Using a Pressure Washer in the Construction Industry? Get Helpful Tips
Construction sites are well advised to have pressure washing equipment on site. At Geyser Equipment we have discovered that many clients have no idea just how helpful these units can be, or don’t know some of the tasks they can take on. Today we will cover a few tasks, such as graffiti removal, to ensure you are getting everything you can from your pressure washer.
Choosing the Right Pressure Washer
We recommend choosing a durable, mobile pressure washer that has been highly rated. If you have heavier jobs, you may want to choose a pressure washer that allows you to mix sand or other media in for cleaning those tough jobs.
We generally recommend that smaller jobs should have a pressure washer that offers 2 – 3 gallons per minute (GPM) and around 3000 pounds per square inch (PSI). Bigger jobs may need a unit with 4 – 5 GPM and around 3000 PSI. You can always contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269 for advice on which pressure washer is likely to work best for your job.
A Pressure Washer Can Be Used to Remove Graffiti
It is an unfortunate reality that graffiti is all too common on construction sites. Getting rid of it can be extremely difficult – unless you have a pressure washer on hand. We recommend that you have an electric or gas powered pressure washer that has a minimum of 300 PSI and 4-5 GPM. Ideally, it would also have a rotating nozzle for ease of use.
Make sure that your are protecting your eyes and your skin. Do not allow chemicals to enter the storm drain – we offer water recovery and water recycling systems that can prevent this. Start at a low pressure and begin at the top, working toward the bottom. Use overlapping strokes. We recommend that you give the chemicals a few minutes to act, but do not allow them to dry. Make sure you rinse well when you are done.
A Pressure Washer Can Be Used to Wash Masonry
You can save a ton of time cleaning masonry with power washing equipment. Make sure that you are always following the instructions that came with the unit to ensure you are using it safely. Wear eye protection and safe clothing. If you must get on a ladder or other elevated position, make sure you have a good handle on the kickback of the jet.
We recommend working in smaller areas of just around 25 – 50 square feet at a time. We also recommend testing a small area before you start the larger project. This gives you a chance to make sure that any chemicals you are using are safe. As is true of graffiti removal, do let the chemicals soak in for a few minutes but do not let them dry.
If you need help selecting the right pressure washer contact Geyser Equipment now at 951-509-9269.