When you have a particularly dirty job to do and cleaning by hand is unsafe or impractical, you may consider either a pressure washer or an electrostatic sprayer and wonder what the difference is between the two. It is not that a pressure washer cleans and the Protexus electrostatic sprayer disinfects. With a product such as the Vital Oxide Cleaner and Disinfectant, a pressure washer can disinfect as well as clean, just as an electrostatic sprayer can.
The difference between the two is in the functioning of each and the tasks for which each is best suited. Here are some of the biggest differences you are likely to notice when comparing the electrostatic sprayer from Protexus with a residential or commercial pressure washer.
1. The Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer Disinfects an Object’s Entire Surface
If you have a large or oddly shaped object that needs cleaning and disinfecting, you may want to opt for an electrostatic sprayer over a pressure washer. With a pressure washer, you can only clean one side of an object at a time. The Protexus electrostatic sprayer is much more efficient and effective at disinfecting an object, especially when used with PURTABS disinfecting tablets. The electrostatic sprayer from Protexus charges the droplets of disinfectant as they are emitted. The charged particles then cling to the object’s surface, covering it on all sides and delivering the disinfectant to all surfaces.
2. Pressure Washers Are More Powerful
Compared to an electrostatic sprayer, a pressure washer is much more powerful. You could hold an object in your hand while using the Protexus sprayer on it. You wouldn’t be able to do that with a pressure washer because it could cause severe skin wounds.
Pressure washers come with large engines or motors, although the size varies based on the intended application of the washer. A residential pressure washer may deliver approximately 1,300 to 2,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. Commercial pressure washers may offer power up to 8,000 psi and often provide a wider range of pressure levels than residential pressure washers. Suppose you have a really grimy job that a residential pressure washer can’t handle. In that case, you can use a commercial pressure washer, starting at a level where the residential washer maxed out and increasing in increments until you find the power needed to complete the job.
3. The Protexus Electrostatic Sprayer is Lighter Than a Pressure Washer
The large engine or motor used to power a pressure washer makes it heavy. Commercial washers are typically bigger and bulkier than residential units because of the more powerful engine or motor. The Protexus sprayer is meant to be handheld. As a result, it is designed specifically to be lightweight compared to residential or commercial pressure washers.
4. Pressure Washers and Sprayers Are Powered Differently
Being a handheld unit, the electrostatic sprayer from Protexus is battery-operated and cordless. Pressure washers may be stationary or portable, but they are not handheld like a sprayer can be. A pressure washer can be powered by either a gas-burning engine or an electric motor. An electric pressure washer may not be cordless, and a gas-powered washer may be less portable.
5. The Electrostatic Sprayer From Protexus is Better Suited to Indoor Jobs
Generally speaking, you are likely to find that an electrostatic sprayer is better suited to cleaning and disinfecting indoors, while you might want to save a pressure washer for outdoors. Outdoor jobs are likely to be bigger, both in terms of the area to be cleaned and the intensity of the dirt. Even with its charged particles, a handheld sprayer could not cover a large area or would take too long to be efficient.
Remember, under no circumstances should you ever operate a pressure washer with a gas engine indoors. This could put you and your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from the exhaust fumes. Certain areas of the house, such as the bathroom, can be cleaned with an electric pressure washer. First, you must be sure any grout, tile, or seams are completely sealed. Otherwise, water could get into the cracks and cause problems. Unless your bathroom is extremely grimy, it might be more efficient to use an electrostatic sprayer in there instead of a pressure washer.
Do You Need a Pressure Washer or a Protexus Sprayer?
Pressure washers and electrostatic sprayers are different from one another, but that doesn’t make one inherently better. You may find that one job requires a disinfecting sprayer while another requires a pressure washer. Both are available for purchase from Hotsy Equipment Company. Contact us to discuss your cleaning and disinfecting needs.
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