Saturday, 28 September 2013

Types and Safety Tips When Using Power Washers

Power washers are mechanical devices that consist of a high-pressure hose, trigger gun, water pump, and a motor that drives the water pump. It can remove mold, mud, grime, dust, and dirt from surfaces of house. There are various types such as electric, diesel, petrol and gas power washers.

There are gas and electric power washers. Gas power washers possess more power than the electric powered.

Gas power washers are best options for cleaning large areas or surfaces rapidly. It can also be transported to any place. it is also faster than diesel power washers.

Electric power washers are plugged into an outlet and can deliver a pressure of more than 2000psi. Other usually utilized one include the hydraulic power washer. It is used for special cleaning purposes like cleaning the mining equipment or other objects placed in inaccessible areas.

One of the fast selling power washers in the market are pressure power washers. It has a variety of designs to suit industrial, commercial, and residential uses. Similarly durable equipment are best for industrial, automotive contractors and homeowners users as well as for pressure washing businesses. Typically, a pressure power washer cleans everything from driveways and deck to siding, cars, and garage floors.

Karcher power washers are one of the fastest selling models available in the market. It is mobile, consisting of a high-pressure hose, two large wheels, as well as an auto stop and start facility. It also comes with some accessories such as a detergent gun, on board detergent tank and a variable pressure lance. It is available in 240 volts.

These are risky tools that should be operated much with caution. The water pressure close to the nozzle is powerful enough to strip flesh from your bones.

Follow some general safety guidelines when using a power machine. While working with it, do not point it at yourself and to others.

Do not attempt to move or push any object by spraying on it with the washer. Do not use gas power washers in an enclosed space.

Make sure that the circuit breaker and the outlet is working before using a power washer, and you properly plug grounded power washers into a grounded receptacle.

If you are using an extension cord, keep the power cord out of the water's way and use durable extension cords that can be used in wet conditions.

Remember to keep both the extension cord and the cord far away from the flow of the washer. While working, always wear rubber shoes that provide insulation.

Do not get rid of the grounding from the extension cord as well as the power cord plug of the power washer.

Follow the instructions in the owner's manual.

Do not allow children to operate a power washer and always keep children away when it is in use.

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