Hot Water Pressure Washers FAQ
When choosing a pressure washer, your application will play a major factor in whether you need a hot or cold water pressure washer. Cold water pressure washers are ideal for removing dirt on most any surface. Additional accessories like, high pressure nozzles or rotating brushes, work with cold water pressure washers to increase the cleaning power and decrease your cleaning time.
However, if you are cleaning surfaces that have grease or oil on them, hot water is a must. You wouldn't think of washing your greasy hands with cold water and the same applies to pressure washing. If you operate cold water equipment more than a few hours a week, you should consider the labor savings you could realize by switching to a hot water pressure washer.
The application will play a major role in determining whether you need cold water or a hot water pressure washer to do the job. The biggest benefit from using a hot water pressure washer is how quickly you can clean. However, if you need to remove grease and oil from any surface, hot water is the only way to go. The ability to sanitize surface is also a big benefit and that is why hot water pressure washers are popular in the food and beverage industries.
Hot water pressure washers are used across many industries. Food and beverage industries use hot water to help sanitize surfaces. Industries such as agriculture, construction and equipment maintenance find that the combination of PSI and hot water is ideal to remove heavy mud, grease and grime. Hot water pressure washers are also popular in mining, oil, and waste management industries.
Most electric hot water pressure washers require fuel to operate the burner to heat water at a consistent temperature. However, Mi-T-M’s all-electric HAE model does not require fuel because it features a unique heat exchanger design to keep the heat of the water constant.
Hot water pressure washers use high pressure and high temperatures to efficiently cut through grease and grime. The water temperature in these machines can range from 120 degrees up to 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
Yes, the versatility of a hot water pressure washer allows you to use it as either a cold water or hot water pressure washer. When the burner is not in use, the pressure washer operates the same as a cold water washer.