Popular Types of High Pressure Cleaners

Businesses operating in different sectors have different cleaning requirements. It is because of these varying requirements that different models high pressure cleaners are required. One industry’s high pressure cleaning needs will differ from another and having access to the correct cleaning solutions will impact the efficiency and effectiveness of your business operations.

High pressure cleaners are mechanical devices designed to primarily get rid of dirt, grease, grime and other contaminants from the surface of buildings, machines and vehicles. These units make use of increased pressure and a high flow rate that propels detergent and water at surfaces. Different high pressure cleaners can spray hot or cold water, depending on the application.

The high pressure cleaner works when an engine – be it an electronic or motor engine – pumps water from a source and then delivers it at high pressure through a nozzle. The water may be heated by gas, fuel oil or electricity. The cold or hot water will pass through the nozzle creating a heightened pressure at the end of the lance or jetting gun.

Cold Water Pressure Cleaners

This is one of the most popular types of high pressure cleaners available on the market today. Cold-water units are perfectly ideal for cleaning yards, cars, machines, workshops or premises. Heavier duty units can be used in the agriculture, industrial and construction sectors. These sectors may require the highest pressure for cleaning.

Depending on the frequency and size of cleaning required, you could purchase these cleaners as either heavy duty or compact equipment.

The Hot Water Pressure Cleaner

When pigments, oils and fats found in dirt cake onto surfaces, machinery or equipment, only hot water mixed with effective detergent will be able to quickly clean the required surface. The hot water pressure cleaner will deliver heightened pressure water at temperatures that can reach hundreds of degrees. The detergents, when mixed with these levels of heat can then effectively penetrate soil and dirt and keep it emulsified until it’s washed away by hot water.

One added advantage of making use of a high pressure cleaner is that it uses less detergent than its cold-water counterpart.

Stationary High Pressure Cleaners

Companies decide to invest in stationary high pressure cleaners for various reasons. Cold and hot pressure cleaners can come in stationary equipment which is perfectly suitable for disinfecting and cleaning various areas while still being able to save space. These units will reduce the need for long cables and water hoses and is usually installed at areas that require frequent cleaning.

At ITS Africa we make available the very latest and best quality high pressure cleaning equipment available in South Africa. We have partnered with industry leaders in the industry such as Kärcher and other major brands to make available the best products today.

Our sales specialists are all factory trained and will be able to provide you with the advice and services you need to make an informed decision regarding which quality high pressure cleaner to invest in. Contact ITS Africa to learn more about our quality high pressure cleaning technologies.

High Pressure Washers Make Light Work Of Cleaning

The invention of high pressure washers by Alfred Kärcher in 1950 revolutionised the way in which we approach industrial cleaning and there has even been some valuable spin off that has helped to simplify the lives of domestic users too.

Evidence of the power of water is all around us. The Grand Canyon, for instance, is the result of erosion by millions of years of contact with a fast-flowing torrent. Nearer home, the world-famed Victoria Falls are retreating steadily northwards – again the result of erosion by water. Under sufficient compression and directed into a fine jet, water is able to cut through stone almost effortlessly.

The same principle is widely applied, although at far lower pressures, in these powerful and highly efficient modern cleaning machines.

Typically, a unit will consist of a water storage tank that doubles as a compression chamber. The actual compression is provided by a motor which may be powered by a battery or some version of the internal combustion engine.

Once the required pressure has been reached, the water may be directed onto the surface to be cleaned using a narrow-bore, hand-held tube, known in the trade as a wand. The pressurised water is released by activating a trigger. Interchangeable nozzles provide a narrow or wide jet depending on the surface or item that needs attention.

The jet dislodges any mud, dust or grit from all surfaces even with a cold water machine. However, where the dirt is more stubborn, some units are equipped with a heater for extra cleaning power. On very greasy or oily surfaces, the heat alone may still not always suffice. For these situations, specific detergents or solvents may be added to the water to improve its grease-cutting properties and some models are fitted with the means to feed these agents directly into the stream as and if required.

Compressed water is a highly effective tool that saves many hours when compared with conventional cleaning methods. ITS Africa can advise you on all industrial and domestic cleaning tools, and supply industry-leading high pressure washers.

Types Of High Pressure Cleaners

You can choose between two options for applications requiring high pressure cleaners. These consist of cold or warm water high pressure cleaners. The type of high pressure cleaner you purchase is mostly dependent upon the type of dirt and grime that you need blasted away. You can also find out whether the high pressure cleaners you need are suitable for use with detergents and chemicals. If you require regular cleaning of a specific area, a fixed or permanently installed high pressure sprayer will be more suitable to your requirements. Otherwise choose a mobile high pressure cleaner that will meet cleaning requirements in a variety of areas.

To get the best advice regarding which types of high pressure cleaners will best suit your requirements, please contact us.