How to Setup an Electric Pressure Washer

When you buy a new machine, you are most likely buying the device to make things quicker for yourself. That’s why as much as possible, we all wish our machines have an Easy installation. For a pressure washer, you are buying it to speed up the washing and cleaning process around your home. The device works with pressure to release water, usually mixed with soap, on a surface. The force coming from the water is enough to do the scrubbing and the washing simultaneously. This makes the process quicker and easier since all you have to do is know how to use the pressure washer.

Before you start learning about using a pressure washer, you need to understand how it works and how you can set it up properly. With a bad setup, your pressure washer may cause more problems than being a solution. More so, the pressure washer may not even work at all. There are two main types of pressure washers, either the gas pressure washer or the electric pressure washer. Typically, the gas pressure washer is used in the homes because it is smaller and releases the water at a reduced pressure that can cater to your domestic needs. Sometimes, a gas pressure washer is also installed in homes, however. Setting up an electric pressure washer is not so much a challenging task; you only need to follow this process;

Connect the hose to the pressure washer

The first step to setting up your pressure washer is to connect the hose to the pressure washer correctly. This is the most fragile part of a pressure washer setup because it is the part where the water comes in. Since the pressure washer pumps water, you need to ensure that the water gets in correctly. Already, the pressure washer comes with a high-pressure hose with the appropriate connector. All you need to do is put one end of the high-pressure hose in the indicated area for the pressure washer.

Connect the hose to the water source

In most cases, the water source for pressure washing is usually a tap. But the high-pressure hose usually has an end that may not comfortably get into your tap area. What you can do is to use the regular hose to connect to the tap firmly, then on the other end of the hose, you attach the compatible coupler to the connection.

Attach nozzle

Water coming into your pressure washer gets pumped into high pressure before it is released into the hose. Using your hose to wash the surface directly is not advisable because you will have little or no control over the process. Instead, you attach a nozzle to the end of the hose from the pressure washer.

Connect your pressure washer to a power source;

After setting up, you want to connect your pressure washer to a power source because it is an electric pressure washer. Connect it, but you may hold on before switching on the button.

Release water

Before switching on the power button, you may want to confirm if your connection works by releasing water from the water source.


If you want to set up a new pressure washer, you can follow the steps in this guide.

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