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Hot Vs. Cold Industrial Pressure Washer – What is Best?

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Rhinowash is: should I use a Hot Water or Cold-Water Industrial Pressure Washer? Our pressure washers have various flow rates and pressure rates, dependent on your needs and are able to clean both in and outdoors. So, it begs the question, how do you choose whether to buy a cold water or a hot water pressure washer?

In this blog we will compare the two and examine the key considerations, to help you make the right decision for your pressure washing needs.

Cold-Water Industrial Pressure Washer

If you need to clean surfaces coated with dirt or mud, a cold-water pressure washer is the perfect solution to eliminate the filth. Cold water can blast through tough dirt over large areas, quickly and efficiently, and the sheer force of the water replaces the need for any tiresome scrubbing. Cold-water pressure washers often incorporate a detergent to further assist in removing stains and grime, which results in a flawless finish. What’s more, cold water is actually preferred for some surfaces like wood or plastic that may distort or deteriorate under high temperatures.

Hot Water Industrial Pressure Washer

Hot water pressure washers work much in the same way as a cold-water pressure washer, with one key added benefit: heat. Much like washing dishes in the sink, hot water has the ability to cut through the grease and grime in no time. As such, whilst cold water has the benefit of being able to quickly break up dirt, if you’re cleaning a surface covered in grease or oil, hot water is the ideal solution as it effectively penetrates grime at a molecular level ensuring a squeaky-clean finish. This effectiveness means that often less pressure and detergent is required.

In summary, the choice really depends on what you’re cleaning. For general dirt or cleaning a large area, a cold-water pressure washer will more than satisfy your needs. However, to remove more stubborn substances such as oil and grease, or for a sterile clean, a hot water pressure washer is the right fit for you. How Can We Help?

We understand that the choice between a cold water and a hot water pressure washer is completely dependent on the job at hand. That’s why our RX Series and our ST series both come with Hot or Cold options so no matter the surface or the type of dirt you’re dealing with, you can be sure that your Rhinowash pressure washer will fulfil your needs. Want to chat about which industrial pressure washer is right for you? Call us on 0333 207 9274


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