Things to know before you buy a pressure washer

Pressure Washing and Steam Jet Washing in London

For most outdoor cleaning jobs, pressure washers are the best tools. They’re a lot more effective than a standard garden hose for shifting stubborn grime and dirt, plus moss, mould and algae.

Pressure washing enhances what estate agents call the ‘kerb appeal’ of your home. This could make a big difference if you’re about to put your house on the market.

Are you’re thinking of pressure washing your driveway or similar outdoor area? You don’t have many weeks left this year before winter will be here.

And if you’re thinking about investing in your own pressure washer, here are a few things to bear in mind.

  • How much pressure do you need?

The wrong nozzle can damage your outdoor surfaces. Therefore for home use, you probably want what’s known as a 25-degree nozzle.

  • Will just water be enough?

Some pressure washer heads have a soap reservoir to blend soap and water as you spray. This is ideal for areas where grime is too stubborn to shift with water alone.

  • Will you be cleaning a lot of floors?

Will you be cleaning a lot of floors, including in garages and on patios and driveways? If so you’ll need a surface cleaner head for your pressure washer. This should save time in the long run.

  • Electric or petrol-powered?

There is another factor that pressure washers running on electricity are more eco-friendly, cheaper and quieter. However, especially for bigger jobs, a petrol machine may be more effective.

If this all sounds a lot to think about, we don’t blame you! For a safe, quick and efficient job, use a professional driveway services business.

How we can help

At Royal Stone Care, we provide driveway pressure-washing services across London. We have the experience, staff and expertise to do a first-class professional job on your patio, driveway or other outside area. We also take an environmentally friendly approach. Let us do all the hard work so you don’t have to!

Talk to us today.