Tools You Need
These are a few of the tools that I use and recommend when building your pressure washing business.
This 4000 PSI with 4 GPM is a good basic pressure washer. You can use this with a surface cleaner. I used this model for several years without any problems.
This surface cleaner works well with the 4000 PSI pressure washer. You need at least a 4000PSI to operate this surface cleaner.
I would recommend a pressure hose like this one. It’s 100 ft and NON-MARKING. Don’t buy a black hose, it will leave marks on concrete driveways. I would buy 2 hoses for convenience.
All hoses come with quick connects.
I recommend this wand/gun or something similar. It’s rated for a 4000 PSI pressure washer.
Most pressure washers come with 5 tips, red, yellow, green, white, and black. The red tip is a jet stream, I’ve never used this tip because it can damage things on a house and it’s not really necessary to use.
The other tips will be used on a regular basis. I would buy an extra set of tips just to have them on hand along with O-rings for the quick connects.
I would definitely buy this set of tips, it comes with a turbo tip and long-range soap and rinse tips. The turbo tip is good for concrete slabs and the blue & pink tips are go for 2-story houses.
A ball valve is a must to save you a lot of time. With a ball valve you don’t have to shut down the power or turn off the water to switch from a wand to a surface cleaner.
Most people use a downstream injector for pressure washing, I would buy 2 so you have a backup. Sometime a small brass ball gets stuck in the valve, just take a small stiff wire or something similar to poke the ball loose otherwise you would be able to siphon the soap out.
They do wear out, so have an extra one on your truck.