Written on 30/03/2020 by Erika C.
Pressure washer: Do not fear seasonal cleaning
A pressure washer is a powerful tool that lends itself mainly to the cleaning of exteriors such as porches, walls, verandas, etc. However, it is also a great tool to use to clean cars, motorcycles, bicycles and boats! The pressure washer carries out its work through a powerful jet of water, with a pressure that can usually be regulated. There are different types and models on the market: it is not at all easy to find your way around it.
With our guide, we hope that at the end of the reading, you will have a clear idea of the most suitable one for you: we guarantee always to offer you the best brands and products and... Now it's your turn to venture into this world!
How does pressure washer work?
The operation of a high-pressure washer is straightforward: it delivers water consistently and at a much higher pressure than a simple pump. To give you an example and provide you with an idea, we can tell you that the water supplied by the home sink has a pressure of about 2 bar, while the models of pressure washers on the market have a pressure of 50 to 200 bar. From here, it is easy to guess that with such a powerful tool, you can perfectly clean floors, joints, tiles, and the seasonal cleaning will no longer be a nightmare!
How to choose a pressure washer
Selecting a high-pressure washer, especially if you are new in this world, is not always easy. Today there are many different models, and each one of them seems to have something unique and because you have a large selection. What we can tell you is that you should choose the pressure washer according to your needs; it seems trivial, but it's not so trivial. To give you some useful information, we recommend that you buy a high-pressure washer according to its power: if you have to use it at home or occasionally, it would be useless to choose a large one. Also, rely exclusively on serious companies with after-sales service, because especially when it comes to professional tools, it is very easy to fall into error. With Lineonline, you won't have to worry about this kind of problem, because our goal is to make sure that we can guide you in your choices and if you are not satisfied with your purchase, you can easily request a return.
Types of pressure washers
Coldwater pressure washer
The cold water high-pressure washer is the most widely used for both domestic and professional tasks. The advantage of using a coldwater high-pressure washer is that you have optimal results with moderate consumption of energy and water... Also, you can clean floors, walls, terraces (even with delicate materials) without any particular effort, because cold water does not imply the usual measures related to high temperatures. Some surfaces are too delicate to be treated with excessively hot water, which could damage the material. Coldwater high-pressure washers are also recommended to clean muddy surfaces, and you won't have to fear the rain-soil combo anymore!
Hot water pressure washer
The hot water pressure washer is ideal for removing stubborn dirt in a short time. To give you an example, you can think about when you wash your dishes with hot water and cold water: with hot water, you will be able to remove the typical oily layer that forms on the dishes after a few seconds, while with cold water you will take just twice as long. You will notice the difference in the final result. The same is true for pressure washers: the mix of pressure and hot water will allow you to eliminate any dirt, even with less power. The hot cleaner will be the enemy of oil and the new ally of mechanics: you won't even have to use the power of many bars to get impeccable results!
Petrol high-pressure washer
Every time you talk about an internal combustion engine, you automatically think about the concept of power. Nothing could be more right in the case of internal-combustion pressure washers. These power tools, when equipped with an internal-combustion engine, are extremely powerful and will give you more freedom of movement since you won't have to "be dependent" on the electrical outlet. You will also be able to choose the type of power supply that you think is most appropriate and you will be able to choose more efficiently the price range in which you want to stay because its consumption will not burden the energy bill.
Electric high-pressure washer
The high-pressure electric washer is the symbol of avant-garde and innovation. Today, almost all power tools are electric or battery-powered and offer numerous advantages. If you have little space in your home and you don't have an outdoor environment such as a yard or garden, the high-pressure electric washer is ideal: you won't have to buy large fuel tanks. In any case, we can honestly tell you that you might be limited by being around an electrical outlet. Still, with the same honesty we can say to you that the cables of the current models on the market, especially the newest ones, are very long and if you are not a fan of fuel engines, the electric version remains the best alternative.
Professional high-pressure washer
The professional high-pressure washer is usually more robust than the domestic ones, as it is built with specific materials for extended use. Professional high-pressure washers are suitable for those who use them for work, and, likely, you have already seen them in car washes. What distinguishes a professional high-pressure washer from a domestic one are mainly the dimensions, which will be larger, because they are intended for presumably more heavy and continuous use, a much higher pressure and brass heads that protect against wear and oxidation.
Pressure washer accessories
One of the first things we pay attention to when buying a product is if the accessories included in the package. The characteristics and qualities of a pressure washer should be the primary elements to be evaluated when choosing a power tool. Still, it is also true that those who put a product on sale must be able to be creative in attracting potential buyers. The accessories that could never be missing are certainly the different types of lances because they allow you to clean different areas according to their characteristics and according to your specific needs. For this reason, it would be advisable to choose the high-pressure washer also according to the accessories supplied. On the other hand, a company that is attentive to your needs also aims to amaze you!
