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Which Pressure Washer Should I Choose?

To choose the best pressure washer it is a worthwhile exercise thinking about what you will be cleaning, how dirty it will be and how often you plan to use it.

For this post, Britclean will share some expert advice to help you find the right one with the power and features for your specific cleaning jobs.

Here we will focus on light, medium and heavy-duty washers and explain where they can be used.

What is a Light Duty Jet Washer?

Cleaning small areas of lightly soiled paving, bicycles, small cars and garden furniture is the best use for light-duty jet washers. These tend to have low powered motors between 1200W and 1600W, with low water pressure and low flow rates. They are split into small hand-carried units and petite trolley-style models with low handles and small wheels with hose lengths between three to five metres.

The Uses of Medium Duty Pressure Washers

Medium duty washers are commonly used for cleaning domestic garden paved areas and decking, cars plus 4x4s. Some of the more well-known models including Nilfisk and mid-powered Karcher (both supplied by Britclean) tend to be quick and easy to use with good cleaning ability. You can expect a medium-powered motor of 1600W to 2000W with mid-range water pressure and medium flow rates. Your hose will be between five or six metres and could also have hose reels.

Explaining Heavy-Duty Jet Washers

Heavy-duty washers are used for cleaning extensive areas of paving, grimy 4-wheel drive vehicles, commercial vehicles and caravans. While they are more expensive than low and medium-duty versions, they come equipped with high-powered motors, the high water pressure of between 130 to 150 bar with high flow rates allowing them to clean quickly and efficiently. It is important to understand how to use this type of washer properly to avoid damage your surfaces. Accessories can also include telescopic handles, multiple lances plus other robust cleaning extras.

Get in Touch with Any Questions

If you have any questions about Britclean’s range of pressure washers, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We offer the leading brands of washers including Nilfisk, Karcher, Ehrle plus our own manufactured in-house ready for purchase or hire.

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