For When the Pressure is on to Get the Job Done Right
All hail the mighty industrial pressure washer. Serious flow and high cleaning pressure makes pressure washers suitable for an infinite amount of general cleaning and maintenance tasks. Goodway’s versatile line of industrial pressure washers are built to last, even in the most rugged environments. Every pressure washer requires a water source for use and Goodway’s dynamic pressure washer machines come equipped with added convenience for hose storage, chemical injection and more. Some even offer hot water options to better suit your specific cleaning needs. With several great machines to choose from, you’re probably wondering how to select the best one for the task. Continue reading to make selecting the best pressure washer a pressure-free, hassle-free experience.
How to Choose the Right Industrial Pressure Washer
Finding the right pressure washer for your organization is important. By choosing the incorrect version, it can leave you with an underpowered pressure washer, or a solution that just disappoints. The Goodway line of pressure washers includes air-powered pressure washers, electronic powered pressure washers, hot water pressure washers, and powerful portable and compact pressure washers.
Here are the questions to ask yourself:
- Focus on the application. What are the exact needs that you will be using the pressure washer for?
- Consider the work environment. Will you need it to be ultra-portable, or will it be used in a specific area. Is air-power important? Gas, electric?
- Will you be using cleaning chemicals?
- What specialty accessories will you need?
A good pressure washer is constructed of durable materials. Consider stainless steel for reliability and long life. Additionally, some features and benefits of a high-quality pressure washer include steel reinforced hoses, and stainless steel wands, soap containers, and optional hot water usage. Plus, a full range of accessories is important so that you can expand the applications as your business needs change. These include hoses, nozzles, wands, and pressure washer attachments.
Keeping the focus on the applications you are buying for is important. Every application requires a certain amount of pressure to break the bond between n “dirt” and the surface it is adhered to. Using pressures greater than 20% over the minimum required to break the bond will not improve the cleaning speed of the equipment. However, once the bond-breaking pressure is reached, increasing the flow will decrease the cleaning time. Seeking higher and higher pressure ratings when choosing a pressure washer may not give you the best results.
Identify the Application
Industrial pressure washers are versatile in their cleaning abilities. Each application requires a certain amount of pressure to break the bond between dirt and the area it’s adhered to, which is why our innovative machines come with a full range of available accessories, like high quality pressure nozzles and wands to blast away dirt, grime, tough stains and clean a variety of applications in no time.
- Sidewalk cleaning
- Gum removal
- Industrial kitchens
- Bathroom cleaning
- Graffiti removal
- Plate and frame heat exchangers
- General cleaning
- Gutter cleaning
- Water and mud stain removal
Industrial pressure washers are used extensively in almost every industry. Goodway’s selection of pressure washers make cleaning a variety of applications easier and more efficient when matched properly with the application. We also offer a wide range of special tools and accessories that offer greater cleaning flexibility and convenience to satisfy your application’s unique cleaning needs even further.
Did You Know?
Selecting industrial pressure washers with higher pressure ratings may not always provide the best results and can cause significant damage.
Industrial Pressure Washer Industry Applications
Airports utilize large pressure washers to clean runways of rubber and paint deposits to enhance the safety of arriving and departing aircraft. Airport workers also use smaller pressure washers to maintain service vehicle cleanliness in addition to other general cleaning applications.
Municipalities rely on pressure washers and knowledge of chemistry to keep a handle on graffiti removal and control. Municipal workers also use pressure washers to keep vehicle fleets clean. These fleets include police, fire, emergency vehicles, buses, and trucks. Pressure washers are also used to clean and restore local statues and monuments. Recently, pressure washers were used to clean the gigantic faces on Mount Rushmore.
Food & Beverage Industry
Cleanliness is the watchword in the food and beverage industry. Both hot and cold water pressure washers are used extensively to maintain the property, plant, and food equipment. Pressure washers are used daily to clean vats, mixers, packaging equipment, cutting and blending equipment, etc. Can you imagine what a job it must have been to keep a food plant clean using all manual methods?
Boats & Marinas
Go to any marina or boat yard and you’re sure to see pressure washers being used to clean boat bottoms of marine growth such as barnacles and algae. Pressure washers fitted with wet sandblasting attachments are also popular for preparing metal surfaces for painting.
Owners of commercial and residential buildings use pressure washers to clean awnings, siding, windows, loading docks, trash containers, and basically, anything that gets dirty. Pressure washers can also be fitted with special hoses and nozzles for power to act as drain cleaners to prevent blockages. Pressure washers are like computers today – how did we ever get along without them?
Consider the Work Environment
There are two common types of industrial pressure washers: gas powered pressure washers and electric powered pressure washers. Gas powered washers tend to be the most powerful of the two. Some models even offer supreme portability and are equipped for heavy-duty maintenance and rugged outdoor jobs. Electric power washers, on the other hand, offer benefits in their size, being small, compact and ready to take on lighter duty cleaning tasks - either outside or inside. Whether your cleaning needs require ruggedness to withstand outdoor environments, or an outlet to simply plug-and-go-outdoors, Goodway offers some of the finest pressure washer machines in each of the two major categories.
