A 3000 PSI pressure washer from such manufacturers as Karcher, Craftsman, Power Horse and Mi TM Corp, just to name a few, provides an operator with a powerful cleaning machine. Although not the strongest available pressure washer, 3000 PSI units are nonetheless capable of intense cleaning of everything from a charcoal grill to a concrete driveway and farm equipment. With the necessary attachment, a 3000 PSI pressure washer is useful for blasting away hardened mud, removing chipped or flaking paint and hosing off gutters.
Pressure Washer Power Ratings
The power of a pressure washer is a function of its maximum PSI rating and its water flow rate. Professionals calculate the efficiency of a pressure washer by multiplying the maximum PSI by the flow rate to determine the number of "effective cleaning units" or ECUs a machine possesses. A 3000 PSI pressure washer with a flow rate of 2.7 GPM has 8100 ECUs. The higher this figure, the more efficient a pressure washer. While the flow rate greatly influences the speed and effectiveness of a pressure washer, a high max PSI is necessary on heavy-duty consumer and professional models.
A pressure washer with a maximum PSI of 3000 is durably built with an all-steel frame, rugged tires and industrial-grade pump. Most 3000 PSI units are gas-fueled, cold water washers, but dual-fuel, hot water washers are frequently used professionally.