Can You Use Dish Soap In A Pressure Washer


When cleaning anything, it’s normal to think about using soap. After all, we clean our house, dishes, and even our body with soap. However, when it comes to using a pressure washer, you need to be extra careful.

So, can you use dish soap in a pressure washer?

The answer to that will depend on what you will be using it for.

Soap is great when it comes to lighter cleaning jobs. You can use it when cleaning your patios, driveways, boats, and cars.

Soaps are considered to be biodegradable so you can use it without worrying about harming the environment. However, this doesn’t mean that you can disregard product labels. Just to be sure that you are actually using safe dish soap in your pressure washer, read the product’s ingredients and claims. Double check if it doesn’t have harmful ingredients.

Additionally, you have to be careful about blockages. Soap can bond with untreated water, creating blockages and damaging your machine. This is essentially true with electric pressure washers which don’t possess as much power as gas pressure washers.

To find out the right PSI you should look for in a pressure washer, we have this guide you might want to check out.