent damage. This, in turn, could cause structural issues with costly repairs.

Get rid of dirt, grime, mould and any other unsightly messes before a busy shopping period will give your customers a more pleasant experience.

Sanitise Your Property – Power washing does not just improve your curb appeal, it also reduces the risk of spreading diseases. Harmful diseases can spread on building’s exteriors when they are not properly cleaned or sanitised. A pressure washer from Britclean will properly sanitise outdoor exteriors such as car parks, pathways as well as building fronts.

Britclean is equipped with the highest quality of pressure washing equipment, including leading brands such as Karcher and Nilfisk plus our own in-house models. Our goal is to give you a clean property, which is safe to work in and pleasant for visitors too.

Get In Touch for More Information

If you have any questions about any of Britclean’s pressure washers, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Why You Should Pressure Wash Your Driveway

Keeping your driveway clean is an essential part of home maintenance, with the best method being the use of pressure washers from Britclean.

For our latest blog, we are going to share three reasons why pressure washing your driveway is the best cleaning method.

3 Reasons to Use Pressure Washers on Your Drive

Driveway Damage Prevention – Every time dust, dirt, oil residue, bird droppings and other substances find their way into the cracks of your driveway, the expansion joints will start to expand, little by little.

A bit of dirt and a bit of seed is all your driveway needs to become your next weed garden!
This will look awful plus weeds setting up roots in the soil underneath your concrete or asphalt, the more they will damage your driveway until pores become cracks and cracks become gaps.

Driveway Safety – When moss, algae, mould and other natural debris collects on your driveway, it will rapidly fill in the cracks to make the surface smoother. Your driveway was built porous, with friction to help it be good for tyre traction.

The more natural debris that builds up, the slicker your driveway gets, which is bad for your tyres plus it can become a fall hazard too. Pressure washing the natural debris regularly will keep your driveway rough, the way it was initially designed.

Driveway Cleanliness – Driveways are dirty by nature as they are constantly used by cars. There is a difference between dirty driveways and a neglected driveway. Dirty ones are likely to have bird faeces, mould and other disgusting residues on the surface.

Dirty driveways can also lead to mould and fungus, which can find its way into your house via open doors and cracked windows. This can cause negative health effects such as allergic reactions, sneezing, coughing, shortness of breath, sinus infection, bronchitis, fever, headache and other issues.

Contact Us For More Information

If you are looking for high-quality pressure washers to clean your driveway, please get in touch with Britclean today.