Pressure Washer

Pressure washer is a machine which helps in cleaning a dirty surface by applying super strong force of water. It's needed the most for exteriors of a particular building or a dirty car after a drive. Another great advantage is that you do not have to get into any sort of scrubbing. Simply stand still and the washer does the entire job on your behalf. This proves that no extra effort is required to clean a dirty surface anymore.

It's a fantastic tool which has a mix of water and a liquid combination and the compressed air generates an impactful force to clean the dirty surface. With the help of water flow and the air pressure, dirt which is hidden deep down the surface gets cleaned. You can now save lot of time as you do not have to scrub the area down anymore. No more climbing on a ladder is required now to reach out to areas which are really above the ground. Pressure washer takes down this task as well.

Top 10 Pressure Washers 2015

AR Blue Clean AR383
AR Blue Clean AR383
1900 PSI 1.51 GPM, Foam Soap Dispenser, Automatic Start/Stop, Weight 28 lbs
This is a very versatile machine because of the varied attachments that allows users to tackle a variety of jobs in and out of the home. Lightweight unit so it is easy to move around from chore to chore.
Ratings : AR Blue Clean AR383 Ratings
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Generac 6022
Generac 6022
2700 PSI 2.3 GPM, 196cc OHV Engine, 25' PVC Hose, 10" Wheels, Weight 61.6 lbs
This is a very powerful, quality-built unit. The vertical frame is well designed and the engine is robust. It works great for getting mildew off the exterior of a house. This machine is very easy to start and it really cleans like a pro.
Ratings : Generac 6022 Ratings

AR Blue Clean AR118
AR Blue Clean AR118
1500 PSI 1.58 GPM, Universal Electric Motor, Automatic Start/Stop, Weight 19 lbs
It's small and lightweight so it can easily be carried from area to area and is perfect for the average residential cleaning job. This is a compact little unit that is very well built. It has a long electrical cord, which is a plus over other units.
Ratings : AR Blue Clean AR118 Ratings

Karcher K 5.540
Karcher K 5.540
2000 PSI 1.4 GPM, Pressurized Hose Reel, Weight 31 lbs, 1-Year Warranty
This unit is noticeably quieter than most electric models. The compact design is a definite plus for finding a storage spot for it easily. It tackles normal cleaning jobs well like washing vehicles.
Ratings : Karcher K 5.540 Ratings

Powerworks 51102
Powerworks 51102
1700 PSI 1.4 GPM, Built-in Hose Reel & 2 Soap Tanks, Weight 43 lbs, 1Y Warranty
It is perfect for light to medium duty jobs around the home. The thing that sets this unit apart from others is the metal fittings that do not leak. The unit is made for durability and powerful performance.
Ratings : Powerworks 51102 Ratings

Generac 6020/5987
Generac 6020/5987
2500 PSI 2.3 GPM, 196cc OHV Engine, 25' PVC Hose, Non-CARB Compliant
This particular model is ideal because it has a compact size and the machine is well built. It's easy to assemble and use and is designed in a manner that makes it very portable and easy to maneuver around.
Ratings : Generac 6020/5987 Ratings

AR Blue Clean AR240
AR Blue Clean AR240
1750 PSI 1.5 GPM, Automatic Safety Valve, Foam Soap Dispenser, Weight 19 lbs
It's surprisingly small unit that delivers the power necessary to clean all the normal items around the house. It's lightweight and very easy to maneuver around while cleaning. The unit is very stable and does not easily tip because it's not top-heavy.
Ratings : AR Blue Clean AR240 Ratings

Generac 6024/5991
Generac 6024/5991
3000 PSI 2.7 GPM, 212cc OHV Engine, Durable Welded Frame, 30' PVC Hose
The unit is well balanced and easy to use. The design makes it easy to connect the water supply and the pressure hose to the unit. This is a solidly built product and also does a great cleaning job.
Ratings : Generac 6024/5991 Ratings

Simpson PowerShot PS3228-S
Simpson PowerShot PS3228-S
3200 PSI 2.8 GPM, Honda GX200 OHV Engine, 25' PVC Hose, Weight 85 lbs
The Honda engine is a major reason why we give this model a good rating. The frame is nice and sturdy and is a good height. This is a compact machine that is easy to move around and to put into storage when not in use.
Ratings : Simpson PowerShot PS3228-S Ratings

Karcher K 3.540
Karcher K 3.540
1800 PSI 1.5 GPM, Water-Cooled Induction Motor, Detergent Tank, Weight 27 lbs
It has high-quality construction and cooled induction motor, which sets it apart from other machines. It has the features and accessories that are timesaving and makes washing various surfaces possible.
Ratings : Karcher K 3.540 Ratings

Types & Benefits

If you are about to buy a pressure washer, it is advised to have a detailed study on the two widely used models which will make it easy to get the best one which suits you in all ways.

Electric Pressure Washer - It's suitable for light cleaning jobs such as your car or garage floors. It costs less and almost maintenance free. If you want to save, then it will be a right choice as it consumes less amount of water and power. Usually, this washer type is lightweight, which makes it easy to handle it and also produces less noise during its operation.

Gas Pressure Washer - The initial cost of this washer type is high as it uses gasoline for its operations and is a good choice for heavy-duty cleaning projects. They are less portable and noisy compared to electric pressure washer. They deliver high pressure water which is strong enough to remove all the debris, but consumes much water.

Apart from saving time and effort, it also gives many environmental benefits as well. Unnecessary use of cleaning solutions is avoided when a pressure washer is used and this automatically contributes towards a better and healthy environment.

How to Choose

Now that you know the real benefits of a pressure washer, there are certain things that you need to consider before buying one. You must have the knowledge of how these machines work. Getting to know about it operationally is important. There is an engine motor which powers a pump. The pressure on water is then increased which gets delivered through a hose and gets released finally by a wand.

You must know that the cleaning power is measured by the GPM (Gallons per minute) rating in a washer. GPM refers to the volume of water that is being delivered. Last but not the least, before buying a pressure washer; decide the kind of tasks you need to take care of. This will help you in choosing the size and strength of the washer.

1300-1800 PSI
(up to 1.5 GPM)
2000-3000 PSI
(up to 2.5 GPM)
3000+ PSI
(up to 4.0 GPM)
Light duty, less frequent jobs: Car washing, shutter cleaning, spot cleaning, grills, lawn furniture, light mildew/mold removal Heavy duty, more frequent jobs: Deck and pavement cleaning, sidewalks, siding tougher stains Contractor, tough, very frequent, heavy cleaning jobs: Industrial cleaning, concrete pavement, siding, paint stripping, stubborn stains and mildew

The best way to choose is to know your requirements first. If it is to be used for just few hours a week, then a smaller gas or an electrical washer should fulfil the need. In case the requirement is for industrial purposes where the usage is heavy, you need to choose a pressure washer which is of an industrial grade preferably with brass pump heads.

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