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Home uses for pressure washers

Cleaning large surfaces like a driveway, a deck or the exterior of a home would take a long time to do manually. A portable pressure washer with water tank are a tool that combines the natural cleaning power of water and the power of high pressure to provide an efficient wash in less time.

Like all tools, to get the most out the pressure washer, it is essential to understand how it functions. Here is a manual that can teach you the fundamentals of using a pressure washer.

How a pressure washer works

How a pressure washer gets its pressure

A pressure washer uses the water from an ordinary garden hose. The hose is connected to the machine, and a high-speed pump inside it raises water pressure until it can be used to create a highly rough stream. The intensity of the spray is controlled by the spray nozzle.

What are the various pressure washers?

The nozzles are ultimately what deliver the right type of cleaning power. There are five standard sprayers which are distinguished by how focused on the spray.

The red nozzle produces an extremely thin and powerful stream of water that is perfect for the most challenging stains.

Yellow nozzles are just one step down in strength and is ideal for removing paint and mildew.

The green nozzle is a general purpose cleaning nozzle.

The white nozzle has the widest spray, making it best for lighter-duty cleaning and rinsing.

It is the sole nozzle that is able to be used with soap. In addition, you can buy an turbo spray nozzle as well as one that is a multipurpose nozzle or a Surface cleaning accessory, which is ideal for cleaning decks, patios and more.

Steps for using the best pressure washer sandblasting kit

The best instructions to use the pressure washer are included in the purchase, this general overview can give you a good idea of the overall process.

  1. Clear the area you’ll be cleaning to ensure that all fragile items have been removed. Sweep away dirt and debris and cover everything that can’t be moved with the use of a tarp.
  2. Be sure to look around the area, so that you are aware of windows, outlets and vents.
  3. Choose and connect the appropriate nozzle for the job.
  4. The garden hose should be connected to your pressure washer and give the equipment a once-over to ensure that everything is securely fastened and it is secure to use.
  5. Wear a pair of safety glasses to keep debris from splashing back into your eyes.
  6. Switch on the water supply at the outdoor spigot.
  7. Squeeze at the trigger of the wand until you release all air tension that could be trapped in the line.
  8. Follow the specific instructions of your machine to start your machine.
  9. Before use you spray, test the intensity of the spray in a secure area and adjust as needed.
  10. You can now begin cleaning.
  11. After shutting off your pressure washer and shutting off your water source, be sure that you press the trigger so that any pressure water to escape before disconnecting the hose as well as other components.

Pressure washing tips

  • Pressure washers use plenty of water. Be sure to provide enough drainage in the area you’re working or things will quickly get messy.
  • The most crucial aspect to cleaning safely is using the correct nozzle to do the job. Choose wisely, as the wrong nozzle can damage siding and wood.
  • Beware of spraying on painted surfaces, windows outside fixtures, electrical lines.
  • The closer you are to the surface, the more thoroughly the pressure washer will clean. Always start your cleaning from a distance, several feet away. If you require more power you can gradually move the sprayer closer to the surface you’re cleaning.
  • Don’t apply pressure washers when you’re on an elevated ladder.
  • When cleaning vertically, move between top and bottom, in a side-to-side pattern.
  • In small sections, work on clearly set objectives.
  • If you are tired, stop for a moment.