Hot vs. Cold Water Pressure Washers: Which Is Right for You?

If you need to deep clean a surface, you will have the option of using either a hot water pressure washer or a cold water pressure washer. Companies like Hotsy manufacture both of these options, and in many instances, either one will get the job done just fine. However, there are some situations where you will want to choose one over the other, and it’s important to have a basic understanding of when to use which washer so that you can clean as effectively as possible.

Cold water pressure washers are ideal for cleaning dirt and grime off surfaces.

The force of a cold water pressure washer will effectively knock dirt off many surfaces and rinse it away. Even if it’s been a while since the surface was cleaned, a cold water pressure washer won’t have any trouble getting rid of dirt for good. The only problem with a cold water pressure washer is that it won’t be able to clean oil and grease as effectively as a hot water model.

Have you ever tried to clean oil and grease off a pan in your kitchen with cold water? You probably didn’t have much luck. A hot water pressure washer, on the other hand, will handle oil and grease with no problem at all. These pressure washers can remove oil and grease from surface just as easily as a cold water pressure washer can break up dirt. A hot water pressure can also get rid of bacteria, algae and other things that spread on surfaces more effectively than a cold water pressure washer.

Cold and hot water pressure washers are both great tools to have in your workspace. At North Texas Sales & Distribution, we can tell you more about the Hotsy industrial pressure washers we have in stock and help you choose the best one for your specific needs. Call us at (800) 652-2864 with any questions you might have today!