In this feature we show you how to get the most out of your pressure washer. We reveal the best ways to clean and maintain your pressure washer as well as providing tips on using a pressure washer to clear drains, clean the patio and tackle the car.
Caring For Your Pressure Washer:
Before using your pressure washer, always check the inlet filter for dirt or debris. You should also check to see if the nozzle is clogged or blocked by dirt or grit. Clearing blockages will enhance performance and avoid unnecessary damage being caused.
Unblock Your Drains Without the Need for Chemicals:
Save money on expensive plumber call-outs by clearing drain blockages with your pressure washer. Using a drain attachment on your pressure washer enables you to clear blockages in your drains or pipes without the need to use chemicals.
Tackle Patios and Decking with Ease:
Remove stains and dirt from your patio or other hard surfaces with a patio cleaning attachment. Patio cleaners use less water than a conventional hose and can do the job in a shorter time, plus they can also be used to clean garage doors, fences and decking.
Get the Right Attachment and Detergent:
To get the best cleaning results from your pressure washer, make sure you use a cleaning solution designed for the job in hand. Whatever brand of pressure washer you have, there will be a variety of cleaning products available, including those designed for cars, patios and decking. There are also a range of brushes, sponges, lances and handguns available to ensure you can get into any space and clean any surface.
Extend Your Reach:
If you're struggling to reach areas of your garden or patio with your pressure washer then you will need an extension hose. Extension hoses come in a variety of lengths up to around 10m but you must ensure you get one that is designed to fit your model of pressure washer.
Make Safety a Priority:
Always make sure you read the instructions thoroughly before the first use and wear any appropriate protective clothing such as gloves or goggles. When using a pressure washer, keep the cable away from water as much as possible and plug the pressure washer into a socket with RCD protection that will automatically switch off the electricity if an earth fault is detected.
* All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.