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07-30-2019 05:40 AM
johndisuzabiz I think it will be better to rent a service instead of buying a new one....
12-05-2018 03:16 AM
jakefinn Thank you !! Amazing post shared by you, Author. Best ways to describe the pros and cons of the pressure washers.
12-05-2018 03:15 AM
jakefinn Nice post !! Very helpful for us.
12-04-2018 01:11 PM
cbza I just picked up a Koblenz HTL-370V pressure washer for $200 from their online store. It's pretty new, but it's pretty dang solid. You don't need to connect a hose as it's got an eight-gallon tank built in. Makes it's pretty convenient around the house. I can't post links yet but take a look on their online store!
10-28-2018 10:47 AM
lamda213 Pros and Cons: Gas vs. Electric Pressure Washers

When buying a pressure washer that is meant to be used for cleaning a car, the options are almost endless. You have to think about price, cleaning performance, ease of use, durability, and warranty, among other things. Nonetheless, one of the first considerations would be whether you should go for an electric pressure washer or one that is gas-powered.

To provide you with a better understanding of which one is more suitable for your needs, in this section, we will have a look at the pros and cons of each of them.

Electric Pressure Washers

As the name shows, this type would require a supply of electricity to be powered. There is a plug that needs to be connected to an electrical current.

Pros:

Affordable: Compared to its counterpart, the electric pressure washers are generally cheaper, making it the perfect choice for people who have a tight budget.
Lightweight: Because there is no gas tank that needs to be filled, another advantage is that it usually has minimal weight. This means that moving it around will be easier, and hence, it can minimize fatigue.
Operates Quietly: Using a pressure washer can be annoying, basically because it can produce a loud noise. Luckily, if it is electric, more often than not, the noise can be kept to a minimum.
Easy to Use: If you want a pressure washer that is user-friendly, this will be a good choice. You simply have to push the start button and the engine will be activated.
Cons:

Limited Power: If you look at the technical specifications of electric pressure washers, one thing you will easily notice is that they are less powerful. This means that they must be limited to small and medium-duty cleaning applications.
Lack of Portability: With an electric pressure washer, you need to have a supply of electricity, which makes it not portable. Also, the length of the cord might limit your movements.
Gas Pressure Washers

For more demanding cleaning applications, pressure washers that are powered by gas can be the better alternative.

Pros:

Powerful Cleaning Performance: Without a doubt, this is its biggest advantage over its electric counterparts. It is perfect for industrial and heavy-duty applications. This is an ideal investment for a car wash shop because of its incredible power.
Portable: If you need to clean cars in different locations or in places where there is no supply of electricity, this type should be your choice. there is no power cord. It can be heavy, but given the fact that most of them have well-designed wheels, moving it around will be almost effortless on your end.
Cleans Quickly: Because of the powerful motor, it will allow you to accomplish a cleaning task quicker, even when you have to deal with tough stain and dirt.
Cons:

Requires More Maintenance: One of the drawbacks is that it requires more effort when it comes to maintenance. To be specific, you will need to check oil levels and make sure gas is drained prior to storage.
Expensive: The power of this pressure washer is the reason why it is more expensive. Most novices stay away from its because of its high price.
Best Electric Pressure Washers for Cars:

Sun Joe SPX3000 Electric Pressure Washer

Karcher K5 Electric Pressure Washer

AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer

Greenworks GPW1951 Pressure Washer
05-18-2018 12:41 AM
Cleanupcrew
Just hire one.

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Originally Posted by Mack V View Post
I have 1 grand to spend on a new pressure washer. It will be cold water and won't be used for commercial use. I would say maybe 30 hours a year. I tend to overkill equipment I buy so I hope I will be ok on the budget.
For 30 hours a year, just hire a decent machine rather than buy a $1000 machine.
03-09-2018 07:07 PM
h2oprowash
Im New and have some questions

Hello I am new to forum and I have pressure washed many houses and decks over the years as being a house painter and owning a property maintenance company. But just recently looking at starting strictly a house washing service. I always washed off of ladders and used bleach as my cleaning solution. I mostly used the pressure of the water to get surfaces clean versus using the chemicals to do most the work. I did have one time a wood sided red house i washed with diluted bleach turned slightly green. Luckily I was painting it...lol So although i have many hours on a pressure washer it was always a add on service so i really don't know much about the business and technique. Thanks in advance for any advice
02-24-2018 06:46 PM
profcleaning I wouldn't go electric.Shock for one thing.

