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Pressure Washing 101: How To Use A Pressure Cleaner

pswaterblasters 15 Mar, 2024

Pressure Washing 101: How To Use A Pressure Cleaner

Over time, surfaces such as driveways and your home’s exterior walls can accumulate dirt and grime, which has a detrimental effect on their appearance. The good news is that you can get these surfaces looking as good as new again, and all you need is a pressure cleaner. But what exactly is a pressure cleaner and how does it work?

If you’re hoping to use a pressure cleaner to revitalize a surface, you’ve come to the right place. At Pressure Solutions, we offer a range of pressure cleaners and have lots of advice to offer regarding how to use them effectively.

In this guide, we will discuss all you need to know about pressure cleaners, including what they are and how to use them.

What is a pressure cleaner?

A pressure cleaner, also known as a pressure washer or a power washer, is a machine that you can use to clean large surfaces. This includes things like cars, driveways, pavements, and outdoor walls – in other words, surfaces where long-term exposure to the elements causes dirt to build up.

How do pressure cleaners work?

Pressure cleaners work by heating water, and then spraying it at high pressure pump against a surface. The force of the water dislodges the build-up of dirt and washes it away, leaving you with a clean surface!

How to operate a pressure cleaner

If you have never used a pressure cleaner before, the idea might seem daunting. But the good news is that pressure cleaners are relatively simple to operate.

Most pressure cleaners feature pressure settings which can be easily adjusted. All you need to do is select the pressure you want and aim the cleaner at the surface. It’s a good idea to start on the lowest setting and adjust as necessary, as different surfaces will require different levels of pressure.

Remember to take care when using high-pressure water – it is recommended that you wear eye protection when cleaning with a pressure washer.

After you’ve used your pressure cleaner, it’s important to clean out the filter, as this helps to keep the machine in good working condition.

Now that you know more about how to use a power washer, it’s time to get started on finding the right pressure cleaner for you. Here at Pressure Solutions, we supply a wide range of pressure cleaners and related products. Explore our website or get in with us touch today!

Why choose us?

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.


Excellent service provided by a friendly and experienced team


Quick turnaround on repairs, servicing and new product


A high level of communication when dealing with us as a whole


Specialists in customized solutions for all your needs


Auckland wide call-out servicing (by appointment)


NZ wide sales and service through our network


Manufacturers guarantee’s on all product sold


A large range of replacement and spare parts


A solution for whatever your needs may be within the industry