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Guide to Pressure Washers

Pressure washers can be an easier way to do a number of things around the house and in commercial aspects. Pressure washers work by forcing water to move at high rates of speed. The water is inputted through a storage container that often ranges in size. The water is then drawn from the storage container from a water pump. The water pump then transfers the water from the storage container through a series of hoses at high velocity and pressure. These properties give the pressure washer amazing capabilities to remove unwanted substances. Pressure washers range in the amount of pressure that they can release. These pressures can range all the way from 1,300 psi to 3000 psi. The higher psi units have the stronger removal capabilities. The lower psi units are used for the lighter jobs. Some models may even contain a separate input for additives such as, cleaning solutions. However, you want to use extreme caution when using them, because if you use one not designed specifically for pressure washers than you could actually damage the unit. In fact, bleach is one of those items not recommended for use in the pressure washer.

Some of the painstaking work to be done when you are remodeling and cleaning large surfaces can be significantly reduced. For example, if you are planning to repaint your house you can use a pressure washer for a majority of the prep work. It is recommended that you try to remove old paint and expose bare wood for a better finish when repainting. It can take countless hours to chip away at old layers of paint inch by inch with a scraper. By using a pressure washer you can simply point and push, meanwhile watching large pieces of paint fly off with ease. If you are just looking to clean the paint on your house than you can use the pressure washer on a lower setting and stand a little further back. This beats using a hose because you are using more pressure, which will remove those really tough spots.

There are a number of other applications that you can use a pressure washer for:

You can remove those stubborn oil spots on the driveway that never come off. Or if you driveway is covered with mud or dirt you can wash it off much quicker than sweeping it off. By using a pressure washer for house maintenance you can not only improve the cosmetics but you can also prolong the life.

Some climates in the U.S promote the growth of mold and mildew. Climates that have high humidity are the most susceptible. One of the places that this appears is at the base of houses on the exterior. You can use a pressure washer to remove this growth.

Another popular use for a pressure washer is to remove paint off of everyday items. With the pressure washer you can remove the paint from bicycles and other painted metal objects. You can also use the pressure washer to wash vehicles, boats, and all other lawn equipment.

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