Types of Machines for Pressure Washing Your House

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Tips on the type of pressure washers to buy or rent, learn about electric vs. gas pressure washers, and pounds per square inch in this free pressure washing video. View Video Transcript

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Grady Johnson

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Hello my name is Grady Johnson and I'm a professional painter and today I represent expertvillage.com. Okay now I like to talk a little bit about what to pick up when you are looking for a pressure washer. Now when you are getting a pressure washer there are two kinds consider there is the electric pressure washer and the gas pressure washer. Now there is alot of different brands and styles out there and pressure washer could go as high as 6000PSI that is for heavy heavy duty commercial use and you never what to use anything like that on your house. What you are looking for is something in the range of 1500-3000PSI. Now you will find that there are some consumer pressure washers that are electric that will work for you. I have seen some of these that have done a really great job and some of them have nice pressure. You do need to check it though and if you are just washing the house, you don't have a whole lot of old paint to take off they would work just fine. However, if you are going to get into something that is really heavy duty and you are about to repaint the house I recommend that you use a gas power pressure. You are going to find that the pressure is more consistent and they do a much better job. Now gas power pressure washers will go from anywhere from 2000 all the way up to 6000 PSI. Don't get anything over a 3000 though that is just for commercial use and it is going to blow off the wood off of your house it is to much pressure. Try to stay around 2000 whenever you are doing any painting. This electric consumer pressure washer are fine if you are doing general maintenance on your house. It is good for blowing the leafs off of your roof or just kind of washing down the wall if you don't have to do a heavy duty scrub job. Also these consumer hand pressure washer this is something that you might want to buy they are not very expensive you could get them as cheap as $500 and even as low as a couple of hundred dollars. When you go for something like this though when are looking for a heavy duty gas power pressure washer that is going to cost you a little bit more. You are going to have to pay a big price for that I will recommend that you do rent that. So these are the two basic pressure washers that you are going to look for. I do recommend that you pick up something that is around 1500-3000 PSI if you are doing any kind of painting. But if you are going to sort of wash the house down and clear the stuff off roof and just to get the leaves off of the sidewalk then you could use on of the consumer electric version which have a lower PSI or pounds for square inch. But these are the two basic pressure washers you want to look for when you are going to pressure wash your house.