Since the invention of the pressure washer, tough stains on surfaces both indoor and outdoor have ceased to be a problem in every home that employs its usage. It is now gradually becoming necessary equipment for every home to clean their house with little or no stress. However, pressure washing can be a tedious and dangerous activity for its users when you do not know the common parts of the pressure washer and its uses. Furthermore, with the knowledge of the uses of the various parts of the pressure washer, you would know how to maintain your washer better. In this article, we will discuss the various components that make up a pressure washer and give you tips on how to use them safely.
- Inlet Water Supply System: The pressure washer uses water to clean off specks of dirt of any kind. However, water needs to be stored into the machine before it is released to clean off dirt, and this is where the supply system comes in. This component takes water into the machine and supplies it to wash off stubborn stains on the surface.
- Water filter: This part of the washer is helpful for the filtration of dirt from the water that is being passed to blast off stains. With this component in place, you can ensure that your cleaning water is clean and will not add more stains to the surface you intend to clean.
- Regulator valve: There is an amount of pressure required to remove every stain while cleaning. Some stains require minimal pressure, while some need high pressure. Therefore, to effectively clean off stains and prevent damages to your cleaning area by using high pressure where low-pressure is required, there is a need for the regulator valve to increase or decrease the level at which the pressure of the water comes out.
- High-pressure hose: This pressure washer component is the part that water passes through before being released. Hose is of many types, but the hose used for pressure washers is built to withstand high pressure. However, some hoses are short while some are long and retractable, giving the user the liberty to move around cleaning off dirt without carrying the machine itself.
- High-pressure nozzle: This pressure washer component is used to control the direction of the water coming out from the machine on what dirt it should wash off. This component can be made out of aluminum alloy or copper, lasting longer.
- Trigger: This is the component in the pressure washer that helps the user release water when in use and stop the release of the water when not in use.
- High-pressure pump: This is the pressure washer engine that helps release the water with the pressure used in blasting dirt off surfaces. The pressure pump is the most crucial component in the pressure washer as it performs the machine’s primary function.
A pressure washer has been a great help in removing tough stains, grime, and dirt in various houses. Knowing its different components will go a long way in helping its users operate and maintain it properly.