Commercial and industrial pressure washers, for example, require more heavier-duty components than pressure washers intended for domestic use. Unfortunately, many commercial and industrial users make the error of purchasing home pressure washer machines because they are less expensive; yet, they will never be able to handle the workloads that commercial and industrial users face. As a result, pressure washers will break down more frequently and have a shorter lifespan than commercial and industrial pressure washers.
Commercial cleaning companies, facilities maintenance, food production, manufacturing industries, real estate maintenance, graffiti removal, automobile washing, and a variety of other applications use pressure washers and general pressure washing equipment on a daily basis. Industrial pumps, motors, and other heavy-duty components are used in commercial and industrial pressure washers. The pressure washer type is mostly determined by the pressure washer application.
Cold water pressure washers, hot water pressure washers, and steam pressure washers are all types of pressure washers. Cold water pressure washers produce water at temperatures similar to the inlet water temperature, making them ideal for cleaning dirt and other contaminants that do not require heat removal.
Hot water pressure washers, which can reach temperatures of up to 200° F, are ideal for applications requiring the removal of grease, oil, and other things that cold water pressure washers either cannot or will take too long to remove.
When it comes to cleaning automobiles, trucks and construction equipment, food contact surfaces, and more, hot water pressure washers out perform cold water pressure washers.
When it comes to eliminating filth, grease, food, chewing gum on concrete, graffiti, and numerous other contaminants, steam pressure washers employ heating coils to achieve temperatures up to 330° F. They are considerably superior to either cold water pressure washers or hot water pressure washers. Stainless steel or heavy carbon heating coils are the most dependable, and they aid in the creation of extremely high temperatures that make all the difference.
Another advantage of steam pressure washers is that they don't need chemicals, unlike cold water pressure washers and many hot water pressure washer applications. High steam pressure washer temperatures are superior to hot water and cold water pressure washers for sanitising and disinfecting. If you want to boost the cleaning power of the overall cleaning process, we recommend using only green cleaning agents made entirely of organic materials.
To make essentially "wet steam," steam pressure washers use propane, kerosene, gasoline, or heating oil. We emphasise "wet steam" because the wet, high-temperature flow is critical for not only dissolving but also washing away the pollutants.
Dry steam cleaners or vapour steam cleaners - "Dry steam" cleaners have a fraction of the pressure of steam pressure washers, but they lack the flow necessary to remove contaminants from the surface.
Like steam pressure washers, the power of dry steam cleaners is measured in psi, however dry steam cleaners normally emit just 60 psi or slightly higher, compared to steam pressure washers that can reach 4000 psi. Unfortunately, because dry steam cleaners need boilers to heat, the flow, which starts off stronger at first, gradually loses power as it tries to sustain steam over time. This is simply the nature of boiler-generated steam for applications requiring stable, continuous water flow.
While pressure washers use a continuous stream of water to clean nonstop, dry steam cleaners either have a boiler that needs to be refilled when the water level drops below a certain level, or the technology includes a refill chamber that feeds the boiler so you can add water without having to turn it off and on.
The idea is that dry steam cleaners should not be confused with steam pressure washers. The difference is night and day, and you'll spend time and money attempting to clean surfaces and substances that require wet steam pressure washers rather than dry steam cleaners.
Electricity, propane, gasoline, heating oil, or kerosene can all be used to power pressure washers. If you want to use a hot water pressure washer or a steam pressure washer, the powering method is just as vital as the heating method. Gas pressure washers, propane pressure washers, and other pressure washers that do not require a power cord to an electrical outlet are in high demand for mobile applications. You can certainly acquire a gasoline-powered generator to which an electric pressure washer can be connected if desired.
When it comes to choosing the correct pressure washers, the application and pressure washing locations are frequently key considerations. If you're pressure washing outside, you can use almost any sort of pressure washer unless certain rules mandate you to utilise a specific technology. Be cautious: water flow and contamination of the water supply must be considered, especially since the EPA may levy substantial fines if pressure washer effluent enters storm drains.
The use of a pressure washer indoors is a different storey. A food processing plant may require a steam pressure washer, but EPA, OSHA, and other rules may prohibit the facility from heating the pressure washer with propane, diesel, kerosene, or heating oil. Another issue could be that the pressure washer's flow rate produces more water than the facility can handle. Many food processing businesses lack sufficient drainage for pressure washers that produce up to 5 gallons per minute of water (gpm). If you can't utilise a steam pressure washer in your facility, you might want to try a high-pressure, hot-water electric pressure washer.