Pressure Solutions receives are large range of questions regarding everything to do with pressure cleaners, parts, accessories and custom equipment. With our expertise and knowledge we aim to answer all of these as best as we can, below you will find some of the common questions.
If you can’t find the answer to your question below, feel free to contact us via email or give our friendly team a call.
A pressure cleaner is a high-powered spray that is able to do quite a bit of things including getting rid of gum. It gets rid of mould, grime, mud, and a lot more from concrete surfaces, vehicles, and buildings. It is excellent for cleaning decks, porches, patios, and other hard to clean areas. Allowing for efficient cleaning of these surfaces across many industries.
Yes, Pressure solutions provides parts, after market accessories and services all makes and models of pressure cleaners found in NZ.
Determining which pressure cleaner you need is what we do, provided you know what you want to use it for, once we ask you the right questions we should find the solution that fits your budget and tasks. Contact our knowledgeable team so we can run you through our options suited for your needs.
Cold pressure cleaners can be used for dirt, mud and general cleaning applications as mentioned above.
Hot / steam cleaners are commonly used for grease, oil or fat. Steam cleaners are popular choices in workshops, dairy farms or the food industry.
A low speed pump generally is a crankshaft style pump running at 1450 rpm. Normally these can draw their own water from a source and have minimal wear and tear if maintained correctly. These style pumps are also used with both petrol/diesel engines and electric motors
A high speed pump is generally a crankshaft pump running at 3400 rpm. The pistons are smaller and you normally have to feed them with water from mains pressure or a good tank supply. Wear and tear is about double that of a low speed pump.
A wobble plate pump is an off set flange spinning on a shaft with springs to return the pistons after the shaft pushes them in and out. This is the cheapest style of pump and commonly sold with your cheaper box style machines. They are also a high speed pump running at 3400rpm but are a cheaper pump build than the crankshaft version.
The style and type of pump you use is very important to the variety of work tasks that it will be doing and how often it will be carrying these out. If the correct pump is chosen for the job you will be getting the most out of provided it is also maintained properly.
Petrol water blasters can be used without any from of power, making them far more portable and you will often get better value for performance from petrol as a general rule. From a domestic point of view most people will only have single phase and therefore be very limited to the size water blaster they can use at home, with petrol you can use whichever size you want provided other specifications have been met. The variety of accessories available on the market for petrol water blasters tends to be a lot better as most product is generic between brands.
Pressure Solutions provides a 12 month warranty for manufacturers’ faults on all cleaning machines; water blasters, and parts. Except for accessories where there are only warranted for 90 days from purchase. Trailer and skid frames are warranted for 5 years.
For any questions or further information please feel free to contact us and we will aim to get back to you within 24 hours.
With a little proactive maintenance and some tender loving care, a vast majority of pressure washers from all of today’s top manufacturers will give you a long lasting tool that you can use to effectively clean all of your property. A professional can help you choose the pressure washer that best meets your needs. It is sometimes more financially reasonable to replace your unit than fix it. Either way, a professional pressure cleaner can diagnose the problem and give you options and recommendation
Fan nozzles come in 0°, 15°, 25° and 40° sizes, they do up to and are commonly colour coded or available in stainless steel or brass componentary.
The 40° fan nozzles produces a wide spray pattern and is commonly colour coded white. It emits a reasonably low pressure, making it ideal for use on items like boats, cars, stucco and windows, which can be easily damaged, so need to be cleaned with care.
The 25° fan nozzle produces a good mid-strength spray pattern and is typically colour coded green. These mid-duty water blaster nozzles are good for general purpose cleaning like removing mud, dirt and mould from bricks, paving and decking.
The 15° fan nozzle, usually colour coded yellow, produces a tight, high pressure spray that quickly blasts away dirt and debris. This high pressure nozzle is great for heavy duty cleaning
work such as concrete cleaning, paint striping and removing oxidation and grease from equipment and floors.
The 0° nozzle is the most high pressure nozzle of all. Commonly colour coded red the high pressure pencil jet emitted by the 0° nozzle should be used for precision industrial cleaning
only. This nozzle is typically used to remove tar, glues, rust, resins and barnacles. If used incorrectly, this nozzle can cause catastrophic damage if used incorrectly, safety clothing must be worn at all times and a small inconspicuous area of the item to be cleaned tested before general cleaning with the nozzle begins.
In addition to the nozzles mentioned above as black soap nozzle is available. This nozzle has the widest spray pattern and most gentle output. This nozzle is ideal for detergent application as the low pressure doesn’t blast the detergent off the surface being cleaned.
Rotary nozzles are known by a number of different names around the world including Turbo nozzles, Roto nozzles or Rotor nozzles. This type of nozzle produces a rotating, conical spray
that pulses, the cone pattern covers a large area, while the rotating, pulsation action results in a deep clean. Rotary Nozzles increase your water blasters cleaning efficiency and are ideal
for the heavy duty cleaning of wide, flat areas like driveways, flooring, roof tops, brickwork and stripping paint.
Note always start the machine with the rotary nozzle facing downwards to prevent injuries and also damage occurring to the nozzle.
Vario Nozzles, commonly called Multi-Reg Nozzles are adjustable multi-purpose nozzles that allow operators to adapt quickly to changes in environment with a simple twist of their nozzle.
The ability to change the spray pattern and intensity from wide angle to pencil jet and everything in between, allows operators to easily deal with sudden changes in the surface they are cleaning e.g. going from brick to stucco walls or having to deal with heavy soilage such as an oil stain on a concrete floor.
If you have recently replaced the high pressure hose on your unit and are noticing a loss in pressure, you may have installed an incorrect hose that is wider than required for your model of washer. Hoses typically come in three widths; 1/4”, 5/16” & 3/8”. When replacing the hose on your pressure cleaner, make sure you buy a hose with the exact same diameter. The diameter of the hoses can look similar, but an extra fraction of an inch can cause a very noticeable loss of pressure during operation. If you are unsure of the proper width of hose for your machine, consult one of our helpful staff.
At Pressure Solutions there are many reasons for why we will be your go to for all of your pressure cleaner and high pressure equipment needs, see below for those reasons.