There tends to be two types of pressure washers, hot and cold water. Both hot and cold pressure washers can be used for different jobs and each have their pros and cons, however, for very difficult cleaning tasks such as grimy and greasy surfaces, hot water pressure washing is the way to go. Cold water has its advantages, but it is not very effective at cleaning grimy surfaces where hot water will get the job done in a much more effective and efficient manner. Both options obviously have their pros and cons but in this article we will talk about some of the advantages of hot water pressure washing.
Resoning Behind Hot Water Pressure Washing
Simply put, if you have ever tried washing basically anything with cold water you know that hot water most likely worked better to wash it off. Increasing the temperature of the water decreases the surface tension making it a better option for cleaning. The molecules at the surface of what you are cleaning will form a weaker bond making it easier for the water to seep into pores rather than bridging them. Not to mention, substances dissolve better in hot water. For example, if you have ever put sugar into hot tea you know that it mixes better than in cold tea. This means that hot water will be able to pull away substances’ molecules from other molecules.
Hot water pressure washing will kill more bacteria than cold water meaning that hot water pressure washing will be more useful in places where hygiene is important. Not only will the properties of hot water help you get the job done faster, but it can even disinfect the surface that is being cleaned.
Sometimes when using cold water to pressure wash you have to use detergent. Hot water pressure washing will result in the reduction of detergent consumption which will, in turn, save you money in the long run. Detergent also has chemical additives, so being able to pressure wash you home without additives leads to an environmental protection contribution.
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