Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pressure Washers With 100% Wet Steam – What Do They Offer Users?


Steam pressure washers offer high temperatures coupled with high pressure levels. The heat, in combination with high pressure levels, can blast away much of the accumulated grease, chemical deposits, and dirt present on the surface. Because of the high temperatures, many tanks can be completed with lower pressure levels. That is why the lowest pressure level on some machines is 750 psi, enough to remove dirt without damaging the surface. You can purchase machines with pressure levels as high as 3000 psi for more vigorous cleaning. Flow rates on steam pressure washers vary from 1.4 GPM to 5 GPM.

Besides superheated steam at high pressure levels, these pressure washers provide users the option to use detergents for extra cleanliness. A separate siphon hose is used to clean the surface with detergent.

Another important part of steam pressure washers is the heating coils. The heating coils should be made from stainless steel to ensure longer life and better performance. The heating fuel can be propane, gasoline, diesel, or heating oil.

The motor can be powered either by electricity or by gas or propane. Electric pressure washers are used indoors and outdoors, while non-electric machines should be used in outdoors areas when a reliable electricity source is not found. If you need a machine that is easy to transport, purchase mobile equipment that are either wheel mounted or can be set up on trailers.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Should You Purchase a Truck Mounted Pressure Washer?


When buying pressure washers, there are a number of different options to consider such as power method, pressure level, flow rate, and heated or non-heated configurations. Another feature in many commercial pressure washers is mobility, an important factor to consider when you need to clean different parts of the same building or need to take the machine along to a client’s location.

Truck mounted pressure washers are specifically designed for commercial and industrial use. They can be transported longer distances than stationary or wheel-mounted machines. They can run continuously for hours and withstand high temperatures and pressure levels better than home use machines. You have the option of purchasing electric, propane, gas, or diesel powered truck mounted machines. Propane, gas, and diesel engines provide additional mobility benefits over electric motors, as proximity to a source of electricity is not required.

Heated mobile pressure washers have a heating device that requires heating fuel such as oil or kerosene. These may be bulkier than cold water machines which could affect the machine’s mobility. However, heated machines offer many advantages over non-heated machines, primarily because heat is a very effective cleaning component.

Therefore, you need to assess whether your business cleaning requirements would be best handled with truck mounted pressure washers. In general, truck mounted machines are ideal for cleaning and janitorial services, as well as mobile car washers.