Small Personal Pressure Washer

Discussion in 'Power Washing Forum' started by CleanFreak210, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. CleanFreak210

    CleanFreak210 New Member

    Apr 10, 2017
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    I'm shopping around for a pressure washer with the following criteria:
    - Intermittent use around once per month
    - Small, only requires cleaning small areas or spots on asphalt and sidewalk
    - Powerful

    If anyone has suggestions please shoot me a response, thanks!
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  2. Jim Davisson

    Jim Davisson Member

    Aug 23, 2016
    Owner Operator
    Serving the greater Charlotte area
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  3. Smtwn janitorial

    Smtwn janitorial Active Member

    Sep 21, 2016
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    #3 Smtwn janitorial, Apr 17, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017
    Funny story. Several years ago a credit union we do janitorial for tried to get it's building pressure washed. Small Town, smaller county. No one advertised for this service. The manager couldn't find anyone so she asked me if I could do it for $1400. I said yes I can do it for a little less than that. I went to home Depot, bought the most expensive PW they had. A Ryobi with a Honda engine. It was $400-500 bucks. I washed the building in like 8 hrs. For 5 yrs now I do that job twice a year. So my $400 PW has made me like 10k+. Just on that job. Let alone a few other jobs I've used it for. Just make sure to get one with the highest GPM you can afford or justify. 3gpm is nice for residential use.
    I keep thinking about getting a better PW but this one just won't die. No reason to change it if it's still making me money.
    Just keep good gas in it with stabil or run all the gas out of it. Even the cheap Chinese engines can run forever these days, but with bad gas and gummed up carbs, nothing will run.
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  4. Robert86

    Robert86 Active Member

    Sep 28, 2016
    Kalispell, MT
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    Thats exactly what I was going to recommend @Smtwn janitorial My dad bought one of those ryobi's a couple years ago. Puts about 20 hours a year on it and has never had a problem. Bought it on sale for $300 I believe.
  5. Anderson

    Anderson Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    Belton Texas
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    I bought a sun joe 1.75 gpm electric pressure washuer. For around 180$....
    Hooked it up to my kero north tools kero heater and pressure washed my driveway this weekend with the thespray gun is not fast enough......and doesnt clean even.......
    Took 3-4 hours and maybe 20x40'. 800-1000 sq ft
    Even with a kero heater you will need more gpm......
    2 gpm is absolutely maximum you can buy with electric.....
    Like mentioned i would purchase. The 4-5 gpm gas powered and get to work.....
    Even on small jobs those elec. ones take forever......
  6. AidanHoude

    AidanHoude New Member

    Apr 14, 2017
    Alberta, Canada
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    Hello friend,
    There are two types of pressure washers available in the market, which fulfill your requirement.
    1. Electric Pressure Washers
    2. Gas Pressure Washers
    Both the pressure washers are helpful in power washing so you can try any one of them.

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