Pressure Washer Tips for Contractors Using Pressure Washers in the Construction Industry

constructionA pressure washer is an essential tool to clean up or prepare a construction site after demolition. Because the of the demands of most construction sites, a highly-rated, durable and mobile unit is required. There are pressure washers specially designed to reach inaccessible places safely and run for long periods of time efficiently. Some power washers will allow you to mix in sand or other media that can help clean heavier jobs. Using the right equipment for the job will result in savings of replacement equipment and labor costs. Pressure washers are used in the construction industry all the time so it’s important to select one that meets the needs of the construction industry. Rule of thumb is 2 to 3 Gallons per Minute (GPM) and up to 3000 Pounds per Square Inch (PSI) for smaller contractors with less equipment and smaller job where larger contactors will need 4 to 5 GPM and 2000-3000 PSI to hand larger jobs and heavy equipment cleaning.

Removing Graffiti From Worksites

Construction sites are plagued by graffiti and removing it can be a real hassle unless you have a pressure washer and the right kinds of graffiti removal products.

  • You will need an electric  or gas pressure washer with at least 300 psi and 4-5 GPM and a rotating nozzle for best results.
  • Protect your eyes and skin
  • Make sure to prevent chemicals from entering storm drains.
  • Start power washing at low pressure from top to bottom using overlapping strokes.
  • Wait a few minutes to let the chemicals act but do not let them dry on the surface.
  • Rinse thoroughly after you are done.

Pressure Washing Masonry

Save a lot of time by cleaning masonry power washing equipment on new construction sites.

  • Always follow the manufacturers instructions for operation and safety.
  • Wear eye protection and appropriate clothing.
  • If you on a ladder or in a elevated position make sure to have a firm hold to handle the kickback of the jet.
  • Work in small areas of about 25 to 40 square feet at a time.
  • Test a small area before starting and work from the bottom up, allowing a few minutes for the pressure washing chemicals to react.
  • Don’t let the solution dry on the surface and rinse thoroughly from top to bottom.

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