Choosing the wrong pressure washer is not only a waste of money, but when used improperly can damage the surfaces being cleaned. A machine too powerful for the job may damage machinery or finishes on the surface. A machine without heat is ineffective for degreasing applications. For this reason, it is important to choose the right cold or hot water pressure washers for your applications.
Cleaning machines are made for particular cleaning tasks. This specific model may not be ideal for another task. Here lies the root of consumer complaints: Customers bought a machine that was designed for some other cleaning task.
This means it is important to know your cleaning requirements and then proceed to buy the machine. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for buying cleaning machines. If one follows this procedure, there will not be any reason to regret it later.
This article does not deal with purchasing all kinds of cleaning machines. It only deals with pressure washer systems. Here are the three criteria by which you could judge commercial pressure washers.
The output power of a pressure washer comes from the high output pressure of the machine. Commercial pressure washers from Daimer® can have an output ranging from 750 psi to 8000 psi, depending on the model.
Pressure washing equipment can have two kinds of power sources. The first is a combustion engine that burns some kind of fossil fuel, such as gasoline, propane, or diesel. The second type of machine is driven by electricity. Such machines are powered by an electric motor.
It must be added here that there is no discernible differences between the cleaning power and efficiency of these machines. However, there are certain circumstances when one machine is preferred over the other.
When it comes to cleaning building interiors, pressure washing equipment powered by electricity is the best choice. While gas pressure washers can be used with proper indoor ventilation, electric machines produce less noise and do not produce the exhaust fumes that gas pressure cleaners do. That is, electric machines do not the air quality of the buildings.
The same cannot be said about gas pressure washers. Gas pressure washer machines do produce exhaust and make more noise as well. However, these are an excellent choice for cleaning outdoor locations. Gas pressure washer machines do not require electricity, and finding gas or propane supply is often not difficult either.
Another factor in judging pressure washing equipment is portability. There are two types of portable machines - truck mountable machines and wheel attached machines. If the job involves cleaning a large area, the truck mountable hot water pressure washers are the best choice. If the cleaning task involves cleaning a relatively small area, then wheel attached machines will do.
Whether using hot water pressure washers or steam pressure cleaners, it is important to have the right technologies. Automatic Shut Off Technology™ by Daimer® is one of handiest technologies available in a pressure washer machine. Machines such as the Super Max™ 12200 AST allow the machine to shut off after 30 seconds of non-use. The operator can easily turn the machine back on with the trigger gun. Tri-mode technology is another feature. With this technology, operators can toggle between cold water, hot water, and steam temperature levels reaching up to 330°F. Daimer®, a leading supplier of cleaning machines, offers sophisticated pressure washing machines equipped with a number of technologies in its Super Max™ series.