How to Utilize a Downstream Pressure Washer  

How to Utilize a Downstream Pressure Washer  

Interested in a Downstream Pressure Washer?  

If you work in an industry where pressure washing is a frequent operation, you have probably heard of upstream and downstream pressure washers or upstream and downstream injectors. In this blog post, we will discuss downstream pressure washers- what they are, their advantages, and how to use them.   

About Downstream Pressure Washers    

This kind of cleaning machine is simply a pressure washer with a downstream injector attached. This injector introduces detergents or other chemical solutions after the pressurized washer’s pump. This distinguishes them from upstream injectors, which introduce chemicals before the pressurized washer’s pump.   

Benefits of Choosing a Downstream Pressure Washer  

So, why should you choose this cleansing machine over its opposite? As it turns out, downstream pressure washers tend to be easier on the pressure washer’s pump. This difference is due to two reasons. The first is that the chemicals are injected into the machine after the pump. And the second is that the pump does not operate under a vacuum. Both of these features allow the pump to last longer between replacements, ultimately cutting down on expenses.    

Using a Downstream Injector in 3 Simple Steps  

Looking to start using this effective and useful machine? Follow these 3 easy steps to get started:  

1. Choose Water Pressure and Water Flow Rate  

 Water pressure, typically measured in pounds per square inch (PSI), is determined by your machine’s pump and nozzle size. More heavy-duty cleaning jobs may require a higher PSI, but it is also important to ensure you will not damage the surface being cleaned.   

The water flow rate, often measured in gallons per minute (GPM), defines the rate at which water is flowing out of the machine. Pressurized cleansing machines with a flow rate of 2-3 GPM are considered weaker, whereas those with a GPM between 7 and 8 are much stronger. Again, the specific cleaning job at hand will determine which flow rate is best.   

2. Attach Quick Connects   

Place the quick connects on each end of the downstream injector. These connections allow it to be inserted easily and effectively.   

3. Use The Machine 

Once the injector is attached, it’s ready to use! The machine can now be employed to clean surfaces with a mixture of water and other chemicals introduced by the injector, leaving them clean and sparkling.   

Contact Tidal Washers Today  

To learn more about how this kind of cleansing machinery can benefit your business, contact Tidal Washers by calling 800-563-1305 or emailing! We are more than happy to assist with any questions or purchases!