There are many uses for a pressure washer. The pressure washer can help keep the cement and stone landscape we have clean. This is to say, you can clean your driveway, walkway, and anything in the yard that is cement or stone. The only question one should be is to rent a machine or buy one.
Do You Rent or Buy?
If you are going to use the machine once per year, it would make more sense to rent the machine. To rent a power wash machine will cost around $75 for one day use. This will permit you to have an industrial level machine for one day to do all the power washing you can. On the other hand, if you plan to use the machine for more than one time per year, even twice, you should buy the machine. The machine will give eventually pay for itself. However, it should be noted, you should look to pay around $500 for a good machine.
What to Look for When You Buy a Machine
You should always take the make and model into consideration. By this we mean you should look at the maker of the engine. Is it from a reputable company, such as Greenworks or Sun Joe? When was it manufactured? Is there a warranty on it? What is the warranty on? Should you buy because of a name? Probably, the answer is yes. If you are not familiar with the name on the engine of the power washer, you might not want to buy the machine.
How to Use a Power Washer
You will need a garden hose, nozzle, gas, and oil. You will also need a tip for the nozzle. The first thing you want to do is connect the garden hose to the machine. When connecting the garden hose, you will take one end of the hose and twist it onto the provided end on the machine. You will next take the other end of the hose and twist it onto the spout at the house. This will provide the water supply for the machine. You will want to turn the water spout on.
Select the proper tip for the nozzle. When you are selecting a tip for the nozzle make sure you are reading the tip. Sometimes there are manufacturers that will put soap in black, and other manufacturers that will make a black tip for rinsing. Make sure you have the correct tip for the job you are thinking of doing.
Screw the tip onto the nozzle. After doing so, you will want to squeeze the trigger on the nozzle. This will elapse any air that is in the hose. You will not want any air in the hose while you are trying to power wash whatever it is you are trying to power wash.
Of course, you will need to check that there is enough gas an oil in the machine. When you have done so, and determined there is enough gas and oil, power on the machine. You power on the machine by pulling the cord provided on the engine. That is it, you simply begin your cleaning with the power washer.
Safety should always be a top priority when it comes to anything you are doing. With a power washer, the safety measures are no different than if you were working with a lawn mower. You simply use the machine with extra caution. Do not point the nozzle directly at anyone else. This might cause an accidental trigger of the water. The water is at high pressure. Someone could get injured.