Pressure Washer TipsIn this post 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 your pressure washer to clear the drains, clean the patio and tackle the car.

1. 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. Always clean the washer after every use – and we explain how to clean and care for your pressure washer within our advice centre.

2. Unblock Your Drains Without Chemicals

Save money on expensive plumber call outs by keeping your drains clear of blockages with a drain attachment for your pressure washer. Using your pressure washer enables you to clear blockages in the drain or your pipes without the need to use chemicals.

3. Tackle Patios and Decking With Ease

Remove stains and dirt from your patio or other hard surfaces with a patio cleaning attachment for your pressure washer. Pressure wash patio cleaners use less water than a conventional hose and can do the job in short time, plus they can also be used to clean garage doors, fences and decking.

4. Get The Right Attachment & Detergent

To get the best cleaning results from your pressure washer make sure you use a cleaning solution designed for the challenge. Whatever brand of pressure washer you have there will be a wide range of solutions including those designed for cleaning cars, patios and decks. There are also a wide range of brushes, sponges, lances and handguns available to ensure you can get into any space and clean any surface.

5. Extend Your Reach

If you’re struggling to reach areas of your garden or patio with the pressure washer then you need an extension hose. Extension hoses come in a variety of sizes, up to around 10m but you will need to ensure you get one that is designed to fit your pressure washer model.

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 the 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 switch off the electricity automatically, if an earth fault is detected.

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3 Responses to “Your Quick Guide to Perfect Pressure Washer Performance”

  1. Epic Pressure Washers:

    October 12th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Good post, I’ve just got a new pressure washer myself.

  2. Kim Nott:

    January 22nd, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Got a Karcher have used it several times when needed out of warranty now ! But tried to clean the car the other day and it won’t suck up the shampoo need help to solve this with out taking it to an expensive dealer repair ?

  3. Eleanor:

    January 30th, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Kim

    If your cleaner is a ‘wet vac’ have you removed the ‘HEPA’ filter? If this gets damp it can block and reduce air flow.
    If you still have problems, please give a model number for further advice.

    Hope this helps.

    The BuySpares Team

 

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