Good evening guys. I’m new to the community as well as the PW industry. I have decided to take the leap into the PW industry and hope to learn a few things from you experienced guys. I’ve been reading the posts on here and already feel like I’m learning. I’m probably going to sound really stupid here so hopefully you guys won’t crucify me to bad!
Ok first, I recently purchased a north star 4000psi, 3.5 gpm cold water pressure washer. Maybe I should have found this site before my purchase, but this is now what I’m working with. I also bought a surface cleaner for driveways and sidewalks. My intentions were to do driveways and sidewalks mostly to start, and I’m good with that. However, I’m being told I will miss a lot if I don’t offer house washing as well. So a few questions…
One, I am reading a lot about soft washing and chemical injection. I see a lot of talk about the JRod set up and even the XJet. I assume using these two set ups with the right nozzles can be considered soft washing even with using my pw? Stupid question maybe. Will the nozzles alone reduce my pressure enough? Also, looks like it’s not wise to use the chemical injector included on my pw but need to use a different injector? Looks like preference varies greatly as to what set ups you guys are using, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Also, what chemicals are you guys using? I assume there are better products than just going to Lowe’s and buying the Zep or the Krud Kutter stuff. And are there online retailers that you are using? I’m sure your using different solutions for different surfaces so again, any advice would be appreciated.
Hopefully you guys are willing to help a newbie out and won’t be to rough on me. Thanks in advance!