Pro Series™ pressure washers at work for heavy-duty cleaning
While some homeowners may only need a light-duty pressure washer for annual cleaning, there are a number of businesses that wouldn’t be able to get the job done every day without a heavy-duty pressure washer. The biggest differences between your light to medium-duty model and a pro model are the engine durability, pump type (triplex vs. Axial cam) and a welded frame. Briggs & Stratton Pro Series™ models like the 3700 MAX PSI1 unit or the 3600 MAX PSI1 Gas unit (just launched at Lowe’s) are powered by our commercial-grade Vanguard™ engines specifically designed to withstand the demanding working conditions of commercial users like contractors, farmers, heavy equipment companies and more.
You may use your pressure washer to clean your driveway or fencing and the pros do too—just on an industrial level. But they also use them for stripping paint and stain, equipment cleaning, construction site cleanup, mold and mildew removal on buildings and even cleaning heavy equipment like bulldozers and excavators. In fact, those who clean their heavy equipment regularly with a pressure washer find they get a longer life from the equipment as well as making maintenance and troubleshooting easier.
While the equipment the pros use might be a little bit more heavy-duty, there are some key tips that apply to all models to get the most out of your pressure washer.
Here are a few pressure washer usage tips straight from the pros:
- First and foremost, dress for safety – Eye protection, steel-toed boots, ear protection and in many cases, protective clothing, are recommended whenever using a pressure washer
- Leverage the right nozzle or accessory for the job – There’s a time saving tool for almost every task, like our surface cleaner
- Use the right pressure for the task – Wood and concrete are very different surfaces so an adjustable triplex pump on the right setting can mean the difference between clean and ruined
- Don’t underestimate the power of combining cleaning detergents and pressure – The correct soap can shorten cleaning time and produce a better result
- Avoid power lines – Be aware of overhead lines when using wands or extensions
Thinking about purchasing a pressure washer but not sure what to buy? Check out Briggs & Stratton’s “Which pressure washer is best for me?” page to learn more about the different models to suit your needs.
1Pressure washers are rated in accordance to the Pressure Washer Manufacturer Association (PWMA) standard PW 101-2010. (Testing and Rating Performance of Pressure Washers).