Pressure washer: capacity
One of the crucial factors to consider when choosing a high-pressure washer is undoubtedly the capacity. This term refers to the quantity of water delivered per hour, and its value is expressed in l/h and ranges approximately from 300 l/h to over 500 l/h.
For many users, the flow rate is even more important than the pressure because if the pressure is quite high and the water in the tank is not as high, you will have to recharge the pressure washer frequently and this is not exactly the top of comfort but ... On our website, you will have access to a wide range of pressure washers, and you can choose the one that suits you best!
Pressure washer pressure
Pressure washer from 130 up to 200 bar
The pressure determines the force with which the pressure washer delivers the water and is most often expressed in bars. This unit of measurement varies from one pressure washer to another: domestic pressure washers usually range from a minimum of about 20 bar to a maximum of 130 bar. For more demanding users there are pressure washers designed with a maximum of up to 200 bar for deeper cleaning against difficult dirt. It is also very likely that a professional high-pressure washer will have a power that is closer to the latter values than to the former.
Functionality of use
Car pressure washer
We have mentioned the pressure washer as the ideal power tool to clean outdoor areas such as terraces and balconies, but now we want to highlight another of its main uses: car cleaning. Think about how nice it will be to wash it directly outside your home, without having to go out and wait in line at the car wash. Engine enthusiasts will be over the moon with a compact and low-noise power tool always at hand, but the thing you will like even more is that in the long term you will notice a considerable saving of time and stress ... Thanks to the vaporization systems they are equipped with, the pressure washers can emit a lot of steam at super high pressure while saving a considerable amount of water!
High pressure washer for bicycles
The pressure washer is suitable for cleaning exteriors, cars, motorcycles, but not only ... This power tool is also extremely versatile, and with due care, you can even clean bikes! Oh yeah ... To wash the bike with extreme care, you will not be able to use the car wash, because its jet reaches higher pressures with a power of about 150 bar and this could be potentially damaging to the bearings. Also, an additional solution to make the job even easier will be to opt for a portable high-pressure washer.
Pressure washer prices
As far as prices are concerned, in this case, you are in luck: our catalogue offers a wide range of pressure washers with price ranges starting from 60 euros. If you don't have special needs, such a choice could be more than optimal but, we always want to disclose with honesty the correct information. So if you need to clean external facades or large vehicles, it would be appropriate to opt for a high-pressure washer with a higher price. The power certainly raises the performance of this power tool, and consequently, the cost rises; however, always remember to buy the one that suits you best. If you have a large house, the most suitable high-pressure washer will certainly not be super cheap, but we can assure you that you will benefit a lot, especially in terms of durability. What's more, with a professional high-pressure washer, you can do without rags, mops and even detergents: all you need is the power of steam for a total renewal!
Karcher high-pressure washer
Karcher high-pressure washers are the result of a German company that has always aimed to produce high-quality products with cutting-edge technology. This company produced different models; in fact, its high-pressure washers are divided by series and performance classes: k2, k3, k4, k5, k6, k7. Karcher machines are compact, sustainable, low noise and easy to use. Their strong point is the water-cooled engine instead of air-cooled, and another distinctive feature is certainly the modern and lively design: Karcher stands out with its bright yellow, which gives even more uniqueness to the product.
Lavor high-pressure washer
The Lavor high-pressure washer is undoubtedly one of the best-known products of the Lavorwash group. For those who do not know it, Lavorwash is an Italian company, a world leader in the production of cleaning machinery in various fields such as hobby, domestic, sanitary, etc. This brand is distinguished by its constant research, to design new, avant-garde and updated products. Discover more and choose your favourite: hot, cold, blast, three-phase... We haven't left anything out!
Comet high-pressure washer
The Comet high-pressure washer has always been loved for its components totally made in Italy. The Italian company boasts several branches all over the world, and its high-pressure washers are suitable for any customer: from those who have simple needs to those who work in the field of professional cleaning. Comet is a famous brand for the manufacturing of products for professional use; its features are avant-garde, and its prices are still competitive, and these are some of the many reasons why Comet has achieved worldwide prestige.
