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Pressure washer accessories

Useful information about different types of Pressure washer hire and types of accessories you may require for certain tasks.

Pressure washer hire is a cost effective solution for helping with all those tough outdoor cleaning tasks making light work of what could otherwise be both labour and back intensive hard graft.

Being both versatile and easy to use, pressure washer hire is a formidable cleaning tool, which has really no limit as to what you can clean with one but the most common cleaning tasks domestic users use a  pressure washer for includes cleaning :

  • Garden Paths and Driveways
  • Patios
  • Decking
  • Guttering
  • Cars / Boats/ Bikes / Dog Kennels
  • Garden Furniture and Walls
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Brickwork
  • Wheelie Bins
  • Windows

Hiring a pressure washer will help you blitz all those tasks and more with little effort and the domestic pressure washers for hire only require connection to a mains electricity supply and either a mains water tap, water tank or butt via a garden hose. They are far more effective than just using a garden hose as they can increase the water pressure by up to 25 times thus making them so ideal for tough cleaning jobs.

How do Pressure washers work?

Pressure washers which can also be known by other names including Jet wash, Power Wash and Water Bowsers are machines that works by increasing water pressure before distributing it in a controlled manner via a spray gun.   Available in a number of different variants for both domestic and commercial use, pressure washers either run on mains electric, supplying both cold and hot water via the spray gun or petrol and diesel operated machines which are primarily more for commercial and industrial uses.

Water Bowser hire are another type of mobile pressure washer that normally come on a trailer and with a holding water tank making it ideal for jobs in areas that don’t have access to a water tap.

They are a number of manufactures of pressure washers for hire but the main ones include Karcher, Demon and Kranzle.

Nozzles and Attachments

Depending which pressure washer you use, will depend on which type of nozzle attachment is fitted and how powerful the spray gun will be. Domestic pressure washers for hire usually come with a variable nozzle attachment that allows the user to easily change both the power and the degree spray by simply turning the nozzle clockwise or counter clockwise.

Commercial and industrial pressure washers can have different fixed nozzles fitted depending on the type of job they are being used for. This flexibility allows for commercial uses such as cleaning hard surfaces, disinfecting buildings, cleaning drains or even removing graffiti. One of the most popular pressure washer attachments is the extending lance. This allows you to use a pressure washer anything from large vehicles and vans to a 2 or 3 storey building whilst still being safely on the ground.

Pressure Washing Cleaning

Different nozzle settings should be used depending on what you are cleaning but as a guide line you should look at the following :

Degrees Setting – Nozzle blasting setting

This is the most powerful setting for a pressure washer and you should set this setting when looking to do jobs such as :

  • Removing heavy dirt and mud from equipment such as lawn , farming or construction machinery.
  • Removing stubborn stains from concrete and cement.
  • Removing oxidation and rust from steel

15 Degrees Nozzle Setting

This pressure washer setting would be ideal for a number of tasks including:

  • Stripping paint
  • Removing grease and dirt from machinery
  • Removing oxidation and rust from steel

25 Degrees Nozzle Setting

This is the ideal pressure washer setting for general cleaning:

  • Cleaning gutters, decking , roofing etc
  • Removing mildew and algae from items

40 Degree Nozzle Setting

This is the usual setting for cleaning machinery such as cars , bikes or boats and also for removing dirt from patio’s  and driveways.

Date posted: 29th February 2012

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