Karcher pressure washers are available in small handheld models and in larger wheel mounted units. The company manufactures more pressure washers than any other company worldwide. Every pressure washer is designed to the highest standards in quality, ergonomics and user friendliness.
Essentially, Karcher pressure washers are all different versions of a motorized pump, garden hose and nozzle. The motor pressurizes the water as it comes through the hose and nozzle. Different nozzles are available. Which one you use depends on the job you are doing. Full instructions are included with your pressure washer.
Karcher pressure washers are perfect for hard to tackle jobs. They are designed to easily remove heavy dirt, mold and mildew and grime. With one, you can clean almost any sturdy object. They are ideal for projects that are big, difficult to reach or for when you want excellent cleaning capability. Use them on your deck or concrete driveway to remove old leaves. Pressure wash your car for maximum cleaning and remove mold and grime from the siding on your home. The possibilities are almost endless.
There are a couple of things to look at when determining how powerful a particular pressure washer might be. These terms are PSI and GPM. PSI simply means “pounds per square inch”. The higher the PSI the more pressure the washer will create to clean those difficult jobs. Another term you may see is GPM. This stands for “gallons per minute”. You should find the PSI or GPM on the pressure washer box or in the accompanying instruction booklet.
Prices vary. You can find them for about $300 for a comparatively lightweight home pressure washer. At the other end of the spectrum you can pay hundreds for a super heavy-duty commercial brand.
If you want a Karcher pressure washer but don’t want to purchase one (or if you want to try one before purchasing) renting may be an option. Many home improvement stores will rent a pressure washer by the day or by the weekend. A deposit may be required in addition to a rental fee. These deposits are typically refunded in full when the pressure washer is returned in clean and working order.
Karcher pressure washers are available in different models and sizes. When selecting one, you should consider how you are going to use the pressure washer and what features you might need. A relatively inexpensive, lightweight machine may be perfect for occasional home use. That same machine may not meet your expectations under daily use on a commercial job site.
The type of power source is another consideration. Pressure washers can run on electricity or they can use gas or diesel. The same considerations for storage of equipment and chemicals apply as they would for any other piece of outdoor equipment. For safely reasons, make sure that all supplies can be kept out of reach of children or pets.
With proper care and storage your Karcher pressure washer should give you years of use. Compare styles and features at a major home improvement center near you.