Pressure washers use a high pressure jet of water to blast away dirt and grime from surfaces. They use much less water than a garden hose and are a fast and efficient tool that can eliminate the need for elbow grease.
Whether you'd like to remove chewing gum from your patio, dirt from your gutters or bird mess from your car; a pressure washer can help get the job done in next to no time.
There are a wide range of pressure washers available from small compact devices to large powerful machines. Choose new and used pressure washers from popular brands including Annovi Reverberi, Karcher, Draper, Hozelock, BLACK+DECKER and Sealey.
Selecting a power washer
The output of pressure washers is measured in pounds per square inch (psi). Low pressure washers use less than 5,000 psi, high pressure washers use between 10,000 and 25,000 psi, while ultrahigh pressure washers use over 25,000 psi.
Typically nothing more than a low pressure washer is required for use around the home and you'll find a range of 1,000 5,000 psi pressure washers available. These units are compact, mobile and produce enough pressure to achieve the desired results without removing paint and damaging surfaces.
You'll have a choice between corded electric and petrol models which will determine how far you can stray from a power source. A few battery options are available, however petrol models will have the strongest output.
It's worth considering hose length when selecting your pressure washer as if the hose is too short you'll find it difficult to get to those hard to reach places where dirt often accumulates.
Just as pressure washers come in a range of sizes, they also come in a range of bright colours. Choose from eye catching yellows, blues and reds.
Depending on the type you choose your pressure washer may come with several compatible accessories and attachments that are specially designed for different purposes. These range from jet nozzles, extension wands and foam guns to patio and car wash brushes.