Choosing the Perfect Pressure Washer

How do Pressure Washers Work?

How do Pressure Washers Work?

High pressure cleaners add a whole new level of convenience to cleaning stubborn areas. Using a combination of air and water in an incredibly powerful, pressurised stream, pressure washers work to scour vehicle, floor and industrial surfaces of all kinds of contaminants. Where soapy water and a brush might not be strong enough to do the job, pressure washers can come in incredibly handy.

What Can I Use a Pressure Washer for?

What Can I Use a Pressure Washer for?

High pressure cleaners are incredibly versatile, eco-friendly and efficient. With just the use of water (although you can add in soap or detergent should you need to shift something particularly stubborn), pressure washers can clean all manner of surfaces of the toughest grime and dirt. This makes them incredibly popular for cleaning paved surfaces that would otherwise need professional treatment, including patios, driveways, sidewalks and porches. 

Vehicles are also susceptible to tough, caked in grease and grime, and for this reason pressure cleaners are becoming increasingly popular as car wash tools. Particularly handy for dealing with more detailed areas of your vehicle, you’ll often find pressure washers in the hands of professional detailers as a way of quickly cleaning vehicle surfaces with the minimal use of soap or harsh detergents.

What Do I Need to Consider when Buying a Pressure Washer?

While pressure washers may seem like relatively simple contraptions, there are a number of variants that make them suitable for cleaning different surfaces more effectively. Whether you’re cleaning your drive way or looking for a quicker outlet for washing your car, getting the right pressure cleaner will save you both time and money.


  • Pressure washers generate thousands of PSI of pressure, making them extremely powerful cleaning devices
  • Some pressure washers may be too strong for use on more delicate surfaces, especially when dealing with vehicle surfaces
  • Choose a smaller, lower pressure washer if cleaning your car is priority, and use a larger washer for heavy duty cleaning of paved surface 


  • Different cleaners have varying shapes and sizes to hold more water, detergent and accessories
  • Larger pressure washers have larger handles to help with portability, longer cables, longer hose units and more accessories to store
  • Keep this in mind when choosing a pressure cleaner to save on weight, space and extra money


  • As you go up in price with pressure washers, you start to get more accessories included to help with all your cleaning needs
  • Some Jetpower pressure washers come with interchangeable lances, including the Turbo lance that has a cyclonic head
  • Some pressure washers have built in detergent tanks, while some have bottles attached to the side for when you need to use soap