With the help of man-made tools, such as a pressure washer, don’t be surprised on the upgrade of its power. Pressure washer is a mechanical device sprayer used to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from various surfaces. Most models display the volume of water by the gallon and the pressure are expressed commonly expressed in pounds per inch, pascals, or bar.
There are different types of pressure washers and they are generally categorized based on their power source:
· Petrol Driven
This type is commonly used by professional driveway cleaners. Petrol driven pressure washers are very powerful and reliable. They are also economical as compared to the diesel type. The down side is that apart from the loud noise that they generate when in use, it is not advisable to use this machine in an enclosed space due to the harmful carbon monoxide fumes that they release. Portable pressure washers of this type are also commonly available.
· Diesel Driven
There’s actually not much of a difference between diesel driven high pressure washers and petrol driven pressure washers; apart from that they do not omit as much carbon monoxide as that of the latter. But still, they are not advisable for use in closed spaces. They are also expensive to buy but may be cost-efficient in the long run because you are using diesel to run it.
· Single Phase Electric
This particular type of electric pressure washer is relatively quiet as compared to the other two. Since it uses electricity, there is no danger of harmful fumes, thus it is advisable for use on enclosed spaces. Most single phase electric pressure washer can run on a 240v power supply. Downside is that most electric washer types do not last as long as the diesel and petrol counterpart.
· 3 Phase Electric
Powered by electricity, this specific type can produce as much power as that of the diesel and petrol-run types. Although it must be noted that they are a bit pricey. They are also a bit ‘demanding’ to use because you must supply them with at least 415v power in order to run on its optimum.