High pressure water cleaners are ideal for removing extremely stubborn dirt and debris from surfaces with relative ease or can be a powerful tool for stripping paint and rust. There are many applications for water blasting equipment, which makes selecting the right one for your needs an essential task. There are many makes and models out there, all with varying features and specs. So, when selecting the one that is right for your needs, here are a few things you need to consider first.
Your needs for pressure
Depending on what you are using the water-blaster for, your needs for pressure levels will differ, but more is not always better in this case. Standard cleaning jobs require around 3000 psi of pressure, while exceptionally stubborn dirt can be cleaned with around 4000psi. However, once you go above these pressures, the blaster will be powerful enough to strip paint, so you should never go for more than you need.
It is important to ensure that you choose a device that provides the pressure you need. Too little and your cleaning tasks will not be effective enough, and with too much you could end up causing a lot of damage.
Pressure cleaners work with both pressure and water flow, the water flow is intended to wash away any dirt removed by the pressure. Depending on the size of your cleaning tasks, you’ll need a pump that can generate varying levels of water flow. For general applications, a flow of 18 litres per minute is ideal, but for larger jobs (like cleaning trucks), you’ll certainly need more.
Hot or cold water
For exceptionally difficult cleaning jobs (usually those characterised by grease and oil), high pressure and substantial flow might not be enough. Some dirt reacts really well to being shifted by heat, which makes it important to know whether or not your high-pressure cleaner will be able to make use of both cold and hot water in its application. Bear in mind, however, that this will also push up the operating price of the equipment, so if heat is not necessary, it is best to avoid using it.
Do you want to use cleaning chemicals?
Water pressure cleaners that make use of cleaning materials (especially those for industrial applications) sometimes make use of cleaning chemicals in their operations. This does however require them to be fitted with venturi attachments. So, even if you aren’t planning on using chemicals in your cleaning process now, the time might come when you do, so opting for a machine that is compatible with chemicals is always a pretty good idea.
Call Total Blasting Today for more details
If you would like more information on obtaining a water blaster for your cleaning needs, and would like to ensure that you make the right choice, please feel free to contact a consultant from Total Blasting today, or visit our website for more information on our services and products.
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