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How To Use a Pressure Washer

Pressure washers are one of the most favorite cleaning machines, says Best Life Online. They can clean fast, and the whole process is highly satisfying. Before we study how these pressure washers work, you need to understand that two types of pressure washers are available in the market. Water and gas pressure washers both work in almost the same way. The main difference is in the PSI and GPM.

Pressure washers use high water pressure to clean almost anything, so you must learn to use them first.

NOTE: It is essential that you take full precautions before turning on the pressure washer.

Here is everything you need to learn to use a pressure washer efficiently.

How do pressure washers work?

To learn to use pressure washers properly, you must first learn how they work. It doesn’t matter whether you are using a gas or electric pressure washer; both work on the same phenomena, say the experts at Reviews Bite. These powerful machines use a garden hose and turn it into high pressures of 1,000 – 3,000+ PSI. When water is sprayed with high pressure, it can clean almost anything. This phenomenon is simple, the higher the water pressure is, the more tough stains you will target.

How to use a pressure washer?

The first thing you need to do is to read the manual. They have written everything in detail. You will find everything there is to know.

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Attach the accessories

Normally, pressure washers come fully intact. All you need to do is to attach some accessories and get the water running.

First, you need to brush off any dirt from the targeted area. Then connect the water hose from the water inlet. Make sure that there is no dirt or debris in the inlet. Give it a test run without turning on the machine. If the water is running smoothly, you are good to go. Now, fill the detergent tank. Make a dilute solution of your favorite soap/ detergent (

Start the engine

When you have given it test runs and checked it for leaks and damage, it’s time to get started properly. Make sure that the pressure washer is stable and pull the starter thread to start the pressure washer.

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Avoid using a 0-degree nozzle.

It is recommended not to use a zero-degree pressure washer nozzle. Especially if you are a beginner, this nozzle uses extremely high water pressure, which can damage the target. It can literally break the windows and rip the paint off from walls and cars. Remember to be extremely cautious while using a pressure washer. It is color-coded in red. Even if you plan on using it, make sure you are not using it on a fragile target. Toddlers should not be around while using it as it can cause serious injuries.

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Prepare your surrounding

It is important that you need to prepare your surroundings. When using high water pressure, you need to clear out space first, reminds Science Direct. If there is any furniture, wires, toys, potted plants, pets, etc. Move them to a safe space and then start cleaning. You need to understand that misuse of a pressure washer can be extremely hazardous. Never get in the way of the water spray, and never let children use it. 

Dress appropriately

Dressing according to your task is one of the most critical steps. Avoid wearing loose clothing or flip-flops. Get the protective gear, including safety goggles, work gloves, enclosed shoes, ear protection, and pants. Ear protection is only necessary when using a gas pressure washer, as it can be deafening and cause hearing problems.

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