A direct answer to the question in the title is simple. Pressure wash systems are the best brick cleaning machines. Other machines for this task, mainly steam cleaners, are not as suitable as power washers to remove dust, dirt, and other impurities from brick walls and floors.
Now that the most suitable type of machine is identified, the next task is to find the most suitable power washer, as not all power washers are suitable for this task.
There are many machines specially made for some specific task. The problem with such machines is that they may be least suited for some other kinds of hard surface cleaning tasks. In other words, the best machines for vehicle cleaning may not be the ideal brick cleaning machines.
So, what are the features of the best brick cleaning machines? The following are some of the basic requirements for a brick cleaning power washer:
It is better to learn how these machines work in order to understand the real significance of the specifications. A pressure wash system pumps its output on to the surfaces to be cleaned. The output washes away the dirt, build up, and other impurities from the surface. The machine does not involve any kind of extraction.
From the description, it can be inferred easily that the efficiency of the machine depends to a large extent on the power of pumping of the output. The higher the output pressure, more efficient the machine will be.
For brick cleaning, you need to consider the strength of the brick walls too. So, the pressure washer for brick cleaning does not need to have an ultra high output pressure. Pressure washing machines with appropriate pressure levels should be selected.
Another aspect of the pressure washer for brick cleaning is the output temperature. Hot water pressure washers have an output temperature of up to 210°F. Steam pressure cleaner systems are more powerful, offering an output temperature of up to 330°F, depending on the model. However, the nature of the brick cleaning job makes hot water pressure washers the best choice.
Electric or gas pressure washers?
Brick cleaning is mostly an outdoor cleaning job. The problem with using electric pressure washers in the outdoor is the inconvenience of finding an electric plug point. Otherwise, there is no difference between gas and electric pressure washers in terms of functioning or performance.
Gas pressure washers pose no such problems. Gasoline and propane are widely available in most regions. Refilling is not much of a concern. This is the reason why many cleaning professionals consider these as the best brick cleaning machines.
The best machines have the best technologies, which reduce the difficulty of cleaning and increase the efficiency. One such technology is automatic shut off technology.
The pressure washing machines equipped with this technology automatically shut off, if there is no output through the machine for a stipulated time, say 30 seconds. The technology helps the machine to avoid wear and tear and makes the machines durable.