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The need-to-know facts about pressure washers

Pressure washers use spraying water under high pressure to remove loose paint, mould, algae, grime, dust, mud, chewing gum and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, fences, masonry, some vehicles and concrete or asphalt surfaces like driveways and patios.

The terms power washing and pressure washing are interchanged quite a bit, but they are two different processes. Both use water under high pressure to clean surfaces, but power washing involves a heating element that heats water and pressure washing doesn’t.

As with all cleaning processes, heated water cleans better. Some areas need to be power or pressure washed with added chemicals such as baking soda, vinegar, citric acid or commercial power washing soaps, detergents, sanitisers or disinfectants.

Finding out more about pressure washers

Steam cleaning your house, deck or driveway or other household features can be appealing but this is not the best choice for brick, concrete or masonry. Using a pressure washer is the best heavy-duty option for large areas such as extra-long driveways. The machine can also be employed where you have extreme dirt, grease, moss, weed buildup and slick surfaces due to mould.

Not all cleaning solutions are the same, so it is important to understand the differences between different ones. Remember cleaners remove dirt, sanitisers kill most bacteria and disinfectants kill all organisms within 30 minutes, according to industry statistics.

Every surface you are cleaning is different, so could require different techniques, nozzle sizes, pressure and even different chemicals. Ensuring you get the right cleaner for what you want to clean is crucial. Some surfaces require a power wash and water whereas others will just need hot water, soap and a pressure wash.

Contact us for more information

If you have any questions about Britclean’s range of pressure washers, please do not hesitate to get in touch now. We offer leading brands such as Nilfisk, Karcher plus our own brand of manufactured pressure washing machines and industrial vacuums with all models available for hire or purchase.

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