Pros and Cons of an Electric Pressure Washer Vs Petrol Pressure Washer

Posted by mygenerator on February 6th, 2017

Pressure washers, also known as pressure cleaners, can make cleaning your car, outdoor furniture, patio, driveway, garage, and even your boat appear as a relatively easy task. They are extremely efficient at taking off dirt, grime, oil, old paint, etc. from any surface and take a fraction of the time taken for manually cleaning the same object or surface. The basic design of a pressure washer contains a motor, pump, pressure hose and a trigger style wand.

The pressure generated by pressure washers is measured in bars. A light pressure washer such as an electric model generates a pressure of around 100 bars while a medium pressure washer like a petrol pressure washer generates a pressure of around 150 bars and above.

There are plenty of different types of pressure washers available in the market that you can purchase. Some of them are well-suited for personal use while the others are targeted for industrial and commercial use. Two of the most popular pressure washers are electric and petrol pressure washers. Both of them have their own pros and cons, some of which are briefly discussed here.

Electric Pressure Washer
An electric pressure washer is operated using a direct electrical power source, usually mains power. They work great when you are using them from a static location since they need to be connected to a power source. Electric pressure washers do not make a lot of noise and hence, are suitable for domestic use.

Generally speaking, these electric domestic pressure cleaners generate relatively low pressure compared to fuel-based pressure washers. However, you would not have to worry about refuelling your pressure washer when your use an electric pressure washer.

Petrol Pressure Washer
A petrol pressure washer, as the name suggests, uses petrol as fuel. They are able to provide higher pressure as compared to domestic electric pressure washers. These pressure washers are highly portable since they do not need to be connected to a static power source like their electric brethren. Petrol pressure washers do make a fair bit of noise compared to the relatively silent electric pressure washers.

Both the electric pressure washers and petrol pressure washers come at different price points. This is precisely the reason you need to consider your cleaning needs as well as your budget before you choose a pressure washer for yourself.

It is advisable to consider buying pressure washers online since there is a wide array of models and brands available. Also, the online retailers tend to give better deals and discounts on power products which you are less likely to find at a retail store. However, you must find a reliable online seller to purchase a good pressure washer for all your cleaning needs.

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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