Welcome to our Power & Pressure Washing Hub
Welcome! This is the one stop shop for all things power and pressure washers, here you can find all of our articles dedicated to these awesome machines, we’ve split this hub into three sections, Advice, Best of & Reviews.
We’re huge fans of pressure washing, so much so we’re following the subreddit call pressure washing porn… yeah, that’s a thing!
Nothing beats a well power washed driveway, or a car that gleaming after a good pressure wash.
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- Our Top Pressure & Power Washer Advice
- The Best Power and Pressure Washers
- How to choose the best electric power washer for your home
- Best gas pressure washer reviews and buying guide
- Best 2000 PSI electric pressure washer review and buying guide
- Best rated pressure washers for home use and our buying guide
- The top 7 best high pressure washers review and buying guide
- Best 3000 PSI pressure washer review and buying guide
- Reviewing Power and Pressure Washers
- Why you must get an Earthwise 1850 PSI MAX Electric Pressure Washer Model PW18503
- Ryobi 2800 PSI portable gas pressure washer review
- Sun Joe 2030 PSI 1.76 GPM electric pressure washer review
- Ivation Electric pressure washer 2200 PSI 1.8 GPM review
- GreenWorks 1,500 PSI 1.2 GPM 13AMP hand carry electric pressure washer
- AR Blue Clean AR390SS cold water electric pressure washer
- Top uses for your power/pressure washer
- Our recommendation for the best pressure washer for most people’s home use needs
Our Top Pressure & Power Washer Advice
If you’re about to buy your first pressure washer, or you’ve just bought one you need to know how to use it, maintain and store
With so many soaps and detergents, knowing exactly which one to use in your pressure washer can be a challenge. It’s a challenge because there
Your house can and will get dirty and discolored over time. That is just a matter of fact. It is not necessarily a horrible thing
When you look at a nice, clean house, you look at a work of a pressure washer. A pressure washer is a machine that gives
Pressure washing is extremely effective and can get your home, driveway or large vehicle looking like new. Once you get the hang of using your
Cleaning outdoor surfaces such as house exteriors, patios, driveways, RV’s and boats requires a lot more power than what your average garden hose can provide.
The Best Power and Pressure Washers
Choosing an electric power washer can be a challenging experience when you don’t know what you should be looking for in this kind of machine.
Using a gas-powered pressure washer is possibly the best way to blast away dirt and grime from most exterior surfaces. These aren’t to be taken
Pressure washers are without a doubt some of the most convenient tools you can have. Scrap brushes, mops, window cleaning gear, and all that other junk
Pressure washers are definitely useful tools to have around your home. Instead of water buckets, brushes, mops, and more, all you need is one handy tool.
Pressure washers are definitely some awesome tools, especially because they drastically cut down the time it takes to wash, houses, cars, RVs, boats, driveways, patios, walkways,
Being a home owner I want my house to look it’s best at all times, I want that “curb appeal” especially when I’m having the
Reviewing Power and Pressure Washers
With so many pressure washers on the market, you can be incredibly spoilt for choice. There’s brands such as Karcher who are industry leaders. That
Sometimes you need a bit more grunt and the ability to pressure wash anywhere where there is a water source. You don’t want to be
A clean house speaks volumes about the people living in it. Be it homes, offices, walls, cars, driveways etc, everyone tries to maintain cleanliness. It
Have you ever wanted to own a modern power-washing system to take the washing and cleaning burden off you? Do you want an innovative, state-of-the-art
Some consumers like to purchase a new electric pressure washer annually because they use them roughly and they just hunt and buy the most affordable model they
Are you looking for an 2000 psi electric pressure washer for your daily cleaning tasks which is budget-friendly yet delivers professional results? Then try one of the
Top uses for your power/pressure washer
Both Pressure and power washers are very versatile machines that may surprise you in the number of jobs that they can tackle. Here is a list of jobs that your pressure washer can make easy work of.
To keep the garden looking in tip top shape we try to pressure wash the fence once a year.
You’ll be surprised by the difference it makes, seriously if you haven’t done it, do it now, it makes a massive difference and it’s such a simple job.
2. Garage Door & Sides
Just like with the fencing and the siding below, you can keep your garage door spotless with your pressure washer.
My garage door comes under attack from birds often and a quick blast from my trusty pressure washer and the garage door looks spotless again.
If the dirt is engrained, then you can use the special house and siding soap mentioned below, in the past i’ve had to do this and even the dirtiest of garage doors come up like new.
3. Outdoor Grill
Through use your grill will get all grimy and gross, even with regular cleaning between uses, so every fall I give my outdoor grill a good bath with my pressure washer so that it’s ready for use in the spring.
4. Exterior Siding or Brick
Just like fencing, you can use your pressure washer to clean the exterior of your home, I suggest once a year but you could do it every other year if you’re busy.
Some pressure washers come with a soap dispenser and we suggest that if you are going to tackle your home and it’s siding that you grab a special house and siding soap, these pressure washers that come with soap dispensers have a reservoir which you poor this soap into.
Then you simply set the correct setting on your nozzle and your soapy water solution will come blasting out. Perfect for keeping your home looking top notch
5. Knocking Down Spider Webs And Wasp Nests
A job you may not have thought for your pressure washer is getting rid of those unwanted spider webs and wasp nests.
