Learn How to Pressure Wash
There are many people who consider pressure washers to be the best invention when it comes to cleaning equipments. The cleaning power that they are able to generate allows them to clean surfaces in minutes, something that will usually take hours if you were to clean these surfaces by hand. The cleaning efficiency they offer makes them indispensable for many, whether for residential, commercial, or industrial cleaning applications. In fact, many home owners find them to be essential when it comes to cleaning their cars, boats, and other equipments and surfaces. The examples below teaches how to pressure wash your car and your boat.
Pressure Washing Your Car
If you have both a car and a pressure washer, you will know just how convenient it is to clean your car using a pressure washer. If you have noticed, every car wash business uses pressure washers when cleaning their customer’s car. This alone can be enough proof of their effectiveness as well as their efficiency when it comes to cleaning cars. If you have a pressure washer unit, you will enjoy the advantage of its cleaning power as you will be able to clean your car in less time while doing less work. This is possible because a pressure washing unit is capable of generating enough force to propel water at great speeds which is enough to remove most dust, dirt, mud, and muck clinging on the surface of the car.
If you live somewhere in the north where they spray salt to melt the ice on icy roads, you will know just how helpful salt can be in clearing up the ice on the road to prevent cars from slipping. However, just as being helpful does not mean it does not have any consequences on its use. As we all know, salt can hasten the formation of rust and if your vehicle gets a spray of salt here and there from passing cars, then the possibility of rust formation in your car is inevitable. This makes it very important to clean your car regularly to prevent rust from building up in your car. In order to clean your car properly, you can either go to a car wash, or if you have a pressure washer, you can do this from the comforts of your home. Although washing your car personally may require a bit of your time and energy, the reward of doing hands-on cleaning however allows you to give your cleaning that more personal touch.
If you live on warmer climates and regions, you will without doubt be plagued with dust and sand. There are times the dust on your car can get too thick that you will be able to scribble your name using your fingers on it. The truth is regardless of where you live, washing your car is a must if you want to ensure that your car not only looks good, but also stays looking good.
When pressure washing your car, it is suggested that you have a good idea of how much pressure you unit can generate as too much pressure have the capacity to strip off paint. If your unit generates around 1200PSI to 2000PSI, this would be enough to not cause any concern. However, if you unit generates a much higher pressure, it is suggested to perform your washing from a distance of at least 10 feet first to lessen the force impacting the surface of your car. From that gap, start closing the distance until your desired cleaning effect is achieved. Remember this distance throughout your cleaning task. If possible, it is best to wash it first using a chemical injector to apply car detergent while using a 25° spray tip. This will allow you to soften and remove the dirt while applying car detergent at the same time. Make sure to start from the top going down so that no dirty water gets to the part that has already been cleaned. Once your done applying car detergent and removing the dirt from your car, start using the 40° spray tip to rinse your car from any detergents and residues. Once you are done rinsing, it is heavily suggested to dry your car.
Pressure Washing Your Boat
Having your very own boat can be lots of fun. Whether you use it for fishing or for cruising, a boat is an investment that you need to take care of. One of the most important aspects in maintaining your boat is to make sure it is always clean. A boat that is not regularly cleaned will likely deteriorate not just in looks, but also in condition. This makes it very important to regularly clean your boat to maintain both its looks and condition. There are exactly two ways of cleaning your boat. The first would be to hire a professional boat cleaning company to do the job for you. Although this can be a bit pricey, if you have money to spare, this would be a great option because these professionals will likely know what they are doing. The second option would be to clean the boat yourself, or if you have mates, you can ask them to help you with your cleaning task.
Cleaning the boat yourself or with friends without the necessary equipment can be back-breaking work, especially if all you have are bucket, soap, and brush. However, things will be a bit different if you have a pressure washer unit. As mentioned above, pressure washers generate great amounts of pressure which can be very helpful when cleaning surfaces. However, this pressure can also cause damage to sensitive and delicate surfaces so you should be wary of where not to spray.
If you are going to use a pressure washer to clean your boat, make sure that all doors, windows, and port holes are closed so that no stray water gets inside the cabin. It is also important to cover any electronics and other vital electrical equipments that are installed on the deck. Make sure to remove all unnecessary items that should not get wet before commencing. Once you’re all cleared up and ready to pressure wash, start by cleaning the top going down to ensure that no dirty water gets to the already cleaned portions. If you have a telescoping wand, use it to reach elevated areas to prevent you from having to climb up and reach them. Similar to pressure washing cars, if you have a chemical dispenser, use it to dispense detergent. Once that is done, make sure to rinse the detergent and never allow it or any chemicals to sit on painted surfaces for more than 10 minutes, otherwise, they may damage or remove the shine of the paint. Once you are done rinsing, make sure that the water has drained properly from the deck.