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PSI, GPM, Heat, Chemicals – Which is the most important factor for efficient pressure washing? [FAQ013]

PSI GPM heat chemicals cleaning factorsToo many people are only concerned about pressure washer PSI when buying, renting or using a pressure washer.

The pressure the pump can deliver is important only to knocking dirt and grime loose from the surface. PSI doesn’t tell us anything about its ability to carry the debris away from surface before it sticks again. For that, we need to look at the flow rate in gallons per minute (GPM).

More experienced power washer users will know about cleaning units (CUs), which is GPM x PSI. A 2,000 PSI machine with 2 GPM has 4,000 CUs. Combining PSI and GPM into one number gives a better idea of total cleaning power/ability.


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Take a Look at the Global Headquarters of 22 Massive Tool, Equipment and Construction Machinery Companies

Tool company global hq pics intro imageEver wonder what a multi-billion dollar tool company’s global headquarters looks like?

Are they in city skyscrapers or a sprawling corporate campus outside of town?

Are the executives swimming in rooftop pools? Is there a chef, free laundry service and barber like all the Silicon Valley companies have?

Or, are they ordinary, focused on shareholder value with minimal perks and just floors-and-floors of cubicles and corner offices?

Let’s use Google Earth and take a look what can be seen. Here are 22 birds-eye view pics of the global headquarters of USA favorite tool, equipment and construction machinery companies like Caterpillar, John Deere and Snap-on.

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Tool Industry Behemoths: The Tool Companies Who Make and Own Most Tool Brands

Tool brand behemoths who own and make most tool brandsPressureWashr spent 56 hours investigating the global hand & power tool industry.

The goal was to find the tool companies who make and who own most of the tool brands you know and love.

All the research is boiled down into two useful infographics:

  • Graphic #1 allows you to quickly see the tool companies who control the global tool market cashflow (the top 4 control 48%)
  • Graphic #2 allows you to quickly check the parent company who owns each brand of hand & power tool

Below each graphic is an in-depth look how the data was found (tax forms, annual reports etc.) and any assumptions made. Enjoy.

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Discover Your State’s Favorite Tool Brand

Favorite Tool Brands of Each State

237 tool brands were examined with Google Trends to find out each state’s favorite.

With United States as the region and 2016 as the timeframe, each tool and equipment brand was input to Google Trends to find the state it was most searched relative to total searches.

Your state’s favorite tool/equipment brand is not the most searched in total, but the most searched relative to your state’s total searches compared to all other states.

For example, Google Trends data for Bernie Sanders in 2016 shows he’s most popular in Vermont. This makes sense because it’s his home state.

  • Without Google Trends to adjust the data, California would emerge the state he’s most favored because 62 times more people live there
  • With Google Trends, we can see he’s more than twice as popular in Vermont than any other state

This map shows each state’s favorite tool/equipment brand:

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The Complete Guide To Honda Powered Pressure Washers

Honda Powered Pressure WashersHonda has come a long way since its early days supplying piston rings to Toyota.

In fact, in 2016, Forbes ranked Honda Motor Company the 23rd most valuable brand in the world with a brand value of $25.2B.

Vision of the Honda red engine on power products is often all the convincing we need the product is reliable, good quality and great value.

For this reason, 51 power equipment companies choose Honda engines to power their equipment…

… And in total, 16 pressure washer brands choose Honda small engines to power their pressure washers.

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33 Best Gifts For Mechanics, Firefighters and, Well, Guys Who Seem To Have Everything

Best Gifts for Mechanics and Firefighters ImageYou know what gifts firefighters and mechanics want?

Useful ones…

Not mechanic or firefighter tools… But a gift they will use in everyday life, which includes home, gym, park, lake and everywhere in between.

Here’s the deal:

My 2 best friends are a mechanic and fireman and we recently spent 3 hours going through all these types of lists:

  • Gift ideas for guys who have everything
  • Best gifts for mechanics, and
  • Best gifts for firefighters.

You know the lists… Gimmicky coffee mugs, slogan tee shirts and weird bottle openers… These lists mostly suck…

So we created a better gift ideas for firefighters and mechanics list and hope you love it.

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7 Essential Pressure Washer Safety Tips For Beginners (and why you should never point the jet spray at someone)

7 Esssential Pressure Washer Safety TipsOperate a pressure washer safely or risk serious to catastrophic injury.

Seriously, pressure washer safety is no joke. Have you seen the injuries a power washer’s jet spray can cause?

The sad thing is most pressure washer injuries are 100% avoidable. Don’t be stupid. Just because you are around the house doesn’t mean you should wear flip flops and treat the pressure washer like a super soaker…


Because high pressure injection injuries should not be underestimated – here’s my first hand experience:

A few years back a long time co-worker of mine was rushed to hospital.

He was lucky.

His spotter acted fast because he knew the severity of the injury.

Here’s what happened:

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How To Leverage Pressure Washing Organizations and Associations To Launch, Build and Grow Your Power Washing Business

Pressure Washing Organizations and AssociationsPeople that succeed with a pressure washing business do two things very well:

First, they identify marketing techniques that get them business.

Second, they put all their available resources into executing and scaling those techniques.

You want to know the easy way to find marketing techniques that attract customers?

Join a community of like-minded pressure washing business owners who share their experience.

In a professional organization or association of power washing contractors you can learn the strategies that work to launch, build and grow your pressure washing business in a fraction of the time and effort.

There are 3 total organizations + associations to know about and here you will learn which one is best for you – no matter if you’re just curious or already in business.

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8 Steps To Follow When Buying A Used Pressure Washer To Avoid Getting Screwed

Used Pressure Washer Buying GuideToday you’re going to learn how to know which used pressure washer is the one to buy.

You want the truth?

Buying a used pressure washer is the best value for your money. You will get a nearly 50% discount. A new $500 gas powered Simpson pressure washer becomes $350 used. Now that’s a bargain.

However, it’s only a bargain if you’re buying a quality power washer. One you know is maintained according to the manual and treated with care.

How do you know that? These 8 steps are here to guide you:

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Power Washing Contractor Recommendations For 10 More U.S. States (50 More Cities)

Best Pressure Washing Services ContractorsAfter receiving many emails per week asking for power washing contractor recommendations…

We decided to go through and recommend the top contractor for the 5 biggest cities of each U.S. state.

Previously we released the top pressure washing services for the 14 most populated states. Then a few weeks after that the best pressure cleaning services for the next 11 most populated states was completed.

And today 10 more are here to round out the 35 most populated states.

Each state’s pages has the 5 most populated cities and the recommended contractor of each. The contact information and short history of each company is included.

In order of population, here are the newly completed power washing contractor recommendations for these 10 states:

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