Types of Pressure Washer Parts

Published On May 9, 2018 | By Clare Louise | Cleaning

Pressure washer pumps, of course, are useful tools that you can enhance your ability to clean surfaces in domestic, industrial, and commercial settings.  Around the home, for example, a pressure washer pump could allow you clean the eaves of your roof and the exterior walls, particularly of the second story, which would otherwise be difficult to reach.  Pressure washer pumps also allow you to clean things like boats and cars as well as construction and farm equipment.  You can use them to clean driveways, too.

But these pumps are made up of different parts, all of which serve a specific purpose.


The Unimanix pressure washer pump motor, of course, is probably the most important part since the tool will definitely not work without this part.  The motor uses power to compressor water which builds energy in the pump, which you then disperse using one of many different types of control mechanisms.


Once the water pressure builds up, it can then travel through the high pressure washer hose. This part of a pressure washer consists of a long, hollow tube, which is usually quite flexible (like a garden hose, etc).  The engine forces the water (pumps) through the pressure hose in one long and continuous burst.  The pressure of the water is determined by the power of the pump.


Other pressure washer accessories include the hose reel, which is used to store the hose pipe.  The reel can be made out of metal or plastic and can be made to stand on their own as to be mounted onto the wall for easier use.  Hose reels are excellent for preventing kinks, knots, and tangles in the hose.

Also, the pressure washer hose typically has a nozzle, or can be outfitted with one.  These nozzles can provide you with yet more control over the amount of pressure released in the water, so you can customize the spray to the job at hand.


Sometimes you need more than water—even at the best pressure—to clean a particular surface. For example, you might need soap or detergent; and if you do, you could use a detergent injector. This combines the water with detergent for a convenient, soapy spray.

Also, you might want to consider an unloader. This accessory helps to reduce water pressure if it gets too high, which reduces risk for damage. This also protects pipes from bursting.

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