Tired of using ladders to clean high reach places, such as gutters and the sides of your home? Or maybe you would like to clean off your driveway or garage floor yourself, without the assistance of a professional. If any of these situations apply to you, then what you need is a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a wonderful tool used for cleaning tough stubborn jobs that may be impossible to clean by yourself.
When choosing a pressure washer to purchase, you have quite a few options. There are some certain things that will help you determine which pressure washer is best for you and your needs. Besides being a wonderful assistance for cleaning the exterior of your home, you will find that your pressure washer will save you money in the long run, by saving your hard earned dollars that would otherwise go to a professional contractor.
If you are considering repainting your home, a thorough cleaning with your pressure washer will help prepare the way and provide you with a smooth and debris free surface to paint.
Many pressure washers are so strong, that the sheer force will remove peeling paint and help prime your house. Pressure washers are also highly beneficial when it comes to cleaning tough grease stains from garage floors, driveways, and even tire grills.
Tips on Purchasing your Pressure Washer
Your two main concerns when purchasing a pressure washer for home use are: PSI and GPM. PSI stands for Pounds per square inch and GPM stands for Gallons per minute. For home use, you can select a pressure washer from light duty, heavy duty, and professional model. A light duty pressure washer will run about 2,000 PSI and roughly 2 GPMs.
A heavy-duty pressure washer will have about 2.5 PSIs to 6,000 PSIs and between 2.5 and 5 GPMs. When choosing a professional strength pressure washer, your PSIs will run about 4,000 and your GPMs will be about 3-4.
Besides GPMs and PSIs, you will also have an assortment of attachments, nozzles, and pressure washer cleaning solutions to choose from to get even greater benefits from your pressure washer.