Uses and advantagesAs the word Pressure suggests, a pressure washer or cleaner combines a very high flow rate with high pressure together with high steam temperatures in order to provide the user with an effective and powerful cleaning results. Used in both commercial and industrial environments this type of cleaning is best in applications that require heavy duty degreasing.
Heated versions of high-pressure cleaners provide better results than their cold-water counterparts as heat greatly enhances and simplifies any cleaning process, especially when it comes to dissolving grease. Cold water on the other hand is capable of causing greasy particles to harden in clumps that become very difficult to dissolve and remove, unless used with a suitable degreasing solvent. Extremely high temperature steam under high-pressure can on the other hand has the ability to cut through tough grease and oily deposits instantly dissolving it and washing away stubborn dirt and stains.
Ejecting steam at temperatures easily above 330?F, high-pressure cleaners are beneficial in many industries and especially in food manufacturing plants as they are able to deal with large amounts of grease and stains in an acceptable and sanitary way.
However, today pressure machines are available that offer all three pressure-washing capabilities, these being:-
Cold water based
Hot water based
These advanced pressure cleaners allow the user the benefit of all three versions in one user-friendly simple construction. All the user need do is connect the pressure cleaner to a garden hose and with the aid of pressure of up to 8000 psi (that is pounds per square inch), start blasting the dirt, stains and grease away. There are times when additional cleaning power is needed and many of these high-pressure machines offer the user added aid which comes via a pressure chemical injection or a siphon hose and which allows the user to add chemicals to water being that is being forcefully ejected. In today’s climate of eco-friendliness, and for the best results, “green” cleaning formulas should be the first choice. Besides being environmentally safe and non-toxic these cleaners are, in most cases, actually more powerful than what their potentially dangerous counterparts are.
Until quite recently, high-pressure cleaners were the domain of industrial settings, yet with technology producing compact and lightweight cleaners that are reliable, safe and easy to use and it is quite common today to see a variety of cleaners in use in commercial settings, even home environments.