WINTER CLEANING – WHICH PRESSURE WASHERS TO CHOOSE FOR YOUR HOME?

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Australia is known for its backward seasons. When the globe is suffering through the long winters, we are enjoying the sun filled Christmas season, and when the world is getting its season of rebirth that is Spring. We are kicking off to our winters.

Melbourne winters in particular are colder as compared to other parts of Australia. Rather than experience any snowfall it is extremely frosty and foggy. So, Melbournians would want to keep their homes pleasant, clean and cozy for the winters to come.

One of the easy, fast and efficient ways of tackling yearly winter cleaning of your house is with the help of pressure washing.
Hence you should consider buying a pressure washer for your home. However, it can be a daunting task as the market is saturated with pressure washer brands, so let’s consider some tips to help in finding the one that fits best to your home cleaning needs.
The initial point of consideration is that what grade of pressure washer you require.
Pressure washers have 3 main categories of grades:

  • Consumer
  • Semi-pro
  • Commercial

Each grade offers a different extent of value and standard of the relative product.
For instance, if you are a regular home owner and you want to use your pressure washer for just few small cleaning purposes such as washing your car or cleaning your porch then a consumer model will be best for you.
For bigger and heavier tasks of regular usage a semi-pro or a commercial grade pressure washer would be more appropriate.
Now that you are clear on buying a pressure washer and what grade to buy, you need to decide on your power preference, you can get petrol, diesel, gas, or even electric powered pressure washers. For the purpose and relevance of this article we decided to comment on Electric and Petrol washers as these are the most common and versatile pressure washers for home owners.

ELECTRIC

Electric pressure washers are good for cleaning small enclosed spaces like cars in garages, patios or porches. They are less expensive and designed to fit small spaces so they are portable. However, they are limited when it comes to bigger jobs and are less powerful as compared to petrol washers, however, they require much less maintenance.  They are also much quieter units as opposed to a petrol or diesel pressure washer.

PETROL

A more powerful pressure washer, petrol washers are very strong even if they are small in size. Even the smallest petrol pressure washers are stronger than many large electric pressure washers.
Unlike electric pressure washers, petrol pressure washers are used for their added power to clean larger surfaces such as boat decks, drive ways, house exteriors etc. Unfortunately, petrol pressure washers are much more expensive than the electric powered pressure washers. They are expensive and louder too.

MORE FACTORS TO CONSIDER

  • A clutch drive pump rather than manual one would save you money and energy.
  • Electrically powered engine would not require manual effort to start.
  • Upstream soap introduction to the pump will make cleaning easier.
  • Check for enhanced protection factors.
  • A filter strainer will increase equipment longevity.

So whether you buy a petrol, diesel or an electric one, pressure washers will undeniably make your day to day winter cleaning easier and more efficient.