I spray the wasp nests with wasp spray before I attempt to remove them with the pressure washer, to do otherwise would anger them and you don’t want angry wasps flying at your face.
Once you’ve sprayed the wasp nests with the wasp spray, just bust out your pressure washer and have at it. Same with your spider webs, no need for the wasp spray this time.
When it comes to your drive way it really is a surprise how much grime builds up even after a single season.
I make sure to give my driveway a quick blast regularly, though you can get an attachment for your pressure washer which will help scrub your driveway for that really built in dirt, that said if you have a high pressure washer… no attachment needed!
Seriously it’s worth putting the effort in to clean your driveway, mine always looks ten times better after i’ve power washed it.
7. Patios and Decks
Just like your drive way, grime will build up on your patio and decks, giving those areas a once over with your pressure washer will transform them, it is very much a night and day transformation.
8. Front Entrance Stairs and Walkways
Everyone wants their home looking its best and curb appeal really matters, more so when you’re selling your home, but personally I like to keep my home looking it’s best at all times.
You can use your pressure washer to blast away the grime that builds up throughout the year on your walkways and entrance steps, this small job will drastically improve your curb appeal, after I’ve done this, instantly the house looks ten times better and it’s such a quick job, 10 minutes and i’m done it’s almost effortless as well.
9. Outdoor Furniture
The same goes with it comes to your outdoor furniture, they get build up stuck to them so it’s worth pressure washing them in spring.
If you’re doing your patio etc you might as well do your outdoor furniture while your at it.
10. Car, Motorcycle, Boat, Van, Truck
I have to be honest, I really enjoy cleaning my car, during the summer months I’ll give it a clean once a week and my pressure washer is vital in this process, from rinsing the car, to snow foaming and then all the other rinse stages.
My power washer ensures that by the time I touch the car, the majority of the dirt and grim has been lifted away, so when my lambs wool mitt comes into contact with the paint work the potential scratches from dirt has been drastically minimized.
Do note though you want to turn your pressure washer down. You don’t want to pressure washer your car on it’s highest setting as you can blast the paint off your car.
Don’t forget to clean you engine bay as well! Just make sure not to spray water into your electrics and that all caps are on securly, modern cars have the electrics very well insulated so you should be ok.
You can buy special solutions to use in your pressure washer that’s been formulated specifically to wash cars, just like with the house and siding solution you just put this into your soap reservior, for pressure washers that don’t have this feature you can get a “snow foam cannon” which achieves the same result.
11. Lawn Mower
Just like your car, your lawn mower needs some love as well, I spray mine down regularly.
I also take the time to give the lawn mower a good spray on it’s underside, this really makes a big difference to your lawn mowers efficiency as you remove all the built up grass and leaves that will get stuck into random crevice.
I make sure to do this after each mow, but if i’ve a lot of jobs on i can tend to forget, but I make sure to give it a good thorough clean in winter before the mower goes into storage, so it’s good to go when spring comes around.
12. Lawn Equipment
Just like with the lawn mower, I also use my pressure washer to clean off all the other lawn equipment, they’re used every time I mow the lawn, and they need care too or they’ll stop working well due to build up, and if i’m cleaning the mower, i’m cleaning all the equipment.
13. Trash Can
We all know how dirty and smell your trash can can get, even more so in those summer months, let’s be honest, flowers wilt at the stench.
So a once over from the pressure washer with some soap and your trash can is clean and smelling ten times better.
No don’t go spraying your friends with your pressure washer! But by owning a pressure washer i’ve found that friends, family and neighbours ask to use it from time to time.
I always agree because you know, i’m nice. As a thank you I tend to get gifts, a free dinner here and there, gift cards, beer and wine or other goodies.
I’ve found that my pressure washer has paid for itself many times over thanks to this and the time it saves me.
Our recommendation for the best pressure washer for most people’s home use needs
It’s difficult to recommend a pressure washer, this site has many articles offering various opinions such as what’s the best gas pressure washer? The best 2700 psi pressure washer, the best electric pressure washer, the best high pressure washer, etc.
There are many different pressure washers and all have their pros and cons, I know because I own several, as i’ve purchased and tested pressure washers I kept various best in their class ones, I don’t always need a gas powered pressure washer, in those situations I grab my trusty electric one.
Please read the reviews above, I have no doubt you’ll find the perfect pressure washer for you, but for those of you that want to know my personal favorite, the one pressure washer which will tackle every job very well, then I would have to say go for the Simpson Megashot, we’ve reviewed it here as our top choice.
I personally think that this is the perfect power washer for home use, here’s why:
- It’s completely portable, you have no need for an electric cord.
- Power.. it has enough power for every job around the home, coming in at 3,100 PSI and 2.5 GPM.
- It has a Honda engine which are the best.
- Easy access to the hose hookups at the back of the unit
- Fantastic sturdy steel carriage frame which has space for all the nozzles, the spray gun and even storage for the pressure hose
- To top off, it’s an incredibly affordable price for what you get, you’re not paying just for a brand name here like you would with some other makes of pressure washer.
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