How Pressure Washer Cleaner Works
Pressure washing tips and techniques
Once you have the basic operation down, you’ll soon learn how to get the most efficient clean with any surface. There are various tips and tricks that will help you along the way.
Set a schedule – Don’t be a one-hit wonder. Set a cleaning schedule to minimize wasted water, fuel, and detergent. Every surface will require a different schedule depending on its material and exposure to the elements, among other things.
How to use a pressure washer
Operation of a gas or electric washer is similar, but there are a few differences to keep in mind. Always read the owner’s manual thoroughly for instructions specific to YOUR washer.
Step by step, follow these general instructions:
- Sweep or brush all loose dirt and debris from the surface you’re cleaning.
- Connect a garden hose to the water inlet. Make sure your hose can supply the required GPM for the machine. To measure, time how long it takes for your garden hose to fill a 5-gallon bucket at full flow. For a 2.5 GPM washer, you’d need up to a 50-foot hose with a ¾ inch inside diameter.
- Make sure both garden and pressure hose are free of clogs and kinks.
- Fill the detergent reservoir (if using a cleaner) with a detergent solution.
- Set the spray wand to off or a low-pressure setting to prevent kickback when the washer is started. Washers with variable nozzles should be on a low-pressure, wide angle setting. At this point, make sure there’s no tip on a washer that uses interchangeable tips.
- Turn the faucet on fully.
- Sweeze wand trigger to release air pressure.
- Check hose connections for leaks.
- To start the engine or motor: For a gas power washer, adjust the choke and throttle if needed, brace your foot against a wheel to steady the machine, then pull the starter cord to start the engine. For electric, plug into a grounded, GFCI outlet and flip the on/off switch to “on”.
- Let water run through the machine for about a minute to prime the system. But never let it idle for longer than 3-5 minutes to prevent overheating the pump.
- With trigger off, attach a low pressure nozzle, or keep adjustable nozzle on low. Always start with low pressure and work your way up.
- Hold the wand with both hands. Plant feet firmly on the ground.
- Start with low pressure, about 18 inches from cleaning surface. Move in a side-to side motion at a 45 degree angle to the surface.
- Keep moving. Don’t stay in one spot or you risk damage to the surface. Move the spray in overlapping lines to avoid streaks.
- If you need more pressure, try moving the spray closer to the surface, but no more than 6 inches away. Or lock the trigger on the wand and attach a higher pressure tip.
A Pressure Washer Surface Cleaner Needs?
A surface cleaner attachment provides professional-grade cleaning with its double-spinning nozzle design. You don’t experience any streaking problems due to its ability to keep nozzles at a fixed height from the surface.The splash-free skirt keeps you dry while you clean.You can get the job done up to 4X faster than the usual spray nozzles. Efficiently clean horizontal surfaces like driveways, garage floors, sidewalks as well as vertical areas like garage doors and home sidings.Versatile: This surface cleaner works with both Electric ang Gas Powered pressure washers giving you wide options for use!
How To Use:
- Clear away loose and large debris that could impede the motion of the surface cleaner.
- Connect the water supply to the pressure washer
- Attach the surface cleaner to the high-pressure hose, much like you would a standard wand assembly, making sure all connections are firmly in place.
- Turn on the water and start the pressure washer.
- Squeeze the trigger gun - the nozzles under the surface cleaner will begin to rotate and create pressure, allowing the surface cleaner to glide along the surface.
- It is important to keep the surface cleaner moving to ensure an even cleaning pattern.