How do Pressure Washers Work?

When you’re trying to get built up grime off of your home or driveway, you can try to scrub with soap and water, but nothing really lifts that stuff up quite like a good pressure washing. But, why can a pressure washer get up that grime with the wave of a wand what you can’t clean with an hour of scrubbing?

How do pressure washers really work?

Pressure Washers: Not as Complicated as You Might Think

Pressure washers are routinely used by people all over the world to keep their homes and commercial properties looking nice. These machines give a special shine to patios, driveways, sidewalks, and home paneling.

The Science of Water

If you think that the only thing that contributes to a pressure washer’s effectivity is the pressure itself, you’d be wrong! In fact, there’s a scientific reason why water can get things so clean. That reason is that water molecules have a polarized electrical charge, so they stick to things naturally. You can further increase water’s natural cleaning power by adding special detergents to the pressure washer that are designed to lift up grease and wash it away.

The Science of Pressure

After being sufficiently pressurized, the water is shot at its target in a narrow, high-pressure jet that blasts any loose dirt and grime free and washes it away. It hits the surface with an extremely high kinetic energy that can even break windows and strip paint from surfaces.

For that reason, we strongly recommend that you give us a call for your pressure washing needs rather than trying to do it yourself. Pressure washers are strong enough to even cause physical injuries.

What Are Pressure Washers Made up of?

Pressure washers really aren’t so complicated on the inside. In reality, it’s just a water pump powered by a gas or electric motor. Water is pulled from an ordinary faucet and then the pump pressurizes the water and a special hose blasts the water through a gun. The tip of the wand can be changed to the desired stream size which can further determine the pressure of the stream.

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