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Different Types of Pressure Washers

Outdoor Power Equipment | October 29, 2020

There is a massive variety of different types of pressure washers available, and each type has a different set of capabilities and benefits. If you are in the market for a new pressure washer, it is important to know some of the different options that are available in order to establish what is the best choice for you. At Western Equipment, we provide a variety of outdoor power equipment, including various heavy-duty, light-duty, and medium-duty pressure washers.

Types of Pressure Washers

There are many different ways of categorizing pressure washers and the categories used can often overlap. Some of the different categories for types of pressure washers include:

Electric Pressure Washers

Electric pressure washers are incredibly common for homeowners. They can produce varying amounts of pressure, but the most common kinds of electric pressure washers produce very low, safe amounts of pressure using low-power pumps. Industrial versions of electric pressure washers are also available, but they tend to be much more expensive than other types of pressure washers as the electric motors used on them are fairly heavy-duty.

Gas Pressure Washers

The majority of higher quality pressure washers tend to use gas motors to operate. Gas pressure washers can use many different styles of pumps and put out varying degrees of pressure depending on the setup and motor power. Gas pressure washers also tend to come with a wider range of features than most electric pressure washers, such as soap dispensers, different nozzle options, different bases and wheels, and more accessories.

Cold Water Pressure Washers

The majority of pressure washers use cold water. This makes them easy to use, as an operator can simply hook up a hose to the pump and begin working. Both electric and gas powered pressure washers can use cold water.

Hot Water Pressure Washers

For added cleaning and cutting power, hot water pressure washers are the way to go. These machines include a water boiler system that heats water up before pumping it out at high pressures. Because hot water can burn through the seals on most regular pumps, pumps on hot water pressure washers need to be specially designed and maintained. If grease or graffiti needs to be cleaned up, hot water pressure washers are typically the way to go.

If you would like to learn more about different types of pressure washers and how they can be used in your industry, or if you would like to learn more about any of our other products and services, please contact Western Equipment by filling out a contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible or find us at the location nearest to you.