Sunday, October 31, 2010

Things to Consider When Purchasing Pressure Washers


Many people who purchase pressure washers look for certain features when selecting a machine. The most common features looked at are pressure level, flow rate, temperature, and technologies present. Choosing the right machine based on these specifications will help complete cleaning jobs quickly and effectively.

While specifications are important, the hardware within the machine should be recognized as well. The quality of the hardware parts determines the durability of the machine. The following are some tips for choosing durable pressure washers.

Strong Material

Pressure washer equipment should be constructed from sturdy materials. The output pressure of top pressure washers can be as high as 8000 psi, though pressure levels are often lower for steam or tri-temperature machines as the high temperatures provide unmatched power. The body of the machine should be strong enough to withstand exposure to both high-powered and high temperature output. The buyer should ensure that the housing and cabinet of the machine should be made of powder-coated steel to help protect against chips and chemicals.


Quality pressure washers should have long lasting components, as well. For example, hoses are exposed to high pressure water running through them. If the hose is not constructed of durable materials, it will wear out quickly. Good machines have hoses made of wire-reinforced rubber. Hoses with two coatings of wire reinforcement are often preferred.

Daimer®, a well-known supplier of cleaning machines, offers high quality pressure washers with steel powder-coated housing and wire-reinforced rubber hoses in their Super Max™ series. 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Uses of Pressure Washers in Restaurants


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Two types of hard surface cleaners are used in restaurants: pressure washers and steam cleaners. Although both these machines are hard surface cleaners, they are ideal for different cleaning applications. Most professionals prefer using pressure washers for outdoor cleaning, as steam cleaners lack the pressure levels and power needed to clean such large areas and porous surfaces.

Each of these machines has its own advantages. Below is an overview of the main uses of pressure cleaners for restaurant cleaning.

Cleaning Pavement and Parking Lots

Pressure washers are preferred for cleaning outdoor areas such as building exteriors, parking lots, sidewalks, and other types of pavement. These machines pump water output at reasonably high pressure levels and flow rates onto concrete surfaces. This washes away the dirt, impurities, and stains present on the porous surface.

Machines, such as Daimer®’s Super Max™ 12300, feature pressure levels of 3000 psi, a flow rate of 5 GPM, and tri-mode temperature options, ideal specifications for removing tough stains from concrete surfaces. This means the 12300 can utilize cold water at room temperature, hot water at 210°F, and steam temperatures of 330°F to match the demands of the application at hand. When using pressure washers, it is important to make sure the surface can withstand such high pressure levels. This is usually not a concern when cleaning outdoor concrete surfaces, but can present a problem when cleaning indoors.

Cleaning Dining Hall and Kitchen

For those with adequate indoor drainage, pressure cleaners can be used indoors as well. Machines with excessive amounts of grease can be cleaned using tri-mode pressure washers, such as the Super Max™ 12300. Dirty floors can be cleaned as well. For areas without proper drainage, Daimer® offer pressure cleaners with low flow rates to minimize the water output used.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Why Pressure Washers Are Best for Cleaning Metal Surfaces


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Pressure washers are used for cleaning a wide range of hard surfaces. Operators use them for such applications as industrial degreasing, auto detailing, and cleaning metal grills. Pressure washers are powerful machines capable of eliminating tough dirt and grease from metal surfaces, and for this reason, they are widely used in the industrial sector.

Efficient Cleaning

Pressure washers have a high output pressure level, reaching up to 8000 psi. However, for cleaning metal parts, heated machines with pressure levels of around 3000 psi are more suitable. Even though the pressure levels are lower than some cold water systems, heated machines offer superb results associated with heightened cleaning power of hot water and steam.

Heated machines, such as Daimer®’s Super Max™ 12300, include pressure levels of 3000 psi and tri-mode capabilities for a variety of cleaning applications. With non-heated output at room temperature, hot water output at 210°F, and steam output at 330°F, operators can choose which setting is best for the cleaning application at hand. It is important to make sure the metal surface is durable enough to withstand high pressure levels. For example, pressure levels of 1500 psi or lower are recommended for safe cleaning of automobiles, where higher pressure levels can cause damage.

Lastly, it is important to use pressure washers from quality suppliers, such as Daimer®. High quality composition lends itself to prolonged machine life and enhanced durability for use in the most demanding applications. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Pressure Washers – Machines for Outdoor Applications


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Pressure washers are ideal machines for undertaking cleaning applications in outdoor operations. These washers can be used on hard, rugged surfaces to achieve optimum cleaning results. They are tough on difficult stains and are both highly effective and reliable, especially if the machines are from reputable suppliers like Daimer® — a premier retailer of quality cleaning machines.

Mobile pressure washers are ideal for cleaning outdoor areas and for undertaking operations like cleaning streets, parks, and sidewalks. There are many options available when you are looking to buy a mobile cleaning machine. Machines powered and operated by fuel such as propane, diesel, or gasoline, are ideal if electrical sources are not available outdoors.

If electric pressure washers are preferred, they can be operated outdoors using extension cords and/or long pressure hoses or with a generator if electric outlets are not available. They are also suitable for cleaning indoors, as there are no toxic fumes released during the cleaning process. In addition, they are less noisy than fuel powered machines.

When purchasing a pressure washer, customers must choose between stationary or mobile machines. If the cleaning is confined to one area, a stationary machine is suitable. For areas covering large amounts of land over various areas, choose mobile pressure washers. Mobile machines can be either trailer or truck mounted for easy mobility. Daimer® also offers machines in their Super Max™ series, such as the Super Max™ 12000 series, with Long Hose Technology, allowing the machine to reach places up to 300 feet away without any loss in power

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Pressure Washers Made for Industrial Heavy Duty Degreasing


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When it comes to cleaning operations that involve heavy-duty cleaning, pressure washers complete the job effectively and quickly. They combine quality, durability, and effectiveness to deliver the best cleaning results in an industrial or commercial environment.

