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Advantages of Hot Water Pressure Washers

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Why Hot Water is Used in Pressure Washing

Hot water pressure washers spray water at temperatures ranging from 120 – 180 Degrees Fahrenheit. The high-pressure hot water can dissolve dirt, grease, and grime more effectively than cold water alone. The heat helps to break down and loosen stubborn residues, making stains easier to remove with pressure. The combination of hot water and high pressure can speed up cleaning tasks significantly compared to using cold water alone.


Hot Water & Pressure Requires Less Chemicals

An operator of a hot water machine would like to use as few materials as possible, saving time and money. In addition, less chemicals used reduces potential hazards posed by sometimes caustic chemicals. Further, the reduced amount of cleaning solution being used can have less impact on the environment. Hot water alone can be highly effective at cutting through oils, greases, and other hydrocarbon-based substances.


Hot Water Sanitizes

Hot water can help kill bacteria, viruses, contaminants and other microorganisms present on surfaces, providing a sanitizing effect. This is particularly important in environments where cleanliness and hygiene are a high priority, such as in food processing facilities, healthcare facilities, or public areas.


How They Work

Hot water pressure washers use a burner and igniter to heat the water as it passes through the coils. The burner is usually fueled by kerosene or diesel fuel and can burn very hot, very quickly. The water travels rapidly from the pump through the burner and out through the nozzle. There are several options as to which nozzle an operator would use, but typically they are the ones that emit the higher pressure. A good deal of hot water pressure washing is done on a flat, hard surface like concrete. The operator will often choose to use a surface cleaner, which improves consistency and allows them to move faster than spraying with a wand.

Higher pressure nozzles can help create some back flow resistance which can help the burner increase the temperature to get the maximum heat.

Hot Water Applications

Industrial Facilities:

  • Cleaning machinery, equipment, and production floors to remove oil, grease, and other industrial residues.
  • Degreasing parts and components in manufacturing processes.
  • Maintaining cleanliness and sanitation in warehouses, factories, and processing plants.


Food Service Industry:

  • Cleaning commercial kitchens, including ovens, grills, fryers, countertops, and floors to maintain hygiene standards.
  • Removing grease buildup in exhaust systems and vents.
  • Sanitizing food processing equipment and surfaces to prevent contamination.


Automotive Services:

  • Degreasing engines and undercarriages.
  • Cleaning vehicle fleets, including trucks, buses, and delivery vehicles.
  • Removing oil, grease, and road grime from vehicle surfaces, parking lots, and service areas.


Retail Spaces and Shopping Centers:

  • Cleaning sidewalks, parking lots, and storefronts to remove dirt, gum, and other debris.
  • Graffiti removal from walls, signage, and other surfaces.
  • Cleaning shopping carts, dumpsters, and outdoor furniture.


Hospitality Industry:

  • Cleaning hotel exteriors, including entrances, sidewalks, and outdoor seating areas.
  • Maintaining cleanliness in pool areas, including decks, tiles, and poolside furniture.
  • Removing stains and spills from restaurant and banquet hall floors and surfaces.


Public Spaces and Municipalities:

  • Cleaning public parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas.
  • Removing graffiti from bridges, walls, and public buildings.
  • Cleaning sidewalks, bus stops, and transit stations.
  • Sanitizing garbage bins and public restrooms.


Healthcare Facilities:

  • Sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces in hospitals, clinics, and medical offices.
  • Cleaning patient rooms, waiting areas, and medical equipment.
  • Removing bio-hazardous materials and contaminants from floors and surfaces.


Educational Institutions:

  • Cleaning school grounds, including sidewalks, playgrounds, and sports facilities.
  • Removing graffiti and vandalism from buildings and walls.
  • Sanitizing cafeteria areas, restrooms, and high-touch surfaces.


Commercial Real Estate:

  • Cleaning exterior surfaces of office buildings, warehouses, and retail centers.
  • Removing dirt, mold, and mildew from siding, facades, and awnings.
  • Preparing surfaces for painting or renovation projects

These are just a few examples of the wide-ranging commercial applications where hot water pressure washing can be beneficial. Its versatility, efficiency, and effectiveness make it a preferred cleaning method in various industries.

Hopefully this information is useful in helping you understand why hot water pressure washing can be beneficial. If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area and would like to take advantage of our hot water pressure washing service, please Contact Us.

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