Everything You Need To Know About PressureWashr
PressureWashr is the #1 directory and information resource for the residential pressure washing industry with 225,000+ monthly page views.
Here you’ll find:
- 100+ how-to pressure wash articles to help you use your pressure washer the right way
- 50+ residential pressure washing equipment tutorials, guides & recommendations (based on 1000s of hours of hands-on experience and testing). See how we test and recommend pressure washers here.
- A comprehensive professional pressure washing contractor listing for the 5 biggest cities of every state.
If you’re thinking:
- “What’s the ideal PSI and GPM pressure washer for around my house?”
- “Should I get a gas or electric powered pressure washer?”
- “Which brand is best for my needs?”
- “How do I use it so I don’t damage the surface or myself?”
- “What else can I do with it to save time and effort cleaning around the house?”
You’re in the RIGHT place.
Who Started PressureWashr? Hi, I’m Jamey, 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 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:
The Different Sections of PressureWashr – Start By Choosing Your Type or Style
On these pages are listed the best of each cleaning power and what each cleaning power is used for. There’s also some before and after pictures on each showing you what results you can expect to achieve.
- Light-duty – Electric for washing your car, patio furniture and small patio.
- Medium-duty – Electric and gas for residential big jobs.
- Heavy-duty – Gas washers for contractors.
These styles pages are more like buying guides. They tell you what to expect from an electric or gas pressure washer. Warranties, uses and brands of each are all discussed.
The 7 Best
After researching, comparing, testing, using and reviewing pressure washers for the last 7+ years we have a pretty great idea which are the best… So we made a page of the 7 best.
- See the best of each type and style to save time and hassle. Reduce your choice from 100s to 7.
6 Ways PressureWashr Teaches And Motivates
- Before and after power washing pics. PressureWashr gathers all the “power washing porn” that gets published on the internet and makes sure you see it. Why? Motivation. You see what’s possible. You get excited to do great work with little effort. Win-win.
- 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.
- Fun Water Stuff. Infographics and charts related to water and pressure washing.
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.
PWashr on Twitter is where you will find pressure washer related news and interesting articles and videos on all engineering related technology. I’m an engineer so I like to share pics of machines and cool new technology. So it’s not all pressure washer related.
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.
PressureWashr is on LinkedIn to share informative articles on the pressure washing industry and to connect with like-minded power tool enthusiasts.
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.