Is An Electric Pressure Washer the Right Choice for Your Business?


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Is an electric pressure washer the best option for your business, or should you purchase a gasoline, propane, or diesel powered pressure washer? To answer this question, you need to know the pros and cons of using an electric pressure washer. One of the major advantages of an electric pressure washer is its versatility. All you need to do is plug the machine into a power source and use it to clean outdoor and indoor areas. 

This machine has an electric motor, which requires less maintenance and is easier to maintain than machines that run on fuel. An electric pressure washer does not generate fumes, so there is no danger of breathing in toxic exhaust during operation indoors. Finally, electric pressure washers are much quieter than fuel powered machines, and this is a big advantage in crowded, indoor areas. 

If your contract requires you to clean gas stations, grounds and buildings, commercial locations, offices, and residential units, an electric pressure washer may be the best option for you. Even fixed location car washes most commonly use an electric pressure washer for washing cars and trucks. 

Heating Method
Most steam hot electric pressure washer machines use natural gas, heating oil No. 1 and 2, diesel, or kerosene to heat water. If none of these methods are suitable for you, purchase hot pressure washers that use electricity for heating. The main difference between the two is that all electric models can only reach high hot water temperatures, while electric models heated with another energy source can reach high steam temperatures up to 330°F for maximum cleaning power. Additionally, these machines heat water within 20 seconds, thereby raising productivity. 

When Not To Use Electric Machines
A drawback of pressure washers that run on electricity is their dependence on an electrical connection. If an electricity supply is not available, you need to look at alternatives, such as gas, propane, and diesel powered machines. Gas pressure washers are popular owing to the easy availability of gasoline and perceived cost advantages in some countries. 

Gas pressure washers should not be used indoors without proper ventilation, but even this problem can be overcome if your machine has a sufficiently long hose, allowing the engine housing unit to be left outdoors as you clean indoor areas. Gas pressure washer equipment are recommended for contractors who are frequently required to work on under-construction projects, sparsely populated areas outside city limits, or on client location where tapping into the local electricity supply might be a problem. 

Gasoline powered machines are also used in the agricultural sector, where electricity is not available on isolated farmlands and sheds. These machines, with their high pressure levels and temperatures, are right for cleaning a variety of farm tools, buildings, yards, feeding troughs, tractors, and other surfaces. 

Whether electric or gas powered, the pressure washer should ideally be portable, on wheels or truck mounted, particularly if you have to move the machine around for various contract cleaning jobs. A truck mounted pressure washer makes even large, powerful machines easy to transport to virtually all pressure washing jobs. Stationary systems are also available, however, for use in facilities that experience repeat pressure washing applications within a smaller area. 

For the best electric-powered, steam/hot water pressure wash systems, turn to Daimer Electric Pressure Washers to ensure both assortment and quality when making your investment.

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