Surface Cleaner

Attaches to the wand and provides a wider spray for cleaning large flat surfaces like patios and driveways.

Related terms: Flat surface cleaner, attachment wand, cleaning tool

Surface Cleaner, Pressure Washing & Power Washing

Unleashing the Power of Efficiency

Imagine tackling your expansive driveway, patio, or sidewalk with a standard pressure washer nozzle. The process would be labor-intensive, time-consuming, and leave you with an aching back.

Enter the surface cleaner:

  • Wider cleaning path: Equipped with multiple rotating nozzlessurface cleaners cover a significantly larger area with each sweep, dramatically boosting cleaning efficiency.
  • Uniform cleaning: The rotating jets ensure an even distribution of water and cleaning solution, eliminating streaks and missed spots.
  • Reduced fatigue: Forget stooping and scrubbing; simply guide the surface cleaner across the surface, letting the machine do the hard work.
  • Faster completion: Large jobs that could take hours with a standard nozzle are finished in a fraction of the time with a surface cleaner.

The Anatomy of a Surface Cleaner

Surface cleaners come in various models, but most share these key components:

  • Housing: Typically circular or dome-shaped, it encloses the rotating nozzles and protects them from damage.
  • Rotating nozzles: Usually two or more nozzles spin with the water pressure, distributing the cleaning spray across the covered area.
  • Skirts: Some models have adjustable skirts that control the spread of the spray and prevent overspray.
  • Connection point: Attaches to the pressure washer wand, allowing for quick and easy installation.

Choosing the Right Surface Cleaner

To maximize efficiency and ensure compatibility, keep these factors in mind when choosing a surface cleaner:

  • Size and pressure compatibility: Match the cleaner’s diameter and maximum pressure rating to your pressure washer’s capabilities.
  • Surface type: Different models are optimized for concretepavers, wood, or other specific surfaces.
  • Cleaning needs: Choose a cleaner with the appropriate nozzle configuration (fan spray, pencil spray) for your cleaning tasks.
  • Additional features: Look for models with adjustable skirts, wheels for improved maneuverability, or quick-connect attachments for ease of use.

Surface Cleaner Techniques: Mastering the Machine

For optimal results, follow these tips when using a surface cleaner:

  • Start with clean water: Rinse the surface to remove loose dirt and debris before applying cleaning solution.
  • Apply cleaning solution evenly: Use a separate sprayer or the surface cleaner’s built-in dispenser (if available).
  • Move at a steady pace: Maintain a consistent speed to ensure even cleaning and prevent streaking.
  • Overlap slightly: Overlap your cleaning passes to avoid missing any spots.
  • Rinse thoroughly: Remove all cleaning solution residues with a final rinse.

Beyond Size: Surface Cleaner Applications

While primarily designed for large flat surfaces, surface cleaners can also be helpful for:

  • Cleaning vertical surfaces: Some models can be tilted or adjusted to clean walls, fences, or garage doors.
  • Reaching under obstacles: The rotating nozzles can access tight spaces under decks or around furniture.
  • Delicate cleaning: Certain models with softer brushes are suitable for cleaning wood decks or patios.

By harnessing the power of a surface cleaner, you can transform your pressure washing experience from a tedious chore to a swift and satisfying victory over dirt and grime. Remember, choose the right tool for the job, master the technique, and enjoy the rewards of sparkling clean surfaces in record time!