Friday, June 18, 2010

How to Use Pressure Washers for Removing Graffiti


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Pressure washers are some of the most forceful machines when it comes to cleaning power. That is exactly the reason why these are the preferred machines for removing graffiti from public places and commercial buildings, such as shopping malls.

How They Work

Pressure washers work by pumping high pressured water or wet steam output to walls and floors that blast away almost all kinds of stains and impurities from the surface. Such a powerful output can remove virtually any type of graffiti regardless of the type of material used. In addition, Daimer®, a leading distributor of cleaning equipment, offers green cleaning solutions for graffiti removal in addition to a line of advanced pressure washers. The Eco-Green® Graffiti Remover solution helps in eliminating graffiti without damaging the surface.

The following are some tips to select the best pressure washers for cleaning up walls and floors.

Learn Specifications

For any pressure washing machine, one of the most important specifications is the pressure level. The higher the pressure level, the more powerful the machine becomes. Pressure levels range from 750 psi to 8000 psi. Machines with medium range pressure levels are suitable for graffiti removal.

In addition, output temperature is an important specification. Some pressure washers give both hot water and cold water outputs, while some other machines are tri-mode machines that offer hot and cold water outputs as well as steam. One such machine is the Super Max™ 12860. This machine offers pressure levels of 3000 psi, a flow rate of 5.0 GPM, and tri-mode capabilities for a range of cleaning projects. The steam output has a temperature of 330°F and is the most effective in removing graffiti.

Flow rate is another important specification. In most machines, the higher the pressure level, the higher the flow rate. However, if there is a lack of drainage near the facility, then one might need a high pressure washing machine with a low flow rate.

Choose the Right Machine

Monday, June 7, 2010

Non-Heated Pressure Washers for Agricultural Equipment


Pressure washers are available in both heated and non-heated models. Heated models have a device that heats water to high temperatures. Non-heated models lack this heating option. Heated pressure washers are the best for removing grease, sugar, protein, and similar organic compounds from surfaces. However, you do not need heat for all pressure washing applications.

Washing tools, such as agricultural equipment, does not necessarily require heat, unless the tools or parts are very greasy. High pressure levels and flow rates can remove most stains, mud, and dust from farm implements. Plant sap, manure, and water stains can also be cleared using non-heated pressure washers. Besides farming equipment, non-heated pressure washers can also clean storage areas.

Cold water pressure washers are powered by electricity or gasoline. The Super Max™ 8780 is an electric pressure washer with 4 GPM flow rate and pressure levels peaking at 4000 psi. This machine can be optionally fitted with a wet sandblasting system for removing rust, paint, and similar substances from the surface of tools.

The Super Max™ 8950C-840 is powered by gasoline. It has a pressure level of 5000 psi and a flow rate of 5 GPM. Gasoline powered pressure washers are ideal for outdoor use, because they do not require you to stay near an electricity source for operating the machine. This machine is not suitable for indoor use, as the gasoline powered engine emits exhaust. The Super Max™ 8950C-840 can be mounted on a trailer, making it a portable machine.

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