High-Pressure Washers for Domestic and Industrial Use

While scientists have developed many innovative products for cleaning everything from carpets to blocked drains, water, with or without chemical detergents, is still the most widely used substance for cleaning purposes. Cleaning methods have also progressed. The invention of high-pressure washers means it is no longer necessary to dispense water from buckets or hoses, and these new devices have become as popular with domestic users as they are in a wide range of industries.

Apart from their markedly superior cleaning power, there is another sound reason why users favour these devices – they use less water. For comparison purposes, a garden hose dispenses water at an average rate of between 12 to 13 gallons, or approximately 55 to 60 litres every minute. That’s up to 3 600 litres in an hour. By contrast, high-pressure washers can strip the ingrained grime from a concrete paver in seconds but will require no more than a quarter of these amounts to do so.High Pressure Washer

There can be little doubt that abandoning your hose in favour of jet washing, as it is often known, could be a way to reduce your water bills by a significant margin. However, saving money is not the sole benefit of consuming less water. Given the growing frequency of drought in South Africa and the recent near-disaster drought in the Western Cape, water conservation measures have never been more vital. Swapping hoses for high-pressure washers is one way for individuals, businesses, and industries to contribute to these increasingly urgent measures.

Industrial cleaning tasks tend to be the toughest and, if performed manually, would require large quantities of water. Not surprisingly, jet washing, which can provide exceptional cleaning power while consuming relatively little water, is the option of choice for such tasks. There are few dirtier working environments than mines and earthworks. Vehicles and heavy equipment quickly collect thick layers of baked-on dust and mud. Unless one cleans them regularly, the accumulated dirt could lead to malfunctions and downtime. Only high-pressure washers can provide sufficient power to clean them rapidly and efficiently while ensuring minimal downtime before they are ready to resume their respective roles.

Where the fastest possible turnaround times may be necessary, it is possible to automate the cleaning process. An automated system can be invaluable when there are large numbers of vehicles to be washed. Delivering pressurised water from an array of outlets mounted in a drive-through bay works much like the carwash facilities at filling stations, offering an even more efficient way to leverage the power of high-pressure washers. This type of installation can accommodate vehicles of all sizes. Drivers remain in their cabs throughout the process and can return to their duties within a few minutes.

The food and beverage industry is another sector in which cleanliness is vital. Stringent hygiene measures are necessary to protect equipment and ensure food and drinks remain free of contaminants like bacteria, cleaning products and allergens from other products. Food preparation areas are frequently tiled from floor to ceiling and fitted with stainless steel or ceramic work surfaces and floor-level drains. The resilient surface materials and efficient drainage make this is an ideal environment in which to employ high-pressure washers.