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How to determine if your pressure washer pump is faulty

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As the heart of your pressure washing system, the high-pressure pump pressurizes the water stream, delivering efficient cleaning power. If your pressure washer pump fails, so does your washing system. Here are the most common signs of problems with your pump and how to troubleshoot or repair the issue. Water leak. If water leaks from…

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Benefits of a diesel pressure washer

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In the world of pressure washers, there’s no “one size fits all.” A diesel pressure washer offers advantages over other models, especially in industrial applications. Here are some of the benefits of a diesel pressure washer. Higher pressure A diesel pressure washer is more powerful than electric or gasoline  pressure washer and can deliver higher…

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Water brooms vs. surface cleaners: what’s best?

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Both water brooms and surface cleaners are efficient, time-saving pressure washer attachments that can be used for various tasks. However, depending on what type of operation you run, you may want to choose one over the other. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the right tool for the job. Water broom Water brooms…

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How to choose a hose reel for your pressure washer

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A powerful pressure washing setup requires a reliable reel to retrieve and store the hose. Do you know what you’re looking for in a power washing hose reel for your commercial operation? Here are five things to consider. Hose diameter and length. Pressure washer hoses come in three standard sizes: 1/4-inch, 5/16-inch and 3/8-inch. Depending…

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Truck vs. trailer-mounted mobile pressure washer systems

Here’s a rundown for trailer-mounted vs truck-mounted mobile pressure washers. For custom solutions in Western Canada, contact us today.

If you’re looking for a portable, powerful pressure washing system, you may consider installing a pressure washer on the back of a pickup truck or in a trailer. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a rundown of each. Truck-mounted pressure washer system A truck-mounted pressure washer system makes getting to job sites easy. You…

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Choosing the proper nozzle for your pressure washer project

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Warning – utilizing the wrong sized nozzle for your pressure washer can cause equipment damage. It may also cause bodily injury and personal damage. Pressure washers come with several nozzles individually suited for specific tasks. Pressure washer nozzles are universally colour-coded to make it easier for operators to choose the best one. Here’s a power…

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4 benefits of an automatic parts washer

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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

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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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