Fall is already upon us and there are a few things that you need to keep in mind in order to ensure that your home will look as good as it has for the rest of the year. An electric pressure washer is one of those things that no home should be without, especially for when the colder seasons are approaching. It is imperative to have an electric pressure washer for cleaning areas that are not as easy to get to without ladders and intrusive devices that may even put you at risk of possible danger when used. Let’s take a look at some of the other reasons why adding an electric pressure washer to your existing assortment of tools is a good idea.
Electric pressure washers offer reasonable amounts of “cleaning power” consisting of GPM in PSI, which relates to how well the machine is able to distribute water pressure in order to forcibly remove grime, scum, and dirt away from the surfaces of your living areas. For most uses they will serve homeowners better than gas powered models, which require constant gasoline refills and cannot be used in the home safely. Not only are electric powered pressure washers more cost-effective and affordable, they can be used for a wider variety of cleaning jobs like seasonal cleanings, the gutters around your patio or roof, and even your furniture displayed on your patio. Not only that, they can be used to even clean your cars or other tools around your home that may be collecting dust from excessive exposure to the elements during the summer time.
Another great thing about electric pressure washers is that most these days come with an assortment of different nozzle attachments that can be used to clean different types of surfaces without damaging delicate aspects of their design. You may want to keep in mind that some models will not be shipped with a variety of nozzles straight out of the box. To make things even easier, most spray nozzles have been color coded for different uses so that users do not accidentally use the wrong one on the wrong area of the home. You will find that many models such as the Greenworks 2000 psi line come with different nozzle types for different settings like soaping, spraying, lifting, stripping, and blasting.
Nobody likes having to lug around heavy tools to take care of chores around the house. Luckily, electric pressure washers usually only weigh between 15 and 35 pounds. Another neat feature of electric pressure washers is that they have a downstream detergent system, which means that it comes after the actual pump itself in the design. This allows for the addition of chemicals to be easier distributed to the areas and which you were wanting to treat. When searching for the model that is right for you, keep in mind that the stainless steel wand will last you a lot longer than a plastic one, reducing the frustration of having to replace it overtime. Make sure to buy a brass coupling if your model does not come shipped with one out of the box.
One of the biggest hassles of taking care of your home during the fall season has to be cleaning out your gutters. Can you imagine having to constantly move up and down the ladder to manually clean your gutter by hand, then having to move your ladder over every few minutes in order to reach the next area down the line of the gutter? This could take forever, and not only that, you could easily injure yourself.
Another thing to keep in mind is the length of the hose that ships with the model you purchase. A good rule of thumb is to purchase a model that comes equipped with a 20 to 30 foot electric cord. One more thing to look out for is whether the model you are looking at purchasing comes with wheels or not. Although your electric pressure washer may not be very heavy, that 20 to 30 pounds can really take its toll after a while.