The Pressure Washer You Need, the One You Can Afford
If it’s time for you to get a new pressure washer and you’ve browsed the different models, you’ve probably noticed that there are some very high prices out there. Many people think they need the best, but that’s not always the case when you break it down. The fact is that a pressure washer will do one thing and one thing well – clean your siding, driveway, or patio. And unless you plan on doing all three at once, there are zero reasons for paying a premium price for a model that only does one of these things exceptionally well.
Did you know there are over 50,000 different pressure washers on the market? And with the wide range of prices from under $100 to over $1,000, it can become quite challenging to understand what model is for you. Fear not! This blog will help you understand what you need to know about choosing a suitable pressure washer at a price you can afford.
Section: What is a pressure washer?
A pressure washer is used to clean things with water at high pressure. Pressure washers usually connect to a standard garden hose supply and use that water supply to shoot high-pressure streams of water at whatever needs washing. Pressure Washers are used for many different cleaning jobs, from cleaning driveways to cleaning siding on your home. With an electric pressure washer, you can sometimes even power wash your car by using the special car accessory kits available.
The features to look for when shopping for a pressure washer.
The purpose of a pressure washer is to spray water so that it can clean multiple surfaces, and it can be used for any number of purposes. You might use one to strip the paint off an old deck or to blast mud off your car after a particularly nasty drive through the rain. No matter what you’re using it for, though, you’ll want to make sure that the pressure washer you pick can get the job done and do it quickly. But with so many models on the market today, how do you know which ones are best? Here are some of the features you should look for when shopping around:
First of all, it needs to be light enough for you to lift. That will save you back for the more demanding jobs.
It should have a pressure dial, so you can set the pressure you need for different jobs and materials.
You should have an adjustable nozzle that allows you to adjust from a jet stream to a wide fan spray.
It should have an excellent solid hose that won’t leak or kink and a comfortable spray handle.
It should come with a couple of wands - one with a flat nozzle and one with a needlepoint nozzle. These allow you to adjust the water stream without changing nozzles every time you change tasks.
The engine should be simple enough for anyone to start in one or two pulls but enough power for most home cleaning jobs.
It should come with an engine stop switch, so it doesn’t run away from you when it’s not under load. It also helps keep the engine from overheating when it’s not in use.
Pressure washers can be purchased on a budget.
There’s a lot of pressure in the world of pressure washers. You hear it everywhere you go—in your garage, in commercials, and on the radio, from friends and family. But the truth is, with the correct information and a bit of preparation, everyone can get their hands on a high-quality pressure washer for an affordable price. We hope our list has helped point you in the right direction for finding just the suitable model to suit your needs. If you have any additional questions or comments, don’t hesitate to contact us at all!