Pressure washers use extremely high pressure water to clean just about anything from buildings to car motors and everything in between.
Depending on which system you get, a pressure washer can produce anywhere from 750psi to over 30,000 psi just depending on the model you you’re using and if it’s a consumer or industrial system.
A basic washer has a motor to power the water pump, a high pressure hose and a nozzle wand with a trigger style gun on the end so you can direct the pressure spray to the area you want it in.
There is also a lot of different accessories you can get to utilize your pressure washer around the house on just about anything you can think of. You can even get attachments that will introduce a cleaning agent into the stream which works great for cleaning cars and house walls.
The units available to the average customer can produce up to 2000 lbs of pressure like the Campbell Hausfeld PW1805 which produces 1800 psi. That’s a lot of pressure and will do just about any job around the home. If you need more power, you can look for a gas powered system which will produce about double what the electric systems do. If you still need more, you will need to look at a commercial system and be ready to pay a hefty price for it.
Gasoline Powered Pressure Washer
Pressure washers are capable of stripping human flesh so if you’re going to use a gas powered pressure washer, you will need to use even more caution than an electric one because gas powered washers can produce double the psi over an electric system.
With gas powered systems, you get the mobility of being able to take the pressure washer where ever you need to and not worry about finding an electrical outlet or having to lug a portable generator around with you all the time.
The drawback to a gas powered washer is you cannot use them indoors or in enclosed areas because of the exhaust from the gas motor.
Electric Pressure Washer
Electric pressure washers off the convenience of not having to fill the system with gasoline or have gasoline cans around the home. It’s a trade off because electric pressure washers are not as powerful and their counter parts, but with up to 2000psi output, they are powerful enough for most jobs you will ever need it for.
When you start looking for the right pressure washer, you need to have a set price in mind for what you are willing to spend for it. If you budget your money and then only look at models that are in that price range, you won’t be tempted to overspend and get something with features that you really don’t need.