Hot Pressure Washers vs Cold Pressure Washers
Pressure washers are highly efficient pieces of cleaning equipment which can clear away stubborn dirt using a fraction of the time and effort hand cleaning takes. There are many different options to pick from when it comes to pressure washers, and many people will not know what piece of kit will meet their needs best.
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In this guide, we will help you understand the distinction between hot and cold pressure washers and when each piece of equipment is best used.
Cold Pressure Washers
Cold pressure washers are a relatively widely used piece of cleaning equipment which can blast through tough dirt over large areas quickly and easily. These washers utilise a jet of water under high pressure to oust dirt.
The force of the water replaces the need for any forceful scrubbing, meaning the job requires much less physical effort for the cleaner. Cold pressure washers also tend to incorporate a detergent to deal with stains and grime – this ensures the area is effectively cleaned.
Cold pressure washers can be very compact and simple to operate, which aids their popularity. Portability can be a necessity for some usage – for example when cleaning large areas – and in this case, cold washers are best. Furthermore, a cold pressure washer will likely be cheaper and maintenance is easier than for a hot pressure washer, predominantly due to the less complex design and workings.
For a thorough clean over a large area, a cold pressure washer will likely be all you need. However, for the most effective clean and for tackling greasy or oily stains, a hot pressure washer is superior.
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Hot Pressure Washers
Hot pressure washers work much the same as a cold pressure washer but with one key added benefit: heat. When heat is added into the cleaning process, the particles of dirt – including grease and oil – soften and loosen from the surface with greater ease.
This means that hot pressure washers have the advantage of being more effective, whilst requiring less pressure and detergent. Using hot water means that hot pressure washers are the most hygienic option; cleaners are able to heat the water to sterilisation-level temperatures.
Due to the increased technology and complexity of a hot pressure washer, the unit will be bulkier than a cold pressure washer, which can decrease the ease of portability. The equipment will also likely be more expensive than a cold washer for this reason also.
However, you get what you pay for, and if you want the most efficient cleaning equipment which can cut through all dirt and stains, a hot pressure washer is the way to go. Certainly, a hot pressure washer is necessary if you are using the equipment for cleaning:
- Garage floors
- Driveways and pavements
- Areas where grease and oil are likely
- Areas requiring sterilisation
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Hot or Cold?
In short, the choice between a hot or cold pressure washer depends on what you wish to clean. For general dirt and grime or cleaning a large area, a cold pressure washer will fulfil your needs. However, to dislodge more pervasive substances – like oil and grease – or for the ultimate, sterile clean, a hot pressure washer is the option for you.
If you would like to discuss your requirements with a professional to help you choose the perfect equipment, the experts at Alpha Power Cleaners will be more than happy to assist you.
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Alpha Power Cleaners offer a wide range of professional grade cleaning equipment, including hot and cold pressure washers. As cleaning equipment specialists, we only provide high quality, reliable units from reputable brands, for sale or hire.
If you are in need of cleaning equipment, our experts can help you choose the best option for your requirements. Simply contact us today for advice or further information.