GPM vs. PSI: What Matters Most When Choosing a Pressure Washing Contractor?

Pressure washing is an effective and efficient way to remove dirt, grime, and even tough stains from various surfaces around your home or business. However, not all pressure washing techniques are created equal. When choosing a pressure washing contractor, it’s important to understand what they put emphasis on – PSI or GPM. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at PSI and GPM and discuss what matters most when choosing a pressure washing contractor.

What is GPM & PSI?

PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) refers to the amount of cleaning pressure the machine can produce. The higher the PSI, the more forceful the pressure washing will be. The PSI is important when dealing with tough stains or heavily soiled surfaces, as it can help break down dirt and grime and blast it away. However, high PSI can also be damaging to some surfaces, especially if they are delicate or prone to damage.

GPM (Gallons per Minute) is the amount of water that flows from the machine. The higher the GPM, the more water there is to rinse away dirt and debris. GPM is important for effective cleaning, especially when dealing with larger surfaces. Higher GPM enables the cleaner to clean larger surface areas faster and more efficiently, thus saving you both time and money.

When comparing PSI vs. GPM, it’s worth noting that a pressure washing contractor using high PSI and low GPM may effectively clean a surface, but may also damage the surface or surrounding areas. In contrast, a pressure washing contractor using high GPM and low PSI may be more effective at removing dirt and grime, and less likely to cause damage.

GPM Is Superior For Safe Cleaning

At Softwash Ranger, we understand the importance of utilizing a higher GPM over PSI. With our specially formulated cleaning solutions, we’re able to loosen grime more efficiently without relying on potentially damaging high PSI. The higher the GPM, the more efficient it is to clean large surfaces, and the less likely we are to damage delicate surfaces like stucco, roofing, and soft woods.

Another factor to consider when choosing a pressure washing contractor is their experience and expertise. Look for a company that has a range of pressure-washing experience, knowledge of different cleaning techniques, and a track record of success. It’s also important to read reviews, check out the company’s website, and ask for references- this way you can be sure you are working with a reliable team.

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When it comes to choosing a pressure washing contractor, your priority should be finding someone who puts emphasis on overall effectiveness of cleaning with regards to the type of surface and potential impact. PSI and GPM both play important roles in effective pressure washing, but in most cases, GPM is ultimately more important. At Softwash Ranger, we understand this balance, and we utilize our expertise and specially formulated cleaning solutions, and this enables us to provide both a safe and effective deep clean for your home or business. When working with a pressure washing contractor, always put emphasis on their experience and expertise rather than only PSI or GPM. Contact Softwash Ranger to get your home or business cleaned safely and efficiently.

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Softwash Ranger is New Jersey’s 5-Star Exterior Cleaning Professional with over a half decade of experience in soft washing, power washing, gutter cleaning, roof stain removal and so much more. With our New Jersey Soft Wash services, we keep your property clean and shining like new. We know that we are only as good as our last pressure washing or soft washing job, so every soft wash project, no matter the size, is treated with our top-level care. Our experienced employees will always advise you on what cleaning options best fit your needs.