Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Benefits of Tri-mode Pressure Washers


Super Max15200
Tri-mode pressure washers offer a variety of advantages over other pressure washing equipment. Because of their advantageous versatility and cleaning power, many professionals choose tri-mode machines, enabling them to complete a wide range of job applications include auto detailing, degreasing, and equipment cleaning.

What Are Tri-mode Machines?

Conventional pressure washers provide only one or two kinds of output: heated and non-heated. Hot water output can reach a maximum of 210°F, while non-heated machines disperse water at room temperature or inlet temperature. Tri-mode machines, on the other hand, can provide three types of output: cold water, hot water, and steam. The added advantage of steam temperatures up to 330°F helps soften stains created by dirt and grease.

For added cleaning power, tri-mode machines by Daimer® are offered with pressure levels up to 3500 psi. This enables operators to soften the most challenging deposits while blasting them away with high powered output. For lighter applications or for cleaning heat-sensitive surfaces, cold water and hot water modes can also be used. This versatility ensures the right level of output for virtually all applications.


The main advantage of tri-mode pressure washers is their versatility. One such machine, Daimer®’s Super Max™ 15200, includes tri-mode capabilities along with pressure levels of 1000 psi and a flow rate of 2 GPM. This machine is ideal for auto detailing, cleaning factory floors, and cleaning other hard surfaces in areas where mobility isn't necessary, as this machine is stationary. However, utilizing Daimer®’s Long Hose Technology, operators of this stationary pressure cleaner can reach areas up to 300 feet away. Optional multi-gun operation enables two people to use the pressure washer at the same time to quicken the cleaning process.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Pressure Washing Boats to Achieve Total Cleanliness


Boats tend to collect as much dirt as trailers and cars. Salt present in the water can damage boats beyond repair if you do not remove it on a regular basis. Salt reacts chemically with metals such as aluminum, leading to corrosion of metallic pipes and parts. It can also ruin the look of glass parts and create a blurriness that is difficult to eliminate.

Salt is also highly damaging to painted surfaces because of its sandpaper-like qualities, which can strip off paint. There are other types of residues on the boat that must be removed as well, including: grease, fuel oil, and marine life such as algae and barnacles on the hull. Because of the difficulty in cleaning boats, pressure washers are often preferred over other cleaning methods.

Toxic detergents usually contain bleach, which can harm a number of surfaces on the boat. Bleach may also leave discoloration stains on metal, wood, and other surfaces. Using a high power pressure washer reduces the need for detergents. Pressure washers also offer faster cleaning times and more effective cleaning than manual scrubbing. If you need to use detergent to handle more challenging applications, use a green chemical such as Daimer®’s Eco-Green® line of chemicals, which are natural, bleach-free, and non-toxic.

For difficult cleaning, it is recommended that you invest in hot water pressure washers. Pressure washers that use heated water or wet steam, as available in Daimer®'s Super Max™ and Vapor-Flo® lines, speed up the cleaning process. They are very effective at removing grease, chemicals, and odors. However, basic cleaning of the outside of the boat may be done by cold water machines with adequate pressure levels. If more cleaning power is needed, a green cleaner, such as Daimer®’s Eco-Green® Multi-Purpose Hard Surface Cleaner, can be applied.