What is the range of PSI available within Pressure Washers?
Pressure washers use the force of water to clean a surface. Water pressure is measured in pounds per square inch or psi. The PSI rating will help indicate how powerful the water stream will be. GMP or gallons per minute is used to measure cleaning power as well. To get an understanding of the overall power of the washer, multiply PSI by GPM (PSI x GPM). Within Pressure Washers, the highest PSI is 4500 PSI PSI. At the Home Depot, we consider up to 1899 PSI light duty for vehicles or outdoor furniture. Medium duty, which is recommended for fences or patios, is between 1900 - 2799 PSI. Heavy duty is 2800+ PSI, which is recommended for driveways or to strip paint. We also carry commercial pressure washers, which are considered to be 3100+ PSI. Check out the best-selling product, the 1,600 PSI 1.2 GPM Electric Pressure Washer.
What are some of the most reviewed products in Pressure Washers?
The type of pressure washer needed starts with understanding what the machine will wash. Attributes to consider for your project are pump type and power type. An axial pump is best for small jobs around the house and requires little maintenance. A triplex pump is ideal for frequent use, and maintenance is required. Electric pressure washers are budget-friendly and low maintenance, making them a popular choice for home use. Gas pressure washers are usually more powerful than electric, require more maintenance, and typically last longer. Pressure Washers range in price from $50 to over $5,000.