Pressure washers come in handy for lots of cleaning jobs and can be used in a range of businesses. Seemingly pressure washers are pretty simple to use – and this is true, but if you are unfamiliar with using them, understandably you may have a few questions and concerns relating to using one. With this in mind, here are some common FAQ’s people like to know! Read on to find out more.
What is power washing?
Pressure washing works as a high-pressure water spray that can be applied to surfaces that have to be cleaned. Here are some of the surfaces it can be used on:
- It can be used on a concrete surface and this is to get rid of mould and dirt stains.
- It can be used on wooden decking to return the wood to its original condition.
- It can be used on houses to get rid of stains from pollution or mildew.
How regularly do surfaces need to be power washed?
For most surfaces, a one-yearly power washing should do the trick. However, this will vary on the kind of material the surface is as well as the overall condition it is in. With this in mind, you may well need to use the power washer – a little more often.
How much pressure do I need?
In most cases, the pressure which is required is going to be reliant on the cleaning requirements. This essentially means, the PSI (pounds per square inch) in relation to the dirt or the specific material off of the surface you are attempting to clean.
The idea is, of course, to get rid of the dirt embedded into the material of the surface, however, you don’t want to damage the surface you are cleaning so be mindful of this.
How do I store my pressure washer?
In order to store your pressure washer, there are a few easy steps to follow. Firstly you need to drain the gas from its motor and run it until it’s dry. It’s useful to have some antifreeze run through it and kept inside the pump. In doing this you will add a layer of protection to the pump and stop it from freezing, as well as providing internal protection from corrosion. In addition to this, keep your pressure washer in a cool, dry space.
Here at A Mcilrath & Son, our high-pressure washers offer all the quality and intuitive operation you need for your tough cleaning jobs in Coleraine. Each model is optimised for maximum cleaning performance and designed for a great user experience. Clever swivel functions, quick connections, durable metal pumps, high-traction wheels and generous hose lengths are a few of the many features that help you get a perfect result. To find out more about our quality pressure washer, contact us today.