The most versatile category of pressure washers, those ranging from 2,000 to 3,200 PSI effectively clean cars (including the most well-used off-road vehicles), home siding, fences, boats and grimy garage floors. Those closer to 3,200 PSI work effectively on tough stains, too.
How do I choose a pressure washer for my home?
Gallons Per Minute (GPM) – Water flow is measured in GPM. The higher the GPM, the more surface area a pressure washer can clean in a minute. If Washer A has a 2GPM rating and Washer B has a 4GPM rating, Washer B will clean twice as quickly because it uses 2x as much water every minute for cleaning.
Is 3000 PSI too much for a car?
As long as you use the correct nozzle while power washing your car, 3,000 psi pressure is okay to use. However, it’s recommended to limit the pressure between 1,500 and 1,600 psi.
What size pressure washer do I need to clean concrete?
To clean concrete effectively, use a power washer with a pressure rating of at least 3000 psi and a flow rate of at least 4 gallons per minute (gpm).
What PSI is safe for washing cars?
In fact, the best PSI for car wash that can effectively and safely clean a car is around 1200 to 1900 PSI. The max PSI for car wash you can use should be only 1900 PSI. So to be safe, use a pressure washer with a PSI around the range of 1200 to 1900 PSI. Around that PSI range will suffice for thoroughly washing a car.
Are electric pressure washers any good?
Electrical pressure washers have the benefit of lower upfront costs and few additional maintenance needs. Electric pressure washers cost less on average, are easier to start and weigh less than gas models. They are also quieter than gas models, due to the lower psi.
What is the difference between a power washer and a pressure washer?
The main difference with power washing vs. pressure washing is the heat. The jet wash in a power washing machine uses heated water, whereas the water in a pressure washer is not heated.
What’s more important in a pressure washer PSI or GPM?
When choosing a pressure washer, PSI and GPM are both equally important. The PSI refers to the amount of pressure produced and GPM refers to the amount of water flow. Each SIMPSON pressure washer is designed to have the correct combination of PSI and GPM to have the most effective cleaning experience for your needs.
How much PSI do I need for a two story house?
These high-pressure washers have a maximum pressure of 2800 PSI and a flow rate of 3-4 GPM. Electronic power pressures may do the washing, but it will take a bit longer to complete your task. Cleaning a two-story house is an energy-intensive operation that requires a heavy-duty, gas-powered pressure washer.