Get it clean in a fraction of the time with a brand-new pressure washer! Pressure washers are ideal for cleaning cars, grills, windows, siding, decking, patio furniture and so many other things at home. Clean your driveway or sidewalk, effectively and more efficiently. Pressure washers use a high-pressure spray of water to remove dirt, oil, dust, mud, loose paint and other unsightly surface presences. Results are much better than a rinse from your hose because they exert between 30 to 80 times more pressure. But on the downside, they can be dangerous if pointed in your direction or the direction of another person, as they are strong enough to cut through flesh. That's why it's important to use them cautiously and wear protective eyewear.
Renting a pressure washer can cost you between $40 to $100 per day, making purchasing one a much more economical option if you plan to use it more than once. However, if using a pressure washer is a one-off thing, then, by all means, feel free to rent if you can get a good price. The difficult part then is not deciding whether to buy or rent but deciding which one you need.
Pressure washers are available in gas or electric models. When choosing an electric model, you'll need to think about amps required to power it. If you need a gas-powered option, and your cleaning needs are great, an electronic fuel injection model will provide a better fuel economy. Pressure output for electric models is usually between 1,300-1,800 PSI and flow rate usually doesn't exceed 1.5 GPMs. Overall, electric pressure washers are intended for light-duty jobs such as windows, car washing, grills, and patio furniture. It can also be used for spot cleaning and light mold removal from surfaces. For cleaning decks and pavement, a consumer-grade gas engine is ideal. They output between 2,000 to 3,000 PSI with a flow rate of 2.8 GPM. A commercial-grade model outputs over 4,000 PSI and has a flow rate of up to 4 GPM. Commercial-grade units can handle the toughest jobs. They are even powerful enough to remove graffiti and strip paint. They can also be used to easily clean concrete and siding.
Home Depot is one of the bets places to shop for a pressure washer. There you can find pressure washers of every variety, from light-duty to heavy-duty commercial-grade models. One of the most affordable models is the RYOBI 1,600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer for $99. A higher-pressure model, the RYOBI 1,800 psi 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer is $139. For $79, you can get the Sun Joe 1350 PSI 1.45 GPM 10 Amp Electric Pressure Washer. Medium duty models are available from RYOBI and Sun Joe but you can also find pressure washers from Stanley like the 2150 psi 1.4 GPM Electric Pressure Washer for $150.94. Heavy-duty models include the Excell 3100 PSI 2.8 GPM 212cc OHV Gas Pressure Washer for only $249 or the commercial-grade Dewalt 4400 PSI at 4.0 GPM Gas Pressure Washer with Honda engine for $999. All these options come with free delivery.
Lowes and Harbor Freight Tools also offer a huge selection of pressure washers. Lowes offers the fuel-efficient Greenworks Pro 2300 PSI 2.3-Gallon-GPM Cold Water Electric Pressure Washer for $249 and heavy-duty Craftsman models between $300 to $600. Harbor Freight Tools offers plenty of Predator medium-duty and heavy-duty models that run up to $899, including commercial-grade models with variable pressure control for handling any-duty job. Check out these options and many more online today.