Choose the Right Pressure Washer for the Job

Pressure Washing

Pressure washers can make short, easy work of difficult and time-consuming tasks. Choosing the right pressure washer for the job, however, is the first and most critical step. You don’t want to buy more power than you need, and if you don’t have enough power, you’ll spend too much time on the task. So how do you know how much pressure you need to do which jobs?

Pressure washers can be divided into two major categories: commercial, which are your heavier-duty, industrial washers with more power for bigger jobs and personal or residential washers, which often cost less because they don’t need as much power. You will also want to consider the following specifications:

  • PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) The amount of force discharged by the device.
  • GPM (Gallons Per Minute) This refers to how much water flows from the device in one minute of operation.
  • Horsepower An engine with more horsepower is needed for stronger PSI and GPM.
  • Gas Powered Can only be used outdoors, but offer more power.
  • Electric Limited power but can be used indoors and out.
  • Hot-Water Cleaning Cleans faster, more thoroughly.
  • Cold-Water Cleaning More portable.

Pressure Washer Guide

Auto Repair Parts
Building Maintenance
Boat Marina
Contract Clenaing
Decks and Gutter Cleaning
Golf Course Equipment
Heavy Equipment
Home and Hobby
Mobile Cleaning
Paint Preparation
Plant Maintenance
Rental Center
Restaurant and Kitchen
Swimming Pools
Truck Washing