Monday, September 27, 2010

Tips To Buy Electric Pressure Washers


When to Select Electric Pressure Washers
Electric pressure washers derive their power from electricity. Although they can be heated by electricity as well, many still require the use of fuel such as diesel, gasoline, or propane to heat the water. Because of this, many people may become confused as to which machine is best for their needs. The following are a few tips on how to select electric pressure washers.

Pressure Levels and Temperature

Electric powered machines can produce both cold water and hot water output up to 210°F. Pressure levels can reach up to 2175 psi. Output pressure and temperature are two important specifications to look for when purchasing electric pressure washers. If not taken into careful consideration, higher pressure levels can damage certain surfaces. In many instances, high pressure levels and temperature settings may not even be needed for cleaning. When this happens, green cleaning chemicals, such as Daimer®’s Eco-Green® series of cleaning solutions, can be used to boost cleaning power.

When to Select Electric Pressure Washers

Electric pressure washers have many advantages. For example, they produce no exhaust fumes like fuel-powered machines and they offer a much quieter operation. These features make them excellent machines for indoor cleaning. However, if there are electrical outlets or a generator nearby outdoors, electric machines can be used for exterior cleaning as well.

Machines heated by fuel have the additional option of including steam output. This temperature reaches up to 329°F. There are also many tri-mode machines, which offer cold water, hot water, and steam output. If the machine will be constantly transported to different areas and there is no guarantee of an electrical outlet being present, fuel powered machines may be the best option. Daimer® also offers machines with Long Hose Technology, allowing the operator to reach places up to 300 feet away by using long hoses. This means the fuel powered machine can be left outside, while the cleaning is done indoors.

Monday, September 13, 2010

A Guide to Cold Water Pressure Washers


Cold Water pressure washer 8720

There are three basic types of pressure washers available for purchase on the market today: cold water machines, hot water machines, and steam pressure cleaners. Choosing a machine based on temperature can help you complete job applications quickly and effectively.

Cold water pressure washers do not provide heated output. These machines are ideal for applications where heat is not needed, such as cleaning light dirt and stains from concrete or buildings. Hot water machines provide temperature levels up to 210°F. These machines are often used for applications that require heat to break down stains and dirt. In addition, there are also steam pressure cleaners that can reach temperatures up to 330°F. These machines are ideal for degreasing and heavy industrial cleaning tasks. For those requiring all three types of output, tri-mode machines are available.

Among these machines, cold water pressure washers are the least expensive, as these machines do not have a heating element. In many cases, the output pressure of these machines can compensate lack of temperature. Cleaning chemicals, such as Daimer®’s Eco-Green® line of green cleaners, can be used as well for additional cleaning power when using the machine. As a result, many cleaning companies consider cold water machines as the most cost effective. The following are some tips to select good quality cold water pressure washers.

Pressure Level

Output pressure of cold water machines can vary up to 8000 psi. For residential and light commercial uses, a pressure level of around 1000 psi to 1500 psi would suffice. For industrial applications, machines should offer an output pressure in the range of 3000 psi or above.

Another important specification is flow rate. It denotes the quantity of water passed on to the surface and is expressed in gallons per minute. Usually, flow rate increases with the increase in output pressure. However, in some cases, such as auto detailing, machines with low flow rates are preferred.