Do You Know These Important Facts About Pressure Washer Cleaning Solutions?
Once you have chosen the right pressure washer for your needs, you will need to decide what type of cleaning solution to use. At Geyser Equipment, we find that many people don’t know the first thing about pressure washing cleaning solutions. Read on to learn the facts. Then contact us at 951-509-9269 if you are ready to buy a pressure washer or if you have additional questions.
There are two main types of pressure washer cleaning solutions
Generally speaking, there are two main categories of pressure washing solution. The first is soap and the second is detergent. They are similar, but the main difference is that a soap solution is made from raw, natural materials such as animal fats or oils, which are then processed. A powder soap is likely made from sodium and fats, while a liquid soap is made from potassium and sodium. Soaps are biodegradable and can therefore be washed down the drain.
On the other hand, detergents are made from chemicals. They are strong and powerful against stubborn substances and dirt. They are good with hard water. As a result, they are often the top choice on hard surfaces like concrete and wood. Because they include chemicals, water recovery is necessary when detergents are used.
Detergents should only be used on certain surfaces
Due to the fact that they are made from chemicals and extra strong, detergents should only be used on certain surfaces. For example, they are good to be used on vinyl, brick, metal, and concrete. They can be used on most doors and windows. They are also good for gates, metal roofs, and wooden fences. You can clean gutters with detergents.
Not all detergents can be added to the pump
If you are using soap, you can add it directly to the pressure washer pump. Some chemical cleaners can also be added this way, but others need to be added via soap injector. For most pressure washers, this involves adding a soap nozzle. This lets the water flow through and brings the detergent to the surface. If a strong detergent is added directly to the pump, it has the potential to harm it.
We can help you find the right detergents, accessories, and more
Finding the right products for your particular project can be a challenge. Whether you’re a homeowner who wants a pressure washer to keep your driveway clean and to maintain the exterior of your home, or you’re a business owner with a 10,000-square-foot warehouse that needs to be cleaned, we can find you the right option.
We also carry a full line of pressure washer accessories, including custom trailers, nozzles, graffiti removal products, and additional parts. If you are in need of advice or assistance with anything pressure washer related, you are in need of a call to Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269.