Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
What is power washing?
Power washing (aka pressure washing) is a high-pressure water spray. The spray of pressure washers is one hundred times more potent than a typical garden hose making it incredibly useful for cleaning dirt, mold, bubble-gum, and other stains.
Can I use bleach in the pressure washer?
No! Do not use bleach because it can cause potential damage to the seals and o-rings in gun, hoses, and pump.
What’s the more critical PSI or GPM?
Both are equally important. A correct combination of PSI and GPM to have an ideal pressure washing system for your needs.
Can I use hot water with the pressure washer?
No! The o-rings, pipes, and pumps could get damaged by the use of hot water.
Why should I keep the nozzles of my pressure washer clean?
Clogged nozzles can cause damage to the pump by increasing pump pressure.
Why does water come out of my pump?
If the engine keeps on running for several minutes without wand spraying, the water will automatically come out of the pump to protect it from overheating.
The system is called an automatic cool-down or thermal relief system.
Can I use water from a lake?
No! Water from lakes contains debris and several types of elements that will clog and cause the pump to work inefficiently.
Is higher GPM better?
The rate of water flow is measured in GPM. A high GPM value means that pressure washer can clean more surface area.
What is a proper PSI for a pressure washer?
The power pressure washers viewed above range from 1,500 to 3,200 PSI. For gas pressure washers 3000+ PSI is max out value while for electric pressure washers, this value is 2000 PSI.