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Cold Water vs. Hot Water Pressure Washer: Which one is better?

stairs cleaned with a pressure washer

If you’re in the market for a new pressure washer for your Vancouver business, you’re probably wondering whether you should choose a hot or cold-water unit. But the answer to which one is best depends on how you’ll be using it. Both hot and cold-water pressure washers have their strengths, so keep reading to find out which one is…

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The Hotsy Foam Cannon: what you need to know

A trucker uses the Hotsy Foam Canon while washing his truck.

Do you have a tough cleaning job that you need to get through? When washing stubborn grit and grime off trucks, tractors and other heavy equipment, a standard spray nozzle often doesn’t do the trick. What’s needed is a Hotsy Foam Cannon. Keep reading to learn more about these effective pressure washer cleaning solutions. What’s…

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4 benefits of an automatic parts washer

automatic parts washer hotsy

If you work in the automotive, manufacturing, transportation or oil industry, you know challenging it can be to remove grease, oil and grime from metal parts. Many cleaning methods use harsh and toxic solvents. However, more businesses are choosing automatic parts washers because of their many advantages. Here are four benefits of using an automatic…

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How to pressure wash your boat to prevent the spread of whirling disease

man cleaning a sailboat with a pressure washer

Properly washing your boat does more than keep it looking clean. It also prevents harmful aquatic life from spreading throughout Western Canadian waterways. Whirling disease, for example, is already affecting fish in four major watersheds in central and southern Alberta. Anglers, tour operators and recreational boaters must take precautions to prevent whirling disease and invasive…

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What are the differences between plunger pumps and piston pumps?

Piston Pump vs Plunger Pump Chart

How your pressure washer operates depends on the type of pump it uses. There are two main types of pressure washer pumps: plunger pumps and piston pumps. Knowing the similarities and differences between the two can help you better decide which pressure washer model is right for you. Similarities between plunger pumps and piston pumps…

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5 benefits of wash bay systems

Washing a truck with a high-powered wash bay pressure washer

Businesses in the agriculture, mining, oil and construction industries use heavy-duty vehicles that require industrial-strength cleaning. Wash bay systems are an effective solution for companies that must wash down multiple vehicles daily. Here are some of the many benefits of wash bays for industrial cleaning processes. 1. They increase efficiency Wash bays are highly efficient…

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Livestock and pressure washing


Pressure washers have many applications in agriculture. Livestock operations, in particular, can use them to help keep animals, employees and the public safe. Here’s how pressure washers help livestock farmers. Pressure washers keep animals healthy Whether you raise cows, chickens, turkeys or pigs, barn sanitation is of the utmost importance. A lack of adequate cleaning…

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4 common pressure washing mistakes

Pressure washers can effectively clean off years of dirt and grime in mere seconds. However, if misused, they can also cause considerable damage to whatever you’re trying to clean. Although you can certainly have fun using them, remember that pressure washers aren’t toys. Here are four mistakes to avoid the next time you use one.…

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Troubleshooting your pressure washer

Hotsy hot water pressure washer troubleshooting

If your mobile pressure washer is acting up, don’t rush off to the nearest pressure washer repair shop. You don’t have to be a professional to troubleshoot the issue. In many cases, there’s probably a simple solution. Here are some of the most common pressure washer problems and how to fix them. The nozzle or…

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