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.
Daimer® retails powerful pressure cleaning equipment for boats, offering different pressure levels, flow rates, and temperatures. Visit www.daimer.com to know more about their pressure washers.