Bosch high-pressure washer
Even just the Bosch brand logo is famous. It has a thousand reasons to be so: Bosch Aquatsk high-pressure washers are fast to connect, and their power will allow you to perform various tasks in the most diverse areas. The wheels will allow you to clean driveways, terraces, porches and any other areas you want to treat, without any effort. The most up to date models are light and compact, but still don't lose anything in terms of power. Lineonline will give you access to numerous models from which you can choose with total peace of mind, and as they say, when choosing Bosch, you are and will always be in an “iron barrel".
Annovi Reverberi high-pressure washer
The Annovi Reverberi high-pressure washer is a guarantee because it belongs to a brand that has been committed to the cleaning sector for years, managing to maintain a consistently high level of quality. All the members of the Annovi Reverberi team actively participate every year in the optimisation and renewal of the products, and it is only from this alone that it is possible to understand the quality of its high-pressure washers. By choosing Annovi Reverberi, you will also have a wide choice of prices, and you will receive a free kit with various accessories for top maintenance!
Black Decker pressure washer
Black & Decker is a brand well known by all and with good reason ... Active since 1910, this brand has never lost credibility and has made history. The Black & Decker high-pressure washers on our website are perfect for cleaning in the home: ultra-light, with a weight ranging from just 7.80 kg to 11.50 kg, they will allow you to achieve excellent results with little effort and in a very short time. Water will be the enemy of mud, and your terrace will shine like never before with just the force of pressure...even without the use of detergents!
Some of the best models on the market
Karcher k4 high-pressure washer: full control
The Karcher k4 Full Control pressure washer is one of the most popular pressure washers ever. This power tool is distinguished by its water-cooled engine that allows you to enjoy a 3-year warranty, unlike air-cooled high pressure washers that have a more limited time of use and in addition, with this type of engine, the temperature remains constant. The different lances included in the price have different functions and in particular, with the turbocharged one, you can really scrap everything! Unlike many high-pressure washers on the market, if you don't press the lever on the starter handle, it stops automatically and as a result, the engine will keep longer in time. The price is super competitive and you can really wash everything: cars, bicycles, marble tiles, stones... The results are exceptional: try it to believe it!
Lavor Predator 160 WPS high - pressure washer
The Lavor Predator 160 WPS cold water high-pressure washer is the pride of Made in Italy; its use is recommended for bicycles, cars, motorcycles, trucks, tools and garden furniture, surfaces extending over 100 square meters and much more. Equipped with a 2500 W Eco Energy engine and an aluminium axial pump with 3 steel pistons, the Predator 160 WPS will be super resistant and will give you absolutely no problems in terms of maintenance. With the Washing Programs System, you can regulate the water flow independently and with the Automatic Stop System, you won't have to worry about stopping the machine, because every time you leave the gun lever, it will stop by itself, saving a significant amount of water. Lavor also provides a home service and follows its customers meticulously. Buy the Predator 160 WPS on our website and you will be surprised by the free kit worth 9.90 euros!
Annovi Reverberi 4.0 Twin Flow Dualtech high-pressure washer
The Annovi Reverberi 4.0 Twin Flow high-pressure washer embodies the cutting edge par excellence: with a power output of 2500 W and a maximum pressure of 150 bar, this high-pressure washer is recommended for frequent use and is the top of the range of domestic high-pressure washers. Its particularity lies in the selection knob, with which you can choose the mode of use according to your needs: the first level, (1 Power Unit) is suitable for light cleaning of bibicles, motorbikes, cars, fences, garden furniture and awnings, while the second level (2 Power Units) is perfect for removing stains and stubborn dirt from stone or concrete floors, brick cladding and walls and construction equipment. With these two functions, you can choose your washing method in one easy step and you will have everything under control!
Comet Scout 150 Classic high-pressure washer
The Comet Scout 150 Classic hot-water high-pressure washer has a delicate design that should not be misleading, however, because we are talking about a very powerful machine: with an operating pressure of 150 bar and a single-phase motor of 2,700 W, the Comet Scout is perfect for semi-professional use. Despite being a power tool of a certain capacity, it is extremely easy to use thanks to the easy-start and easy-stop systems. The two large wheels will allow you to move with ease, comfort and safety...And don't forget the free accessories!
Karcher HD 5/15 C high-pressure washer
The Karcher HD 5/15 cold water high-pressure washer is recommended by our expert in the professional field and being a latest generation model, it can be used both in horizontal and vertical position, thus adapting itself to every work requirement. The 2800 W motor makes it powerful and robust enough to withstand long working sessions. Considering its use in the working and professional field, it is equipped with an easily accessible water filter for periodic cleaning and the automatic drain allows to protect the pump and its components, prolonging its life. In addition, with the purchase on our website, you will receive a connection kit consisting of pipes and fittings ... What are you waiting for? Make the most of your work with Karcher!