Pressure washing machines have become popular with the rising need to save time, money, and energy while cleaning outdoor spaces and different elements in those spaces. The fact that pressure washers have simple parts that allow for ease of installation means that you should get the machine and begin enjoying the cleaning advantages it brings. However, you need to understand different attachments for the washer before you know how to use it well.
1. The garden hose attachments
The garden hose is the flexible pipe you connect to the water source to supply water to your pressure washer, and it is connected to the pump of the washer. When connecting this hose, make sure that the fit at the water tap is tight to avoid any leakages that lead to water wastage. The water coming to the pump is under low pressure, similar to that at your tap end.
2. Brushes attachments
The pressure washer comes with several brushes, which you will use for scrubbing surfaces after applying detergent to make the stains and dirt loose. The scrubbing process will ensure that your pressure washer easily removes all the patches and stains without wasting a lot of water and fuel or electricity due to the reduced machine runtime that will happen as a result.
3. Interchangeable tips
The pressure washer will have various interchangeable tips, which you can also buy separately depending on your needs. These tips are connected to the spray wand to provide a variety of spray pressures to decide the water pressure that is suitable for any surface you want to clean. The pressure leaving the spray wand is controlled by these tips whereby the ones with a wide-angle spread the water over a large surface and reduce the pressure while those with a smaller angle release water to your dirty surfaces at high pressure.
4. Detergent siphon hose
This hose is connected from the detergent tank to the pressure washer pump to help release your suitable detergent for a particular cleaning task onto the targeted surface. The hose has a detergent cutoff valve which you will open or close at will to control the amount of detergent that you think is sufficient to deal with particular surface stains that you want to remove.
5. Pump guard
The pump guard introduces an antifreeze agent into your pump when you want to store it after finishing your cleaning work. The importance of this agent is that it keeps your pump within favorable temperatures so that its components and circuitry remain operational after a long time of being kept in the storage area.
6. Extension wand
An extension wand is an additional wand connected to your spray wand to access elevated surfaces that you need to clean without straining. The benefit of the wand is easy to access high surfaces that are out of reach from the ground.
Check the user manual for directions on connecting every attachment to your pressure pump for optimal operation and cleaning outcomes. Ensure you have everything with you before you start cleaning.