When it comes to industrial power cleaning, we’ve got the know-how, so whether you are looking into PSI, price point, hot or cold water, we’ve put together a few handy hints and tips on what each element can mean for you.
First and foremost, the cost.
Unless you are especially lucky, it is likely that you will have a budget in mind for your investment and a rough idea of the upper limit of that budget. Whilst price isn’t everything in a pressure washer, like most equipment and technology the cheapest options will usually come with a short life span, or a number of performance issues which normally results in a job taking much longer without the satisfactory result
If you’re looking for a more domestic purpose pressure washer, then an investment of around £100 to £200 will give you good bang for your buck.
However, if you are looking for something with industrial power cleaning capacity you’re going to want to add another zero on those figures above, with our lower price points for an industrial strength pressure washer sitting at around the £1380 (inclusive of VAT) mark.
If cost is an issue, why not look at options to hire the machine you need for the duration you need it? There are a number of fantastic local hire centres on our distributor map.
Hot or cold. They both have their benefits.
The best way to describe the difference between industrial power hot water and cold water pressure washers is this, “Hot water cleaning is like the difference between washing dishes with cold water instead of hot water. Hot water cleaning gives better results in cleaning greasy items” (just want to thank wash wisely for that brilliant analogy!) and hot water kits are better for cleaning items in cold weather, as it allows for defrosting pipes or ice build-up in freezing conditions.
Cold water cleaning can give you the same pressure and flow but has the straightforward yet effective benefit of lower running costs compared with hot water machines, and being simpler in their construction.
Do you have the power?
So what about the differences in PSI (Pressure) and HP (power consumption to drive the pump) between models? We are sure you well know that PSI is talking about the pressure with which the machine can deliver the water flow, whilst the horsepower is talking about the amount of power contained within an engine or motor.
We could spend hours talking about the how and why configuration of each of our machines, but simply put if you need a heavier duty industrial power clean, the higher PSI with the stronger HP is your way to go for more effective and efficient cleaning.
Size and shape.
It may seem like an obvious point to make, but size is actually a significant factor when it comes to choosing the right industrial strength machine for your job. If you need to transport your equipment from site to site and space is an issue then a smaller, lighter machine would be your go to, such as the Torrent 1 or 3 in our cold water range.
For permanent use on a site where transportation in a vehicle or on a trailer isn’t required, or if you do have a bit more vehicle space, then you can look for something a little more robust. In the cold water option you could look at the Torrent 5, or if it’s hot water you need then the VSC240 with its low centre of gravity and fully stainless design has you covered.
We really hope that some of the elements discussed give you good pointers in choosing the right machine for you. If you’re still unsure then we are more than happy to have a chat and do our best to point you in the right direction. No hard sell, just straight up honest knowledge sharing to help you in making a wise choice for your investment.
Until next time,
The V-TUF Family.