Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Take Care with High-PSI Pressure Washers
Many lances include an adjustment dial or lever which regulates the stream, letting the operator focus the spray on a single, small area, or widening the jet’s reach to cover a larger area.
Naturally, higher velocity equals greater force available for dislodging dirt particles. Greater force means less water is used during the cleaning process, helping you clean faster. This, in turn, saves water, chemical costs, and time, getting you to the next job faster.
On the other side of the equation, high-pressure water jets can cause permanent damage to the surface you are cleaning if the surface is painted, soft, or sensitive to force.
It is always recommended you use the lowest pressure possible to effectively get the job done. To ensure you don’t cause any lasting damage, test your water jet on an inconspicuous area beforehand.