Tips on choosing best pressure washers

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[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004S8JHLS” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”160″]Pressure washers are great little tools that allow you to get cleaning jobs done fast and effectively. They can literally trim hours off of many cleaning jobs. If you’re wondering how to buy a pressure washer, there are a few valuable tips for getting best pressure washers for your needs.

Tips on choosing best pressure washers

The Key Word is Pressure:

They don’t call them pressure washers for nothing. It is a major consideration. The actual pressure you’ll need of course depends on the specific type of job you’ll be undertaking. To give you some sense of what’s involved here, consider that the basic light-duty pressure washer (1300 – 2000 PSI) compresses 30 times more pressure than your garden variety hose. It is generally a good choice for jobs such as cleaning boats, cars and siding. A step up from that, the medium-duty (2000 – 2600 PSI) pressure cleaner is probably called for when cleaning grease and grime. The heavy-duty pressure washer (2,700 – 4,000 PSI) will be the choice for the more taxing jobs, like stripping surfaces for repainting.

Guzzling Gallons per Minute:

If water usage is a concern, that’s another reason to be aware of getting the correct pressure washer for the job. Be aware, though, that the larger the GPM, the more surface area a pressure washer can clean.  Additionally, a higher GPM flow rate cleans a larger area faster.


There can be quite a price range for pressure washers, from a low of under $100 to more than $2,000. So, again, matching up your needs with the pressure power of the washer is important for assuring you get good value for you money. A few options on the more moderately priced end the range are these products.

AR Blue Clean AR118

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B003B6KQZE” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”160″]Providing 1,500 PSI at 1.50 GPM, this unit is equipped with 3 axial-piston wobble plate pump, long-lasting induction motor, a gun-wand assembly with a fully adjustable spray head, detergent tank, water filter, detergent injector kit and high pressure hose. It also has a rotary nozzle and an automatic safety valve with low pressure by-pass.  [easyazon-cta align=”right” asin=”B003B6KQZE” height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]


AR Blue Clean AR383

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B002Z8E52Y” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”160″]A slightly more powerful AR Blue Clean product, this unit has all the features of the one above, but provides a more powerful 1,900 PSI for its 1.5 GPM. It is constructed of copper, aluminum and plastic and comes as a two-wheel trolley mounted unit with handle and hose reel. It has an automatic safety valve with pressure shut-off at pump head.  [easyazon-cta align=”right” asin=”B002Z8E52Y” height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]


Generac 6022/5989

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B004S8JHLS” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”” width=”160″]When it’s a bigger job needed to be done, this Generac unit provides a powerful 2,700 PSI and 2.3 gallon per minute of cleaning pressure. The unit comes with an ergonomic spray gun, featuring a unique cushion grip to minimize vibration and reduce operator fatigue. The Generac OHV engine provides low-oil shutdown that protects and prolongs engine life. Both the engine and pump are balanced over the axle and wheels for almost effortless manoeuvrability. This feature provides great value when working with uneven and otherwise difficult terrain.  [easyazon-cta align=”right” asin=”B004S8JHLS” height=”28″ key=”amazon-us-small-orange” locale=”us” width=”120″]

If you’re considering how to buy a pressure washer, we hope that these valuable tips and suggestions for getting the best pressure washers for your needs helps to make your choice easier and more fruitful.



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