Do you like breathing clean air?
Do you like clear blue skies?
Do you live in California?
Yes, yes and yes? Then you’ll love what the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been doing since 1967 to protect you from the harmful effects of air pollution.
Today we are going to focus on what CARB is doing/has done to regulate small off-road engines (SOREs) like used on pressure washers, portable gensets, lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other residential lawn and garden power equipment.
If you’re looking for YouTube channels to show you:
- Instructional pressure washer repair videos
- What the proper technique and detergent is for the surface you’re cleaning, or
- One of those oddly satisfying videos showing the pressure washer “painting” the surface clean…
…Then you’re in the right place because this is your hub for the best YouTube power washing video channels.
This guide has everything you need to know about pressure washer spray guns.
If you’re spray gun broke (or you simply want to upgrade) you’ll see the best pressure washer replacement spray gun for the money here.
And we’ll also show you the trigger gun professionals love most, just in case cost doesn’t matter.
Let’s get started.
Stanley pressure washers come in both electric and gas powered styles.
There’s 5 electric and 5 gas models available for you to choose from.
Over the years, Stanley pressure washers have been manufactured by different companies…
The pressure washer manufacturing companies see the benefit of having the Stanley logo on their product and pay Stanley Black & Decker a licensing fee for the right to use the trademark logo and colors.
This licensing business has become one of Stanley’s most important. You’ll see the Stanley logo on everything from thermoses and home safes to battery chargers and wet/dry vacuums. Although these products all have the Stanley logo they are all made by companies otherwise unrelated to Stanley Black & Decker.
In this article, you’ll learn 5 things about the history and current state of Stanley and Stanley electric and gas pressure washers.
Now that you’ve started a pressure washing business, you’ll want to protect it (and yourself) by purchasing the correct type of insurance.
The cost of pressure washing insurance makes sense because:
- You’ll have financial protection in case you damage property or get sued – If you’re pressure cleaning a house and property gets damaged (accident involving flying debris, chemicals killing garden plants etc.) the liability insurance will cover the repair.
- You’ll win more jobs (commercial and residential) – 64% of people we surveyed said they would only hire pressure washing services that are insured. The number rose to 87% when told they (not the uninsured contractor) would be liable if property got damaged. Use this info to your advantage… Put details of your top-notch insurance cover in your marketing flyers to increase trust.
- It’s affordable – 1 year of workers comp, liability and equipment insurance will only cost you 2 – 3 days revenue (and you get to spread that over instalments). Heck, it pays for itself in reduced anxiety alone. More details on insurance costs below.
PressureWashr has done 64 hours of research and compiled everything into this guide to help you understand everything about a pressure cleaning company’s insurance needs. So let’s dive right in:
Today you’re going to see the most powerful electric pressure washer you can:
- Buy right now from an online store and have it delivered in a few days/weeks
- DIY make with easily available pump, motor and other essential parts, and
- Order from a manufacturer who will then custom build to order for delivery in a few months.
Do you even need to change your pressure washer’s pump oil?
95% of pressure washers under $400 have a pump you never do any maintenance on.
If it breaks – you just replace – and it’s usually covered under warranty.
These residential-use wobble and axial piston pumps are filled with oil at the factory and permanently sealed before they leave. There is no way to easily change the oil, even if you wanted to.
So how do you know if your power washer water pump needs an oil change?
Will using your electric pressure washer for 8 hrs/day cause hearing damage?
What about using a gas pressure washer for 4 hrs/day?
And how loud are pressure washers compared to blenders, vacuums and other home goods?
Today you will see how loud pressure washer and other stuff is in chart comparison and video form.
First, check out this noise level chart showing the decibel levels of pressure washers and other common sounds.
This guide has everything you need to know about pressure washer covers.
So if you want to extend the life of your top power washer – by protecting it from rust, dust, the sun and small animals – you’re in the right place.
Here’s what we’ll look at:
- Why you need a pressure washer cover
- What material and size/fit it should be
- When and how to use it; and,
- Which is the best one on the market and where to get it at the best price.
Prediction: 2026 will be the first year battery powered pressure washer sales beat corded electric sales.
To get there we’ll need to double current best battery power density and cut the cost by 50%.
This isn’t insane, it’s inevitable.
This rapid battery improvement by 2026 will allow for a cordless pressure washer that has 2-3 hours run-time before needing charge, 10-20% more cleaning power than today’s corded electric options and costs in the under $300 range – around the same price as the more expensive corded electric Karcher’s on the market today.
Here’s how it’s possible: