Why We Love Pressure Washers—and You Should, Too
Posted on May 16, 2016
Sometimes cleaning can be tough, grueling work; in other instances, it can be comparatively breezy. The difference? Having the right set of tools. When you’re equipped with the right instruments for the job, cleaning goes a lot more easily and more efficiently than it might otherwise. That’s why it’s important to know what tools are available, but also how to get the best use out of each one of them—and that includes pressure washers.
Pressure washers—available for purchase or for rent, for industrial use or for residential—have long been popular for deep-cleaning exterior surfaces, whether a home patio or a fleet of vehicles. You probably know how a pressure washer works; indeed, it’s right there in the name: The sheer force of pressurized water helps break up dirt and debris that might be caked on the cleaning surface.
Understanding the Process
What’s important to remember is that that water pressure can be both a blessing and a curse; it can make your work easier, but if you’re not careful it can also damage the area you’re trying to clean.
Why is this? Sometimes, it’s not just dirt that needs to be removed from a surface. In many instances, dirt is mixed with grease or other chemicals, which can chemically bond to the cleaning surface and prove very hard to get rid of with a normal level of water pressure. This is especially common when you’re cleaning engine blocks, wheels, transmissions, or fleet maintenance floors.
The temptation in these cases is to crank up the water pressure to an excessive level—something that may prove effective, but may just as easily harm the surface you’re trying to clean.
Enter the Degreaser
There is a solution, though—and that solution is to cut your water pressure with an industrial degreasing product. A degreaser will help cut through those caked-on chemicals, allowing you to more easily and effectively clean your surface without resorting to dangerously high water pressure. It will also decrease the amount of elbow grease you have to use in half!
An eco-friendly degreaser, meanwhile, will allow you to do your deep cleaning while still complying with green initiatives and environmental standards; eco-friendly degreasers are just as powerful and effective as more traditional varieties, and offer real precision for those who deal with high-grease industrial environments.
Enviroform is happy to offer industry-leading degreasing products; we provide them for industrial cleaning and fleet maintenance applications across California, and beyond. Learn more about our degreasers; visit our site today!