Industrial pressure washing is the industry of cleaning large commercial and industrial surfaces. Many different types of equipment are used in industrial pressure washing systems, such as air compressors, truck mount units, power head attachments, and water jet units. The equipment needed can be separate, or may be a part of a complete system. Commercial pressure washing systems must comply with local, State, and federal regulations. There are many types of pressure washing methods and equipment that may be required for any cleaning project.
There are two main types of industrial pressure washing systems – dry and wet pressure washing. Dry pressure washing involves the use of a machine to pressurize water, and then the water is applied to the surface being cleaned, usually by a truck mounted pump. Wet pressure washing is a different method than dry pressure washing, because the detergent is not used to pressurize the water. This allows the use of more powerful, but also stronger water jets, which have been proven to cut down on water contamination and foam damage. These systems can also employ hot water for stronger foam effects and may include submersible pumps.
Both systems have limitations, advantages, and drawbacks. Dry industrial pressure washing systems can be installed quickly and easily, even without the assistance of a pump. Pumps are also expensive and weighty, especially if you need to install more than one system. On the other hand, wet industrial pressure washing systems take longer to setup, but may be less prone to leaking, especially if concrete is the material being cleaned.
Each type of washing technique has pros and cons. There are no shortage of benefits, which may outweigh the disadvantages of each technique. These benefits include reduced cost, faster drying times, and environmentally friendly cleaning. There are some disadvantages, which may not be as beneficial as they first appear. These disadvantages include temporary damage to painted surfaces and flammable solvents used.
Spray foam gun systems are common in industrial pressure washing systems. The spray foam includes a foam solution, which gets sprayed onto the surface to be cleaned. The foam is highly reactive with grease and oil, which mean that it is ideal for cleaning all types of surfaces. It can also remove combustible liquids from the surface. This makes it ideal for flammable liquids such as paint thinner and turpentine, among others.
An alternative to using the pressurized air to apply the foam is to use a machine gun. With this equipment, compressed air is pumped through a tank containing either argon or neon gas. The gun shoots out streams of foam at very high pressures, which is capable of removing dirt, grease, and other combustible materials from hard to reach places. A blast of hot air is also used to kill any remaining residue left on the surface. The gun’s high level of firing also ensures that your cleaning process is very effective and efficient.
Another type of industrial pressure washing systems is the submersible unit. A cable is run under water to the compressor and the vacuum is then picked up by the submersible unit. It is attached to the nozzle of the industrial pressure washing system and releases the vacuum.
There are so many industrial pressure washing systems to choose from, each type having its own advantages and disadvantages. Before buying one, you need to consider how much you can spend, your requirements, your personal preferences, your availability. You also need to check if it is compliant with your building codes. If you are planning to have your own construction company, make sure that you have all the necessary equipment and resources to install these systems properly.