Hi, I’m Jamey, Founding Editor and Expert Pressure Washer
I started this website because I have 15+ years combined experience as a commercial power washer and mechanical engineer (UBC Mech) designing and constructing industrial wash-pads at Rio Tinto (Iron Ore Australia). These wash-pads rely heavily on industrial pressure washers, electric motors and pumps and cost upwards of a million dollars each (when you include for labour, materials and earthworks).
These pressure washing stations were deployed at mine sites and were used to wash the light vehicles (cars and small trucks). Some were fully automatic and some were manual. Each used two industrial pressure washers, usually hot water electric with around 2,500 PSI and 4.5 GPM.
I spent a lot of hours researching and talking to pressure washing company sales people over the years and believe I am an expert on the technical side. As mentioned above I also spent 3+ years employed as a power washer at a rendering plant cleaning concrete breezeways, parking lots, weigh stations and industrial equipment day-in-day-out. There I used either a cold-water belt-driven gas power washer or a hot water electric – both in the 5 GPM and 3000 PSI ranges. So I’m also quite familiar with how to use and maintain pressure washers as well as their technical workings.
Over the years I’ve developed a love for them and started this website to ensure I not only know about the industrial ones (from work) but also the residential ones. So for the past 7+ years I’ve focused on buying, testing, comparing and reviewing the residential machines and shared my findings on PressureWashr.
What better way to learn than to test, research and review in real life? Check out our How We Test guide.
Over the years, I’ve also found some like-minded people to expand our coverage and add new formats like video. We are a small but dedicated team.
Check out some pics of me testing:
The pressure washers tested are bought at Amazon.com, The Home Depot, from used online classified like Craigslist or eBay and various other big box outlets…
Here’s some Sun Joe testing:
And some AR Blue Clean testing:
And some Briggs & Stratton pressure washer unboxing:
Testing out the Ryobi battery powered pressure washer (the thing is so quiet):
A few pressure washers lined up ready for a few hours of Saturday testing:
Testing the Karcher K1700:
Testing the AR Blue Clean AR2N1:
There’s always pressure washers waiting in the shed for more testing:
4 Ways PressureWashr Teaches And Motivates
- How-To Articles. PressureWashr teaches you the right way to clean surfaces so you don’t damage them. There is a right and wrong way to pressure clean. Do it wrong and you could do damage not just to surfaces but to yourself and the environment. Check out the How-To Library. There’s articles on pools, wheelie bins, driveways, cars, boats and more (with video).
- Answers to common questions. The FAQ section answers your questions. I only answer a Q if I get asked it more than 3 times. Chuck us a Q on social media at a link below.
- Special Report. In-depth pressure washing and tool industry reports shared by industry execs – some with original infographics and charts – all for your viewing pleasure (for free).
- Top Tens. A new section just added to the site. The Top Tens section will highlight the best pressure washing contractors in each state and also have fun lists loosely based around pressure cleaning.
- Buying Guides. We take our individual tests and
- Pressure Washing Articles.
- Well Produced Video Content.
The PressureWashr Pinterest page is where all the awesome before after pics I find are catalogued. Go there to view all the pressure washing photos I have seen.
PressureWashr Instagram page is dedicated to before/after pressure washing pictures and behind the scene photos running pressurewashr.com.
Check out our channel for fresh video content about pressure washing.
On the PressureWashr Facebook page you will find unique pressure washing photos shared. It’s also the best spot to come have a chat.
How To Contact
I prefer you to contact me via our contact details here or see below:
- Email: jamey [at] pressurewashr [dot] com
What’s With The Misspelling of PressureWashr?
I wanted a short name that easily identified with pressure washer. PressureWasher.com was taken. PowerWasher.com was taken. pressurewashr.com (without the ‘e’) was available and I thought it looked kinda cool. Kinda trendy, I guess. I mean flickr.com did the same thing and it worked out for them.