For maximum cleaning power in remote locations where there’s no electrical hookup, gas powered industrial pressure washers, like the GPW-4000-G Gasoline Powered Cold Water Pressure Washer is the perfect selection. This all-purpose heavy-duty pressure washer blasts dirt and grime with 4000 PSI of cleaning power, features a 1.7 gallon fuel tank and includes a heavy-duty cart that can hold up to 2 gallons of cleaning solution for longer running time. For best results, use with APC-100 All-Purpose Cleaner – our biodegradable grease emulsifier that is specifically designed for use with hi-pressure washers.
- Rugged design and gas-powered convenience
- Works great on sidewalks, crevices and for gum removal
- Five quick connect nozzles to match different applications
- Can use hot water for additional cleaning power
- Soap siphon tube for easy injection of chemicals
If you don’t have to take your pressure washer far distances, or in very harsh environments, then electric pressure washers are a great choice. The Goodway GPW-1200 Portable Hi-Pressure Washer is our finest portable, carry-around heavy-duty unit that was specially designed for easily transporting up ladders, stairs and into tight locations. This compact, high performance industrial pressure washer blasts away dirt, grime and debris with 1200 PSI of cleaning power at 1.8 GPM and also offers just the right amount of water power to clean a wide variety of applications – from cleaning industrial kitchens to fulfilling general cleaning duties with ease.
- Stainless steel construction for long life
- For cleaning on rooftops, ceiling HVAC drip pans and more
- Variable pressure nozzles to better match your application
- Can use hot water for additional cleaning power
- Soap siphon container for easier injection of chemicals
Power hungry? GPW-2E Heavy Duty Electric Power Cold Water Pressure Washer is our most powerful electric powered unit. Running off of 230V electrical power, this dynamic high flow and high pressure machine delivers 2,200 PSI of cleaning power at a whopping 3 GPM to handle even the toughest, most challenging tasks. Perfect for safe, indoor cleaning jobs. Use with APC -100 All Purpose Cleaner for best results.
- High pressure and high water volume for heavy cleaning jobs
- Rugged, steel reinforced hose on reel
- Can also use hot water for additional cleaning power
- Soap container for easier injection of chemicals
Chemical Cleaning Agents
Bring in the chemical cleaner for extra assistance in removing tough stains and deposits. Goodway machines inject chemicals on the downstream of the pump for more options and safer cleaning. The following cleaners are options that Goodway offers for better control of cleaning a variety of HVAC applications with industrial pressure washers.
APC-100 All Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser – is specially designed to use with hi-pressure washes and can be used to clean virtually anything
CoilShine Coil Cleaner – is a non-acidic and safe on coils fast-acting coil cleaner containing powerful degreasers and cleaning agents for superior coil cleaning results
GRC-400 Gum Removal Cleaning Solution – works wonders loosening and removing sticky gum adhered to surfaces
A Little Hot Water Goes a Long Way
Hot water cleaning lowers the surface tension of water as cleaning solution melts chemical bonds down like butter, for easier, faster deposit removal. It also cuts cleaning time in half – cutting through grease and loosening stuck food on contact. It’s a proven fact that increasing water temperatures by 10 degrees doubles the reaction rate and cleans applications up to two times faster. In fact, hot water cleaning is so efficient, that in some cases, deposits can be completely removed with water pressure alone.
Did You Know?
Gas powered washers can clean 2-3 times faster than electric powered washers, due to high flow and pressure washer ratings.
Pressure and Water Flow – Partners in Cleaning
The key to receiving the best cleaning results with an industrial pressure washer is using the right amount of pressure. One of the most common misconceptions about pressure washers is that the higher the pounds per square inch (PSI), the greater the performance. PSI measures the amount of force, or pressure, by a machine and although it is significant in determining a pressure washer’s cleaning power, this alone is not the best way to do so. Another very important factor to consider is the gallons per minute (GPM), or the volume of water flow that contributes to the cleaning force. The higher the GPM and PSI are, collectively, the more powerful the machine will be - so you can avoid risk of selecting a too powerful pressure washer and damaging the application. A noteworthy rule of thumb to remember is that effective, professional pressure washers produce a stripping action effect that removes dirt on contact. Naturally, expert cleaning machines like these can be found at Goodway.
Did You Know?
The CPU, or cleaning power units, must be considered for pressure washing deep cleaning capabilities. In order to determine the CPU of a machine, simply multiply the GPM by the PSI and the greater the CPU, the greater ability your machine has for deeper, more effective cleaning.
Why not broaden your pressure washing cleaning capabilities by connecting a few convenient nozzles and attachments? Goodway’s line of pressure washing equipment has a great selection of quick connect accessories and special pressure washer additions that give you more control of water pressure, streaming patterns and functionality, for faster and greater cleaning results.
GPW-SBA-40 Sand blaster – is a versatile, wet sandblasting attachment that you simply attach to the wand, put the intake hose into a supply of sand and fire away
Universal swivel – is a directional attachment for more gun flexibility when cleaning gutters and tight spaces
Drain cleaning attachment – turns into a drain cleaner for sinks and slower drains – for cleaning drain lines, or pipes with IDs up to 6”
Hot water option – is for thorough cleaning and removal of tough, greasy stains
Hose reel – is convenient in industrial and rugged environments that require extra strength equipment and extended reach of applications
PWNT-0040 Turbo Nozzle – is a pinpoint nozzle with a floating head that spins at 3000 RPM for wider coverage of large cleaning areas
Did You Know?
All of Goodway’s powerful industrial pressure washers conveniently include a cleaning wand for greater flexibility.