Harness the power of your pressure washer

 
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How to harness the power of your high-pressure washer

Check out our top tips to using a pressure washer. They can be used in a multitude of ways, find out more below.

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    If you think a pressure washer is just for cleaning patios then think again! The velocity and high pressure it creates when releasing water is perfect for dozens of grimy household cleaning jobs.

    Our top 10 grime-busting jobs include:

    • Fencing
    • Exterior brickwork
    • Garage doors
    • Outdoor grills and BBQ’s
    • Cleaning greenhouse, conservatories and guttering
    • Driveways and pathways
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Cars, motorcycles and boats
    • Lawn mower and lawn equipment
    • The rubbish bin

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    Other accessories:

    • Car Wash Kit (opt.)
    • Self Priming Kit (opt.)
    • Patio Cleaner (opt.)
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    Have the right model and accessories for the job

    1 - Have the right model and accessories for the job
    Have the right model and accessories for the job

    When working with pressure washers, it’s really important to have the right model and accessories for the job. Too little pressure, and the job will take forever, but too much pressure can cause damage to what you are trying to clean.

    Generally, a lower pressure is suitable for tasks like cars, patio furniture and bikes, while higher pressures are needed for concrete paving and other heavy-duty cleaning. It’s a very good idea to think about the most cleaning power you will need and find a pressure washer capable of this.

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    Know how to measure cleaning power

    Pressure washers normally measure their cleaning power using two numbers - the pressure and the flow rate.

    The pressure is a measure of the force of the water coming out, which makes up for the ’cutting power’ of the stream to get through tough dirt.

    The flow rate is the amount of water that comes from the pressure washer, and gives the ’rinsing’ and washing action.

    Putting both together will give you the ’cleaning rate’, or how much you can clean in a given time. A high pressure and a high flow rate mean you can clean large areas quickly. Selecting the right pressure washer for the right job means that you can really cut down the amount of time it takes to do those grubby household jobs.

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    Many accessories mean many applications

    3 - Many accessories mean many applications
    Many accessories mean many applications

    You can feel assured that your Bosch high pressure washer will be ready for any task with over 15 accessories, ranging from different nozzles and hose lengths, to adapters and patio cleaners. There are also three accessory kits: Car Wash kit, Home Emergency and Self Priming offering complete cleaning solutions.

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    Don't be afraid to share your tool

    4 - Don't be afraid to share your tool
    Don't be afraid to share your tool

    Sharing your pressure washer can have social benefits too with friends, family and neighbours who might be showing ‘pressure washer envy’. Letting them borrow it for their own benefit may mean they return it with thank you gestures including a bottle of wine, an invite for dinner or other goodies, meaning the pressure washer tends to pay for itself in the end. Everyone’s a winner!



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    Bosch does not accept any responsibility for the instructions stored here. Bosch would also like to point out that you follow these instructions at your own risk. For your own safety, please take all the necessary precautions.


     

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