A pressure washer is a fast and effective cleaning tool that can cut hours off otherwise time-consuming projects.
- Water Pressure: How much pressure you need your pressure washer to deliver depends on the type of job you’re going to be doing. The basic light-duty pressure washer (1300 – 2000 PSI) is 30 times as powerful as a garden hose but a good choice for cleaning boats, cars and siding. Medium-duty (2000 – 2600 PSI) is good for cleaning grease and grime or heavy-duty (2,700 – 4,000 PSI) for stripping surfaces for repainting.
- Gallons Per Minute: The larger the GPM, the more surface area a pressure washer can clean. A higher GPM flow rate can clean a larger area faster.
- Price: Pressure washers range in price from a low of $100 to more than $2,000.