The best, easy to use power washer for home
I cannot remember what life was like before I had my Sun Joe Power Washer. I can only be grateful we are together now and I have it going forward. Seriously, I am so obsessed with this thing! This power washer is my new bff and we hang out all the time now. I am giddy every time I use this tool and it puts me in a good mood because it cleans effortlessly without any scrubbing even.
What made me buy it
I started wanting a power washer because of our two chickens. My little chickens are free rangers during the day in my backyard and the little sweetpeas sometimes come over to the back door to call me to come out to see them. (They are the cutest!) And when they do, they leave little droppings here and there that just do not sweep up easy every time. I figured a power washer would do the trick. So I started scouring the internet and reading all the reviews and decided on the Sun Joe SPX1000.
What made me OBSESSED with it
So, sure enough, the power washer cleaned my cement. So well in fact, it gleams now! It blasted off paint drops that were left from when the house was painted even. There was over-spray from other home improvement projects done down on the ground-GONE! It blew my mind what it cleaned off that I thought was there for life. Naturally, I tried it on the side of the house and dust dirt just washed right off with the water.
Then, I remembered people power washing decks or fences with it. I tried it on my old fence and check out the result:
The wood went from old to brand spanking baby new again! The result was GORGEOUS!
I have an old patio chair that has been at the house longer than I have so I used the washer on it to see how it’d do against 10+ years of the environment on it:
These results with just water and no scrubbing!!! Can you say mind-blown?!
Car wash option
I purchased separately a foam gun attachment that would let me do a touch-less car wash with it at home. Washing my car was something I did not do often enough for a couple reasons:
- It was hard to find a car wash, at times, driving around. I don’t have a drive-thru Quick Quack very near me so there were times when I would have to keep my eyes open for a gas station that had one. And ever at that, they could be few and too far between.
- The cost was pretty high as often as I would try to use a drive-thru to keep my car clean.
- Washing my car myself was just downright unpleasant. You use a bucket of soapy water and a rag that instantly gets dirty and gross; so then you are ‘washing’ your car with gross dirty water. The gross dirty water then starts to drip down your hands, arms, to your elbow where it drips onto you. Your feet get dripped on and wet. You sweat as you scrub everything. It’s a whole event that you have to shower after because as the car gets clean, you get dirty.
Enter the game changing foam gun
You use the power washer first to pre-rinse the car. Then you just attach the foam gun to the end of your spray gun. This blasts your car with clean, foamy suds that go to work on any dirt or debris on your car. Then, after removing the foam gun and putting the sprayer back in place, you simply rinse the car off. It could not be easier or faster. And the best part is all you have to do is pull a trigger. The power washer does the rest. No scrubbing, no sweating, no dripping. I actually enjoy washing the car now and gives me way better results than any time I have paid for a wash! My car is always sparkling clean now all the time.
Lastly, I will say that I have heard horror stories from people that own gas powered power washers. While they might be more powerful, they have gas powered engines that require a lot of maintenance. Especially if you let them sit for any period of time. They are more expensive (in the several hundreds) and if anything goes wrong, I hear it is hard to find a shop that will work on anything other than a Honda brand motor. The Sun Joe electric, with the lowest power model I bought, is enough power for anything I want to use it for around the house. I think gas powered would be for commercial or business use and would be bigger than any household task requires. And Sun Joe does offer more powerful electric options, if needed.
What about you? Do you own a power washer for your home yet? Gas or electric? If so, what is your favorite thing to do with it? Do you find yourself using it often? Why or why not? If you want to get one, what do you want to use it for? Let me know in the comments!