The more you research a handheld pressure washer, the more confident you’ll feel once you make your purchase. These washers have different PSI strengths, different speeds, different sizes of water buckets, and, of course, many different prices. The brand name makes a difference as well because the last thing that you want is to find a pressure washer made by a company you’ve never heard of.
You can also look for any special features that might be included with the unit. For example, many of them have a soap dispenser attachment that allows you to add some soap to the water you’re using, which is perfect if what you need is to clean off dirt and grime. Soap and water coupled with high-pressure water output makes a big difference when it comes to how effective the cleaning job is.
Yet another item to consider is the warranty. Even products made by top-notch companies can be defective or break unexpectedly, which means that finding the best warranty is a smart thing to do regardless of your budget or the type of pressure washer you want. Make sure that the warranty is in writing as well because you’ll want to have everything “on paper” if something should go wrong.
Next, consider whether you want a cold-water or hot-water pressure washer. Most portable pressure washers use cold water, which is also a lot more practical for a variety of reasons. However, it is good to know that hot-water power washers are available if that’s a feature you consider important. Hot-water pressure washers are usually used for farm or industrial use but there are numerous companies that make this type of mounted pressure washer.
Finally, always make sure that the pressure washer you choose is easy to carry from one area to another. It should be lightweight enough to not feel heavy as you perform your cleaning tasks but not so light that it is cheaply made or breaks easily. Checking the weight of the unit you want is important for this and many other reasons.