Blast away dirt, grime, mold and mildew from decks, driveways, siding, garage floors and more with a Black & Decker pressure washer. Most homeowners clean around their house and yard with a garden hose, which applies between a low 50 to 70 (PSI) pounds per square inch. Now you can be more effective in blasting away dirt and grime at up to 1750 PSI, and restores surfaces to almost new in seconds.
Pressure Washers also make fast work out of washing cars or cleaning decks, driveways, garage floors, gutters, siding and more. The high-powered spray washes cars, trucks or boats to remove dried-on bugs and other hard-to-remove dirt and grime. Or clean wood surfaces down to the grain to remove ground-in dirt, mold and mildew to prepare for painting or staining. Wipe out mold and mildew from patio and lawn furniture with ease, clear away baked on deposits and lift grease and grime from barbecue grills, even remove road dirt, grease, oil and salt from driveways and garages.
The presure washer is the latest "must have" for the home owner. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars on a commercial-grade machine. Even very high presure units can be found at consumer-level prices.
You may even be wondering why buy a 1300-1750 psi electric model when 3000 psi gas powered units can be had for just a few hundred dollars. Well, the answer is simple. You don't need it. And more isn't always better.
A presure washer can be a very dangerous thing. Use it wrong, and you can do some serious damage. For example, today I was washing my brick paver patio with my 1300 psi washer. Most of the dirt was in the mortar joints. Had I been using a 3000 psi washer, it would have been too easy to blow-out all the mortar, and essentially demolish my patio. Imagine what 3000 psi would do to your siding, or your car's paint job? Those high-powered washers are one step short of sand blasters, and they aren't the right tool for most of your household chores.
Also, when I was done, all I did was drain-off the presure, roll-up the hose, wrap-up the extension cord, and put the washer away under my workbench. A gas-powered washer has all the needs of any small gas engine. If you're not going to use it for a few months, you should drain the gas. You also need to perform (at least) annual oil changes. There's a spark plug, and air filter that need to be occasionally changed, too. You also need an appropriate place to store a gas engine: No bringing it into the house, not that it would fit.
If you've got a really big job that you need the power, renting is the better way to go. For example, if you're washing your whole house in preperation of a paint job, you may want enough power to blow-off any loose paint. But if you're cleaning the patio -- or the patio furnature -- you don't need 3000 psi. 1300-1750 psi is more than enough. For most homeowners, I'd recommend the PW1300.^ TOP
The newest member of the Black and Decker line of power washers, the PW1750 is a 1,750PSI power washer for tough cleaning of dirt, grease and grime off many household surfaces. It has a 1.6GPM water flow for superior cleaning with minimal water consumption. A detergent system allows for the application of cleaning agents to the work surface.
Included is a 25' high pressure hose to reduce moving of the actual unit. Brass quick connects are used to allow faster set-up and storage. Included are adjustable nozzles for different patterns and pressures for different tasks, including a turbo nozzle for high pressure, large area cleaning.
The unit has a 13 amp motor, and also includes a 35' Power Cord with GFCI safety protection against overloadding.
The PW1300 is a 1,050PSI power washer for cleaning of dirt, grease and grime off many household surfaces. It has a 1.55GPM water flow for superior cleaning with minimal water consumption.
Included are adjustable nozzles for different patterns and pressures for different tasks. A detergent bottle can be added to increase cleaning power.
The 13 amp motor provides both power and reliability in a small, very portable package.The unit also includes a 35' Power Cord with GFCI safety protection against overloadding.
This unit is perfect for those who have limited storage space, and small jobs around the house. It's flexibility and affordability make this a must have appliance for home owner and appartment dweller alike.
100' 12/3 Heavy-Duty Extension Cable
Extend your reach with this 100-foot, 12 guage, power extension cable.The above power washers come with 25' hoses, and 35' power cords. Adding this 100' cable extends your cleaning reach to 160'!
This is a must-have accessory for anyone who uses power equipment outside. The three conductor, polarized cable meets OSHA requirements for all weather use. The jacket is a high-visability safety orange, and is made of tough vinyl that resists oil, grease, moisture, abrasion and prolonged exposure to sunlight. Heavy duty moulded-on connectors add to the safety and durability of this extension cable.