For homeowners and business owners whose properties have gone without pressure washing for too long—in some cases, for as long as they’ve owned the property—the thought of taking a pressure washer to their siding, sidewalk, patio, deck or exterior walls may seem intimidating, or even like overkill. However, it’s likely these same homeowners and business owners just don’t have a very clear understanding of pressure washers and how they work. If they did, we at Valley Hotsy suspect they’d feel very differently.
With that in mind, we’d like to answer some of the basic questions about pressure washers that our customers are likely to ask:
What do pressure washers do? A pressure washer does exactly what its name indicates: it blasts highly pressurized water when aimed at surfaces, cleaning them much more thoroughly – and a whole lot more quickly—than you’d be able to manage otherwise. It’s no garden hose, that’s for sure.
How do they work? Have you ever tried cleaning something with water – with or without soap—and thought to yourself, “Yes, this may be working, but it’s taking an awfully long time”? What a pressure washer does is amp up the process considerably. By blasting water at high pressure, it’s able to break down dirt and grime much more quickly, but without causing damage to whatever surface you’re trying to clean.
What are the different components of pressure washers? At its most basic level, a pressure washer is simply a water pump that’s powered by an electric motor. While there are other components, such as a high-pressure hose that connects to a cleaning attachment, which is where the water sprays out, the concept of the pressure washer is really pretty simple.
How much water do they use? Well, it all depends on how much pressure washing you do – and once you start, it gets easier and easier to find things that might need cleaning! But you can take comfort in knowing that pressure washers use about 80 percent less water than a standard garden hose. That works out to a lot of water you’re saving, and you’re getting things much cleaner, much faster.
Are pressure washers difficult to use? Not at all! In fact, given the time you’ll save, you’re liable to find using a pressure washer much easier than trying to clean using other methods, once you get the hang of it.
If you have questions about pressure washing or are interested in purchasing or renting pressure washers in Georgia, visit Valley Hotsy. We sell the top brands in the industry and offer repairs and maintenance services on all brands. We’ll even help you get to know your pressure washer before you use it. Call or visit us today, and we’ll help you get started!