Understanding Surface Cleaners: Essential Tools for Homeowners and Commercial Maintenance Pros in Pressure Washing

 Mastering Pressure Washing Tools: The Power of Surface Cleaners

In the world of pressure washing tools, one standout accessory has revolutionized cleaning efficiency: surface cleaners. Over the past two decades, these tools have soared in popularity, offering both homeowners and professionals a faster, cleaner, and more effective way to tackle outdoor cleaning tasks.

Surface cleaner pressure washing rotary tool cleaning equipment

Surface cleaner tool 18 inch. Aluminum bar with heavy duty swivel.

As the owner of Chinook Services with over 25 years of pressure washing experience, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative impact of surface cleaners. They aren’t just gadgets; they’re game-changers. Let’s delve into the world of surface cleaners and discover why they’re indispensable tools in the pressure washing arsenal.

The Versatility of Surface Cleaners

Surface cleaners come in various shapes and sizes, but they all share one common goal: to streamline the cleaning process. Take, for example, the red surface cleaner showcased in the accompanying image. At Chinook Services, it’s our go-to tool for daily operations. What sets surface cleaners apart is their ability to not only save time but also minimize messes.

Pressure washing surface cleaning tool handle and valve

The hose is connected to this pressure washing surface cleaner near the handle. The trigger opens the valve to allow the water to flow, much like a traditional pressure washing wand AKA gun

Efficiency in Action

Picture this: a rotary bar distributing water evenly at the perfect angle and height. That’s the magic of a surface cleaner. Unlike traditional pressure washing wands or guns, which can be inconsistent in distance and pressure, surface cleaners ensure uniformity. This uniform pressure distribution is key to achieving optimal cleaning results without the risk of damage from too much pressure or uneven cleaning from being too far away.

Pressure washing tool surface cleaner under side with spray bar

Take a look underneath this surface cleaning tool for pressure washing, a 18 inch aluminum spray bar distributes the pressure from two spray nozzles at a 15 degree angle. The PSI and volume is depends on the machine powering the surface cleaner. However these nozzles are changed depending on how many gallons per minute your machine operates. In this case we are using two numer 4 nozzles. This allows our 8 gallon per minute machine to power this surface cleaner tool properly.

The Importance of Even Pressure

Equally distributed pressure might sound like a minor detail, but it’s crucial in the world of pressure washing. Think about it: uneven pressure can result in streaks, missed spots, or even surface damage. With a surface cleaner, you eliminate these concerns. The rotary action not only speeds up the cleaning process but also ensures that every inch of the surface receives the same level of care and attention.

Speed and Precision

Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to pressure washing tools. With a surface cleaner, you can clean large areas in half the time compared to traditional methods. Whether you’re tackling a driveway, patio, or commercial space, the rotary motion of the surface cleaner gets the job done swiftly and with precision.

Large pressure washing surface cleaning tool

Large dual spray bar pressure washing surface cleaner. This rotary tool uses two 20 inch spray bars and 4 nozzles. Chinook Services 10 gallon per minute machine allows the use of a total of (4) numer 2.5 nozzles to make 10 gallons per minute (GPM). This tool is used for large flat work, and can clean some serious square footage per hour when in use.

Under side of large surface cleaner rotary tool for pressure washing

Pressure washing rotary tool under side shows two large 20 inch bars. This tool can literally clean a standard sidewalk on one pass!

Water Conservation

In today’s world, conservation is more important than ever. Surface cleaners not only save time but also conserve water. By using less water compared to traditional pressure washing methods, they offer an eco-friendly solution without compromising on results.

In conclusion, surface cleaners are not just accessories; they’re essential tools for anyone serious about pressure washing. Their ability to streamline the cleaning process, ensure even pressure distribution, and conserve water makes them a must-have for homeowners and professionals alike. So, the next time you’re gearing up for a pressure washing project, don’t forget to add a surface cleaner to your toolkit. Your efficiency and results will thank you.

Pressure washing swivel surface cleaning tool

Heavy duty high speed swivel allows the water pressure to spin the spray bar

Thank you for reading my article. I hope that this helps you find the right tool for pressure washing you’re looking for. I highly recommend Pressure Tek or Spray Well for online orders and Dalco Pressure Washing Suppliers for anyone near the Seattle, WA area. They both are great to work with and have provided decades of great service to Chinook Services. One thing that is important with these tools is to be somewhat mechanically inclined to be able to problem solve. Common issues are spray nozzles or tips clogging, the swivel bearing failing, and the skirts of the tool wearing out over time. All in all, this tool is a must-have for the large DIY property owner, and if you own a pressure washing business and do not have one of these tools, my apologies in advance, I recommend that you get caught up with the times! Happy cleaning!

Jay Bjorn, Owner of Chinookservices.com

Chinook Services 12811 8th Ave W C-101, Everett, WA 98204

Email: Sales@chinookservices.com

Phone (425)290-8635