FAQ Category: Pressure Washer

How to winterize a pressure washer?

It is best to winterize both the pump and engine of your pressure washer. You will want to buy a fuel stabilizer and add it to your fuel tank. Run it for about 3 minutes to circulate it through the system. Attach your garden hose like normal and fill a bucket with water and put the detergent feed hose in the bucket. Turn on the pressure washer and let it run until all the detergent is flushed out and just water is coming out.  For the pump you will  want to disconnect the hose, gun, and wand from the pressure…
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How to clean concrete without pressure washer?

Perfect regular sweeping of your paving stone patio, walkway or driveway. To avoid using a pressure washer, regularly clean loose dirt and debris on hard-scape with a broom and/or gentle soap when necessary. Use a soft-bristle brush or broom. Hose to remove the residue. If you stick to your cleaning routine, you will notice that using a pressure washer or chemical cleaner will not be necessary in many occasions.
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How to use soap with pressure washer?

As we stated earlier, most modern-day pressure washers come with a handy detergent tank you can fill with the soap of your choice. This is the advantage of investing in a quality, versatile pressure washer – you don’t have to worry about lugging around a bucket of soap! After you’ve located your detergent tank, fill it with the pressure washer detergents you’ve selected for the job. Then, close up the tank and turn the nozzle to “on”. 
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How long does it take to pressure wash a house?

One of the most important things to consider when pressure washing a house is the time it will take. Not including setup and pack up, a one story house could take 30 minutes or less. A two story house could take 1 hour to 2 hours depending on how much window washing is required. I recommend having a professional visit your home in advance to give you an accurate time estimate based on the square footage of your exterior walls. This is especially necessary if you plan on pressure washing your home's vinyl siding which is very time consuming.
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How to clean driveway without pressure washer?

If you don't have a pressure washer, then you'll need a mop and bucket. The most important thing is that you remove the oil, grease and grime or your driveway will never look clean. Depending on the severity of the stains you'll want to let the sawdust soak for 12 to 24 hours. Once it has soaked you will want to sweep off all the sawdust. Then xix up a washing-soda solution, pour it over the driveway and scrub with a brush to remove leftover dirt and stains. Alternatively, sprinkle detergent on the driveway and scrub with a brush. Rinse…
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How long does it take to pressure wash a driveway?

Although there are some cases where pressure washing a driveway can take just ten minutes, you’re more likely looking at a time frame of around 30 minutes. While this is a relatively quick timeframe there are plenty of factors that could influence the time frame such as, size and amount of dirt or oil. 
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What kind of oil for pressure washer?

First of all, it’s important to specify the right oil weight for your machine in order to save you time and money. The first type is 10W-30 synthetic oil that works well in temperatures below 40F. This oil will provide protection from wear under these conditions and prevent water or water and rust from entering the engine through the crankcase ventilation system. It is suitable to be mixed with detergent, which increases its effectiveness even more. When you own a gas-powered pressure washer, then you might think applying the 30W non-detergent oil will not make much of a difference. After…
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What kind of soap to use in pressure washer?

Think of using dish soap in a pressure washer as a last resort. There are plenty of pressure washer soaps on the market from off brands to the exact brand of your pressure washer. Dish detergent may not be effective in dealing with all forms of dirt on surfaces. Ensure that you have thoroughly read the instructions of your pressure washer soap before using it to clean your car, boat, siding or fence, etc.
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Can you pressure wash a rug?

For the most part yes, when you pressure wash a carpet make sure to pretreat spots with a stain remover. You may want to use a rinsing agent which will prevent dye bleeding into the water. Make sure your pressure washer has a nozzle which is high enough to safely reach the rug’s surface at eye level. Make sure the nozzle is at least 12 inches away from the rug’s surface during pressure washing.
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Can you pressure wash an engine?

Yes, it is possible to pressure wash an engine. However, it can be a little tricky and you must protect various electrical parts with a waterproof bag/plastic wrap before beginning jetting your engine with water. Other components like air filters are also susceptible to damage. While it may be possible to do a professional-looking job with a pressure washer, it's much better to have professionals do the job for you if you care about the appearance of your engine. 
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