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Nov 02

How to Choose Commercial Pressure Washers

Commercial-grade pressure washers can make just about any cleaning job easier and quicker, but with the variety of commercial pressure washers out there on the market, it can be challenging for business owners to find the one that best meets their needs. Anyone who is having trouble choosing a unit that fits both their budget and their requirements for routine use can read on to find out about a few of the choices available.

Fuel Source

When it comes to choosing a fuel source, business owners have the option of buying either an electric- or gas- powered unit. Professional electric pressure washers are available as cold water or hot water units, handheld units, or truck-mounted units. Professional-grade gas pressure washers are available as hot water or cold water units, and as belt-driven units.

While electric pressure washers are perfect for indoor use, many outdoor applications really require choosing a gas-powered unit. Gas units are built to withstand even heavy use, making them perfect for cleaning large homes or commercial buildings, or even agricultural equipment, without having to worry about damaging the engine or pump. The primary advantage of electric pressure washers is that, unlike gas units, they do not emit carbon monoxide, which makes them perfect for indoor use.

Choosing a Size

Hand-held electric units are perfect for indoor areas like body shops, dog kennels, and even vehicles. If purchased from a reliable company, the units can be expected to last for several years even with heavy use. The second option for business owners looking for stationary pressure washers is electric wall-mounted units, which are commonly found in car dealerships, garages, and restaurant kitchens where one area needs to be cleaned repeatedly.

Most larger gas- and electric-powered cold and hot water pressure washers are designed to be at least semi-portable. They typically come on wheeled carts that allow users to move them around as needed. Some units even come with adjustable temperature and pressure controls for added versatility.

The largest type of commercial-grade pressure washer available is known as a trailer- or vehicle-mounted pressure washer. These can be mounted to the back of pickup trucks or directly to trailers, allowing them to be used just about anywhere they can be pulled up to. Expect to pay a bit more for this kind of professional-grade equipment.