5 Incredibly Useful Tips Regarding Petrol Pressure Washer

Posted by MyGenerator on August 8th, 2016

Pressure washers provide thorough and effective cleaning while reducing the need for excessive labour. They are incredible tools for any cleaning job. Pressure washers produce a high-pressure water jet that can get rid of the most stubborn stains and debris. Petrol pressure washers were once only used in industrial and commercial cleaning but with their increasing ease of use and effectiveness has made them a favourite for common household cleaning too.

At home, a pressure washer can be used for cleaning your patio or driveway or you can use them as a garden watering hose. Regular cleaning with a pressure washer will not let the rot and dirt damage your decks, fittings, and sidings. Plus, it also creates a hygienic environment by removing accumulated pollen, dirt, mildew, and fungus. In a way, it protects your family by removing the potential threats for diseases and infection.

Pressure washers are useful tools, but one should be careful when using them, especially the petrol operated ones. Here, some tips about using a petrol pressure washer with safety and effectiveness are discussed briefly.

•Starting a Pressure Washer: Electric pressure washers are easy to start but starting petrol one requires a few more initial steps. First, you should clean all the debris from the inlet filter and then connect any cleaning accessory like detergent or chemical cleaner. Before starting, run the water from the washer for a minute so that any air can be expelled. After this, ensure there is plenty of fresh fuel and oil and you can then pull the starter cord and start the washer.

•Using Nozzles: You should use different types of nozzles for different cleaning needs. It this, a petrol pressure works just like a drill where you use the correct sized drill bits for the perfect hole. Likewise, you should use the appropriate nozzle and accessory. It will not only save water but also your precious time. For example; use a turbo hammer nozzle for cleaning concrete with tough stains – it focusses the spray at zero degrees on the aimed area.

•Using Accessories: You can also use cleaning accessories such as brushes and detergents to make the cleaning more effective. Be mindful of how you use them. As an example, for best results, use just water for loosening the dirt and then use detergent and or other cleaning chemicals to completely remove it. Finally, use plain water again to ‘rinse’ the area.

•Follow Safety Guidelines: Above all else, you should follow all the safety guidelines when using a petrol pressure washer. They generate extremely high pressure, and if not used properly, they can cause serious injury. You should wear safety glasses during the operation and never point the jet at people or pets. You should not put your fingers in front of the jet either. Never use a petrol washer while standing on a ladder unless you are wearing a harness. Newton’s laws trump cockiness on the best of days, and it is not a good idea to challenge them without adequate safety gear. Plus, you must not spray any electrical objects like circuit boards and maintain at least a 10 feet distance from the object you are cleaning.

•Regular Maintenance: A pressure washer, like any other engine based machine, like a car, generator, or lawnmower needs regular servicing and maintenance. Petrol pressure washers can be damaged or seize up if not used for more than a month. You should also put antifreeze if temperatures in your area fall below freezing. Keeping these things in mind will ensure longevity.

About the author:
Steve Reynolds, Power Product Expert at My Generator is a small engine specialist with particular expertise in Generators, Water Pumps, Pressure Washers and other Outdoor Power Equipment products. Outside of work; an avid caravan enthusiast who enjoys time on the road and has gained years of familiarity with Caravan & Camping products also. A passion for power products used for work, home and leisure!

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