Pressure washers are convenient to have at home. Whether you’re planning on cleaning your deck or you simply want to remove stains on your wall, you’ll find them really handy. However, for them to be effective, you need to have a good idea on the right pressure to have.
So, what is a good PSI for a pressure washer?
It’ll depend on your unit. If you have a gas-powered model, it should be able to put out about 2,000 t0 2,800 psi of pressure. If you own an electric model, it should put out 1,300 to 1,700 psi which is lower.
Take note that the more power your pressure washer has, the riskier it is to use. For example, if you’ll be operating gas models, you need to be extra careful as they are more prone to etching wooden surfaces.
Now, most pressure washers are able to handle walks, decks, and other related tasks. However, for your safety and to ensure that you won’t damage anything while cleaning, it’s a good idea to test out your pressure washer first. Start by cleaning a hidden area before you do the rest of the surface. You should also be careful when using solid-stream nozzles as they can cause the most damage.