Cleaning of concrete surfaces can always take a lot of time and hard work depending on the location. It is possible that your driveways, patios, and garage floors can get all dirty and grimy and only the use of pressure washer can help in cleaning the surface. A pressure washer with the right pressure and size will help cut down the time in half or even more.
People commonly use water from their garden hose to help with cleaning their driveways. What you need to know is that the pressure washer will have up to 60 times pressure than your regular garden hose. This should be more incentive for you to switch to using a pressure washer rather than a garden hose.
Today, pressure washers can be either electric or gas-powered. The electric models are often cheaper and would cost a lot less when it comes to maintenance. With an average cost of $150, it should be easy to see why most people go for it.
If you want more power, then you have to consider the gas-powered models. They can be expensive, but they will have more applications thanks to the pressure they can generate.
Most electric models can have an average of 1300 to 1700 PSI pressure delivery with a flow rate of 1.5GPM. As you can see, they will be efficient in terms of water use. To help with cleaning a large surface of concrete floor effectively, then you need a pressure washer that delivers 2000 to 3000 PSI and a flow rate of 2.5 GPM.
When it comes to using gas-powered models, you will also find them coming in various sizes. The small models with have a pressure delivery of 2000 to 2800 PSI and a flow rate of 2.8 GPM. The larger models on the other hand will have 3000 to 4000 PSI and a flow rate of 4 GPM. You have to understand that having more pressure with the pressure washer does not always mean it is better. These pressure washers can damage the hard surfaces in your home if you use the incorrect pressure.
For home use, having a small gas-powered washer should be enough to help you with the cleaning process. The larger pressure washers on the other hand can be good for fast cleaning, but they can be too strong for other cleaning applications.
When looking for the best pressure washer, you have to also look at the right nozzle and other important accessories. These might have to be purchased separately depending on other applications you might want to use with the same pressure washer. For cleaning concrete, you will need accessories such as a nozzle that delivers a fine spray, a strong spray, a low pressure nozzle for applying the detergent, and a wide-angle nozzle for sweeps.
It would be great if you talk to a professional to help you understand which model would be best for you. Talk to the store owner to help you choose the right model if you decide to buy from a traditional store close to you.