Small Semi-Pro Gas Pressure Washer Buyer's Guide

How to Pick a Small Semi-Pro Gas Power Washer

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Do you consider pressure washing a chore or closer to an obsession?

For folks who subscribe to the latter, semi-pro gas pressure washers are for you.

These power washers can tackle anything short of commercial cleaning. And even then, you could still use one, it just wouldn't be the most efficient option.

So prepare your home, fences, decks, vehicles and anything else under the sun for a cleaning onslaught.

Axial Cam vs Triplex Pumps
Axial Cam PumpWhen it comes to choosing a pump for your semi-pro power washer, your two options are better and best (axial cam and triplex). Axial cam are direct drive pumps, meaning they spin at the same speed as the engine, which will wear down faster than a triplex pump.

Triplex Power Washer PumpTriplex plunger pumps are the highest quality pressure washer pump, offering longer life and better performance. They also include a larger price tag, but if you intend to use your power washer frequently, it's well worth the expense. If the pump breaks down, you can get it rebuilt instead of getting a new washer.

Professional Features
Honda GX Power Washer EngineWe named this grade of pressure washers "semi-pro" because they bridge the gap from consumer to professional. That being said, our semi-pro units are designed with a lot of features you'd find on a professional unit.

All of these washers come with a professional grade spray gun, something you'll appreciate when taking on big jobs. The best professional feature you can get would be an engine. The engine is what spins the pump. The pump is what pressurizes the water. So the better the engine, the better the pressure. Look for units with a Honda GX engine.

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