I bought a Dewalt, works great, but make sure whatever you buy that it has normal size couplers so you can replace hoses
easily and without a bunch of trouble.

You also don't want some wonky pump that no one has ever heard of.Might need a replacement part.

Make sure you have a zero tip and the attachment that allows you to spray soaps and waxes (or whatever you use)
As you don't want to apply cleaner with a hand sprayer.

Start Your Cleaning Business the Right Way
02-23-2018 11:16 AM
PressureWash Hey Mack,
According to your demand, i suggest choosing an electric pressure washer with around 2000 PSI and 1.5-2.0 GPM. You can find out more detailed review of
<a href="https://bestpowertoolsforyou.com/best-power-washer-reviews/">pressure washer according to your need</a>

Cheers!
02-12-2018 08:01 AM
Ultimate Roof Cleaning
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Originally Posted by RoofCleaningNashville View Post
4 GPM should work fine for that. Much more than 6 gpm and most homes can not keep up with the demand.
He will still need a buffer tank. Most homes cannot keep up with 3gpm.
02-12-2018 05:31 AM
carpetcleaningfulham Jet-USA 3800PSI High Speed Electric Dishwasher RX550 is my best solution!!!!
02-12-2018 03:01 AM
RobertG
I 2nd this!

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Originally Posted by John View Post
I love my Dewalt 3700 PSI pressure washer. It cost $1000 but is very worth it. you need the best so you can deliver the best. I also rent a hot water when needed since they are so expensive to purchase.
I'm with John. the Dewalt 3700 has giving us hours and hours of flawless use! Was recommend to me by a buddy...glad I actually listened to his rantings this time!
02-07-2011 07:29 AM
AtlanticGreenPro That's a nice set-up!

Thanks.
02-07-2011 07:20 AM
Pressure Cleaning
Pressure Washing Equipment

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Originally Posted by AtlanticGreenPro View Post
Actually I have a similar question. I'm in the market for a quality pressure washer unit as an additional line for our surface restoration business.

I'm, looking for a quality commercial self contained trailer with everything mounted on it that's capable of carrying it's own water supply as well as the washer and heating unit.

Any help, direction, advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dale
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...2903_200342903
02-06-2011 07:17 AM
AtlanticGreenPro Actually I have a similar question. I'm in the market for a quality pressure washer unit as an additional line for our surface restoration business.

I'm, looking for a quality commercial self contained trailer with everything mounted on it that's capable of carrying it's own water supply as well as the washer and heating unit.

Any help, direction, advice would be greatly appreciated.

Dale
01-13-2011 09:32 AM
Pressure Cleaning
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Originally Posted by Mack V View Post
I have 1 grand to spend on a new pressure washer. It will be cold water and won't be used for commercial use. I would say maybe 30 hours a year. I tend to overkill equipment I buy so I hope I will be ok on the budget.
You can also visit this site for more pressure washing information
01-11-2011 07:18 AM
Peerless We use a 5.5 and a 4 gpm built by a local shop.
I recommend using a local shop and paying a little more for the benefits.

FWIW- if you just need a machine to soap and rinse houses, go with a roller pump. Much faster, higher reach and will be much easier.
01-10-2011 10:13 PM
Pressure Cleaning This is a good time a year to purchase a pressure washer for those looking to get into this business.
01-08-2011 05:03 PM
Pressure Cleaning A 4 gpm washer is all good that's what most pros start out with and you don't need any more for residential service. If you don't mind what did you get?
03-22-2010 05:58 AM
Superbpack
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Originally Posted by John View Post
I love my Dewalt 3700 PSI pressure washer. It cost $1000 but is very worth it. you need the best so you can deliver the best. I also rent a hot water when needed since they are so expensive to purchase.
I do agree with you, I've been testing a few models of “Dewalt pressure washers” they really work fine. The new pressure washers from Dewalt are very remarkable. With the improvement that Dewalt has made on some of these models I believe that they have found a means to raise the lifespan on these units.

Best Regards,
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