About Pressure Washers Pressure washers direct a high-pressure stream or jet of water against a surface to clean, descale, degrease or prepare a surface.  Pressure washers may use either cold water or hot water and steam to perform their function, and the water is often mixed with various cleansers, detergents or solvents.  They are used for cleaning, or for the demolition of products made of metal, wood, concrete, stone, plastic, glass or other building...
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Q & A on Pressure Washers

We asked our users for their input on Pressure Washers. Here are the results of 63 users familiar with Pressure Washers.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing pressure washer design?
8 answers
Answers:
Gun design, different tip sizes and adjustable tip
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Swivel head with several alternatives, Pressure
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
1. Safety Protection 2. Durability
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
Softener of the water, remote gun
~STYLIANOS D, Marketing/Sales, NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Nlb water jetting technologies
~Daniel S, Purchaser, La Brea, Trinidad & Tobago
Quality basic products
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Sensing automation
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY
Nozzle variations
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative pressure washers?
9 answers
Answers:
Use a local company that custom builds. Action Pressure Wash, Valrico, FL.
~Homeowner, Valrico, FL
Troy built, Cat , North Star
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Partek Cat, Pressure pro
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY
Rental Service Europe
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Nlb & Denver Gardener
~Daniel S, Purchaser, La Brea, Trinidad & Tobago
Frank Karcher
~STYLIANOS D, Marketing/Sales, NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Crafman & Onda
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
Flowplant, UK
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
Hotsy
~Purchasing, Compton, CA

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used pressure washers for?
18 answers
Answers:
Cleaning Vinyl siding, Concrete patios and walks, automobile engines and under chassis, Greasy hood vent filter plates, Anti-fatigue mats in cooking and mechanic areas. Gas stove burners, oil and auto fluids off asphalt aprons.
~Other, Chesapeake, VA
Use pressure washer in oil industry as water jetting work on platforms cleaning pipes tubes and have use them at 40000psi.
~Daniel S, Purchaser, La Brea, Trinidad & Tobago
High pressure jetting to clear drains /tubes Industrial cleaning of buildings Removal of floor coatings etc
~Technical Support/Services, Cork, Ireland
- Water jetting - surface cleaning - boiler tube cleaning - brick and wood siding restoration - decking
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY
Clean decks, fences, cars and trucks, roofs, concrete drives, vinyl siding and many other things
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Grease interceptors, walk-ways, drive-ways, warehouse floors, walls, fences, tank cleaning.
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA
Residential use only. Driveways, roofs, screen pools and decks, home exterior cleaning.
~Homeowner, Valrico, FL
1. For hydroblasting at about 15,000psi 2. For pressure testing low capacity pipelines
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
Washing things and removing ceramic shell from bronze castings.
~Mark R, Sculptor, Denver, CO
For general cleaning (patios, cars, boats. Rooftops etc ...)
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
I haven't used them but I do know their uses and benefits.
~Paul Kerber, Equity Trader / Unemployed Shipping and Receiving Associate, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Cleaning machinery, structures concrete floors
~Technical Support/Services, Belgian Gardens, Australia
In the construction business and rental business.
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Heavy equipment, driveways, wet sandblasting.
~Purchasing, Compton, CA
Car wash Workshops Farms industry
~STYLIANOS D, Marketing/Sales, NICOSIA, CYPRUS
Cars and farmyards
~Purchasing, Wexford, Ireland
Cleaning the patio
~Technical Support/Services, Widnes, Great Britain
Coating removal
~General Corporate Mgmt, MONTREAL, Canada

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that pressure washers have been used for.
5 answers
Answers:
Fan spray application to clear fallen leaves. Fan spray application to clear spider webs from landscaped bushes.
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA
Clean drain lines, bore under concrete with 0 degree tip.
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Removing ceramic shell from bronze castings.
~Mark R, Sculptor, Denver, CO
Pipeline Pressure Testing
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
Solar panel cleaning
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of pressure washers?
7 answers
Answers:
A lot of siding has been damaged by using the wrong spray tip; you can damage decking this way also. Always stay back from wood and use the right tip.
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Someone used a flexible lance manually and did not know when to step off the pedal while retracting. Blasted the thigh and required surgery!
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
You can cut yourself when using the smallest aperture if you are not careful.
~Mark R, Sculptor, Denver, CO
If you used hot water and and you turn off with it.
~STYLIANOS D, Marketing/Sales, NICOSIA, CYPRUS
If safety accidents in the use of nozzle.
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
Using the pencil spray damages asphalt.
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA
Cutting shake shingles from house.
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
9 answers
Answers:
High reach extension wands that are easier to control and handle. Swivel pressure hoses that won't kink.
~Homeowner, Valrico, FL
To use two 40000 psi dump guns (Denver Gardener) at the same time, from one unit or source.
~Daniel S, Purchaser, La Brea, Trinidad & Tobago
Higher pressure output with easier handling and less hazard potentials.
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
A strong, yet more flexible hose. A more durable wand. REAL wheels.
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA
Swivel head with several alternatives, Pressure
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
More flexible hose, longer hose
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
Ease of use. Cost. Reliability
~Mark R, Sculptor, Denver, CO
Bowser washer
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Controls
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using pressure washers?
7 answers
Answers:
If you plan on getting busy with it buy the extended warranty.
~Steve C, CEO, Concord, CA
Talk to someone who has a bit of experience - a must!!!
~Kevin S., Design Engineer, Middle Island, NY
It is very important to use for which you need.
~Jose Santiago, Engineering Consultant, Cayey, Cayey
Most handy tool you can own.
~Keith Carpenter, Apt. and rental house owner, Berea, KY
To be safety conscious.
~Kehinde A, Managing Director, Port Harcourt, NIGERIA
Buy best quality.
~Pieter Jansen, Marketing/Sales, Dedemsvaart, Netherlands
Be careful
~Mark R, Sculptor, Denver, CO


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