The pressure washing industry can trace its roots back to 1926 and the glory days of prohibition. Frank W. Ofeldt II, an employee of a Pennsylvanian producer of gas-fired water heaters and boilers and a maker of whisky stills, is credited as the inventor of pressure washing. However while working on a whisky still, he discovered that steam forced at high pressure through a small hose provided an effective method of cleaning grease off his garage floor.
Although it is a fast, highly effective and powerful tool to clean away a grimey drive way or your old patio that hasn’t been washed in a few years or maybe even completely untouched, as with every power tool it must be respected.
As mentioned before these power washers are very powerful with a lot of pressure being jetted out through a small nozzle, this could lead to serious bodily harm if it is handled improperly and carelessly. People can suffer Anything from a small cut to a serious laceration through your body and although rare, it could sever a small body part like a finger or toe.
The pressure levels coming from the wand of the washer can be anywhere from 1300-4000psi. To put that into perspective a regular domestic hose you can find in anyone’s back garden can only push out a maximum of around 50psi. That would mean a pressure wash can squeeze out more than 50x times that of a regular hose in pressure.
Not only will it cut, bruise and scar your body. The dirty water can penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin resulting in a nasty infection over time. In fact in 2014 around 6000 people were reportedly sent to hospital due to a pressure washing related injury.
In conclusion, High pressure power tools are to be taken seriously and must not be used recreationally or used by or anywhere near children as it can cause serious injury.
The Clarke PLS265 Pressure Washer is a very powerful and common in the Berkshire area. The tough and rugged PLS265 petrol driven pressure washer is built specifically for use by different labour contractors. The highly efficient direct drive means that there are no belts or pulleys to replace and the overall reduction in vibration means there is less unnecessary stress on the motor, which in turn will boost the lifespan of the washer.
Having the right tools and equipment is one of the most important factors to consider while doing this job. However many cleaners may be put off by the price it takes. As with everything investing money into a moderately priced surface cleaner can result in less time spent on the job as well as having cleaner floors.
One of the most useful and time efficient attachments for the jet washer is in fact the surface cleaner also known as a whirl away. They are useful because they can cover a large surface area quickly and effectively.
It’s important to consider that, even thoughts surface cleaners do most of the work for you, to get that professional and crisp finish it’s a good idea to do detailing with the lance after the usage of the whirl away.
This company has treated me and the rest of the staff team with a great level of respect and decency. Going above and beyond for the care and wellbeing of their customers providing warm, water proof and protective clothing depending on the job.
The nature of the job is very dirty as there is a lot of water and mud being splashed around from the floor. Therefore it’s important to wear protective clothing to maintain good hygiene, health levels and professionalism in Ascot and Wokingham.
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