Get Answers to Your Common Questions About Hot Water Pressure Washers
Whether you are considering buying a water pressure and do not know if you should choose a hot water pressure washer or cold water pressure washer, or you already know you are choosing a hot water option but have questions, you will appreciate the following answers to some of the most common questions we get. Then contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269 to learn more about your options in hot water pressure washers.
How Do Hot Water Pressure Washers Work?
First and foremost, let us look at the science behind these products. Hot water is a very strong cleaner on its own. When you add high pressure, the energy allows the water’s surface tension to get into the molecules of grease, grime, and other residue. This makes for easier and more effective cleaning.
There are three parts that work together to make a hot water pressure work: Heat, agitation, and soap. The heat creates a high-speed molecular action to help the cleaning agent be more active and lower the surface tension of the water for easier access to the molecular level. Agitation, which in this case is the impact that comes from the water pressure hitting the surface that is being cleaned, is essentially like a hand rubbing the water other residues.
The soap, which is technically detergent in most water pressure washers, is a chemical that can break down the bond between the surface you are cleaning and the dirt that is clinging to it. Softening agents are generally part of detergents, and these fast-food to emulsify oil and grease for easier removal.
Do I Need Hot Water or Will Cold Water Due?
The easiest way to look at this is to consider what you will be cleaning. If you’re going to be cleaning anything that has oil or grease, such as engines, auto parts, or the floor of a fast food restaurant, then you will need the added cleaning power of hot water. As is true of your kitchen sink, if you use cold water you will only push around the grease, while hot water melts it.
However, if you plan to use your water heater to get rid of mud, to strip paint, to blast away sand, or to do other things that do not involve oil, then a cold water pressure is likely to be enough – especially when you use the right cleaning agent. That said, anything you can clean with cold water can be cleaned faster and better with hot water.
How Do I Find the Right Hot Water Heater?
You contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269. This is our specialty and we know how to help you find exactly what you are looking for. With a wide range of options including both hot and cold water pressure washers, we are standing by to provide just what you need.