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Nov 18, 2007
The power washers are the amazing tools which cleans a variety of outdoor items and uses up to 80% less water.

The power washer's works on the principle of washing using pressurized water and comes in hydraulic, diesel-based, electric or gasoline-based. The utility of power washers are more in industries but it is being found more useful in household activities. They come at affordable price and very easy to operate and due to these features it has become a common household appliance. The cost of machine depends on the water pressure it can exert. The more the pressure of the water it can exert the more the price of the machine. The high pressure of the machine is sometimes 100 percent higher than that of garden hose and washes away grime and dust.

Your power washer can very well clean the grills, cars, houses, decks, driveways and even your dog's kennel. But all of them have different cleaning requirements. The cleaning can be done either by hot power washer or cold power washer. The cold power washers are less expensive but not as effective as hot power washer, it cannot remove extremely dirty and greasy spots.

The power pressure helps the water to come out of the garden hose in the form of strong steam. This happens with the help of gasoline or electric-powered engine attached to the pump. The function of the pump is to compress the water which builds up pressure in the pump. The trigger in the hose is equipped with the option of spraying the water. You can spray the water in a continuous spray or in short bursts as per requirement.

Power washers functioning on gasoline can work with the speed of five to seven horsepower while some can be operated at twenty four horsepower. That proves it is more powerful; than the electric power washer meant for lighter cleaning jobs which involves cleaning of glass doors and windows with less pressure. If the same cleaning done with the gasoline-based washer it may lead to cracking or breaking of the glass due to intense pressure.

While buying a power washer you need to see certain features in the machine for smooth operation and efficient work: -

While buying a power washer check the PSI (pounds per square inch), it specifies power pressure and GPM (gallons per minute) indicates the flow of water. Want to go for machine with more pressure and greater powers choose the one with higher GPM and PSI. The power washer are available with various options for better use, the machine operation is fairly easy with simple adjustment. It has brush attachments with rotating brushes, rotating nozzles for covering large areas, detergent attachment and soap sprayers and many more.

Pressure washers are being designed with ergonomic handling options and easy adjustments. The main things to be considered while buying a pressure washer are the difficulty of the cleaning job, frequency of use and the cost. Pressure washers also come with various options like rotating nozzles for covering larger area, brush attachments including rotating brushes, detergent attachment and soap sprayers etc.
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