Pressure Washer History

Before Pressure Washers were available, we used Steam Generators, now commonly referred to as "Steam Jenny's"

These machines produced a wet steam at low pressures which when compared to modern Hot Pressure Washers; were practically useless in even the mildest of breezes. When cleaning an oily surface such as a vehicle chassis you could spread oil around for hours on end before classing it as clean.

The introduction of both Hot and Cold Industrial Pressure Washers revolutionised cleaning!

Jobs which would have previously taken 7-8 hours, such as a vehicle chassis clean, could now be completed in as little as 1 hour.

Pressure Washers enabled volumes of water to be pumped at a high pressure with the option of heated water. Instead of relying on only steam, they now had a power combination of water flow at high pressure with temperature and also the ability of injecting detergent.

The term "Steam-Jenny" is still commonly used to describe the modern Pressure Washer. Other names include Steam Cleaner, Jet Washer, Power Washer and Blast Cleaner to name but a few.

Pressure Washers enabled volumes of water to be pumped at a high pressure with the option of heated water. Instead of relying on only steam, they now had a power combination of water flow at high pressure with temperature and also the ability of injecting detergent.

The term "Steam-Jenny" is still commonly used to describe the modern Pressure Washer. Other names include Steam Cleaner, Jet Washer, Power Washer and Blast Cleaner to name but a few.