In the olden days, cleaning simply involved regular soap and water. As the years passed, dirt and grime became tougher and harder to remove, even with the help of brushes and special cleansers. To solve this dilemma, pressure washing was invented. This particular kind of heavy duty cleaning uses machines with high pressure sprays that are called pressure washers. These things blast copious amounts of water to obliterate dust, dirt, mud, grime, mold and old, loose paint from surfaces.
Pressure washers are composed of a high pressure hose with a trigger switch similar to guns and an engine that drives a water pump. Its engine may be powered by gas, petrol, diesel or electric motor.
Other machine types include washers that use hydraulic high pressure, ultra high pressure and a high pressure steam cleaner. Some pressure washers use injectors (upstream or downstream) to introduce detergents into the water to aid in cleaning. Upstream injectors use low pressure to introduce detergents before the water enters the pump. Downstream injectors use high pressure to introduce the detergents after the water leaves the pump.
Pressure washing increases the velocity of water through the hose, which creates high pressure that is powerful enough to clean the dirtiest things or places just by pulling the trigger switch. They can be used for residential, commercial and industrial purposes. Dingy concrete surfaces including muddy garages, paths, driveways, patios, wooden decks, oil-spilled roads, gas stations, gutters, old houses and derelict buildings hugely benefit from it. It provides fast and thorough cleansing.
Pressure washers can also be used to clean grimy metals, vehicles, fences, bricks and furniture. Some newer models use hot water when cleaning filthy surfaces to make it truly spotless and to guarantee that the areas are properly sanitized.
Pressure washing is best left to the professionals or those who are very experienced in using pressure washers because it can be very dangerous to operate. Its sheer force is enough to destroy objects or propel them at great distances. Never aim it at people or animals because they can cause severe, life-threatening injuries.
These high-powered machines can reportedly remove the flesh from the bone! Due to its high risks and because accidents are bound to happen, they must be kept out of reach from children, unsupervised teenagers and inexperienced users. Safety precautions must always be observed when using pressure washers, or even by just being around someone who is using one. It is always best to hire a professional Charlotte pressure washing contractor for any house washing or exterior cleaning you need that will use a power washer. If you are looking for pressure washing Charlotte, contact us today!