Daimer Industries® offers some of the best pressure washers designed to undertake a wide range of cleaning operations. The Super Max™ 12500 PE WS is a powerful cleaning machine that can provide temperatures up to 330˚F, a flow rate of 5 GPM, and pressure levels of 3000 psi. This machine acts on the most stubborn of dirt, grime, and oil stains in almost any commercial or industrial setting. For added versatility, the 12500 PE is dependable in almost any setting as it is powered by propane. This ensures that users can reach remote applications without carting along a generator or worrying about having a source of electricity nearby. However, fuel powered machines can generate exhaust, thus they should only be used indoors when placed in a well ventilated area or outside while the operator uses long hoses to reach the desired application.

Daimer® also has a wide range of electric pressure washers for heavy-duty industrial cleaning. The Vapor-Flo® 8475 is a versatile electric pressure washer, which has dual mode operations: hot and cold water. Hot water has the power to dissolve and dislodge stubborn dirt and stains on contact. Water temperature from electric pressure washers in the Vapor-Flo® series can reach up to 205˚F, making them perfectly capable of handling tough commercial and industrial applications.

This machine offers convenience in operation as powering and heating the machine is done from the same source. The electric pressure washer machines are eco-friendly, as they do not emit exhaust or fumes, and can be used with Daimer®’s green cleaning solutions in their Eco-Green® series of cleaners. They are housed in stainless steel and designed for rigorous commercial and industrial applications.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tips To Buy Electric Pressure Washers


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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.

Heating Methods

An electric powered machine can be heated by electricity or fuel. Generally, machines heated by electricity offer lower overall pressure levels and can only provide hot water output. However, the convenience of these systems is what sets them apart. Electric powered, fuel heated machines, on the other hand, can reach pressure levels up to 3000 psi with high steam temperatures up to 330°F. However, these systems do not afford users the simplicity of only one source of energy to power and heat the machine.

Pressure Levels and Temperature

Electric powered and heated 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.

As previously mentioned, machines heated by fuel have the additional option of including steam output. This temperature reaches up to 330°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.

It is important to choose electric pressure washers from top suppliers such as Daimer®. Choosing machines made from quality parts will ensure the product is up to the task. For more information about Daimer® electric pressure washer machines, visit

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Guide to Buying Electric Pressure Washers


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Electric pressure washers have a number of uses, especially for indoor cleaning. The advantages of these machines are appealing to many users. They do not produce any exhaust, which makes them safe for indoor cleaning. They operate much quieter than fuel powered machine, which is useful if there are employees, customers, and guests in the building while the cleaning process is being done. In addition, they are often cheaper to run because they do not require any fuels for powering or heating.

All these advantages make electric pressure washers attractive to many potential buyers. However, features and specifications must also be considered before purchasing an electric pressure washing machine. The following advice will help in deciding which machine is best for you.

All Electric or Partially Electric?

There are two types of electric pressure washers: those both powered and heated by electricity and those powered by electricity, but heated by fuel. Both systems offer safer use due to limited or no exhaust production. However, if a fuel powered machine is necessary, as in areas where electricity is not available, Daimer® offers Long Hose Technology that helps operators reach up to 300 feet away without moving the machine. This means the pressure cleaner can be left outside, where there is adequate ventilation, while the work is completed indoors.

Features and Specifications

It is important to consider both pressure level and temperature settings when purchasing a machine. Light cleaning jobs can be completed with non-heated machines and moderate pressure levels. However, for industrial degreasing jobs, steam pressure washers with temperatures up to 330°F are ideal. Tri-mode machines, such as Daimer®’s Super Max™ 7000 powered by electricity and heated by fuel, are the most versatile and are capable of acting as cold water, hot water, and steam pressure washers. Daimer® offers many of their machines with low flow rates, which are useful for indoor areas with little drainage. For stubborn cleaning applications, try Daimer®’s Eco-Green® line of green cleaners. They are safe, non-toxic alternatives to harmful chemicals.

Monday, October 4, 2010

How to Use Pressure Washers to Remove Graffiti


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Pressure washers are ideal for several outdoor applications. These machines are used for cleaning pavement, parks, stadiums, and removing graffiti.

Removing Graffiti

Most people use spray paint when drawing graffiti on buildings and other surfaces. This paint often soaks deep into the surface of the wall, making it difficult to completely remove. Scrubbing may remove a small amount from the surface, but leave behind paint that has penetrated deep into the wall or floor.

When removing graffiti, workers tend to rely on the power of pressure washers. These machines have extremely high pressure levels with the capability of reaching as high as 8000 psi. In addition, Daimer®, a reputable supplier of pressure cleaners, retails green cleaning solutions ideal for graffiti removal, such as Eco-Green® Graffiti Remover.

How Do the Pressure Washers Work?

Daimer®’s Super Max™ series offers everything from cold water pressure cleaners with pressure levels up to 8000 psi to steam pressure washers with temperature levels up to 330°F. Using a heated machine, such as a hot water or steam pressure cleaner, can more readily dissolve and loosen deeply embedded dirt and stains caused by graffiti. One such machine, the Super Max™ 12820, has pressure levels of 1500 psi and temperature setting reaching 330°F. This tri-mode machine can function as a cold water, hot water, or steam pressure washer, tackling all types of graffiti.

How to Choose Machines

Public works departments and maintenance companies never compromise on the quality of pressure washers. Quality made machines will help you get the job done quicker and more effectively.