Chem 101: What Makes Industrial Pressure Washer Cleaning Solution Work?
Industrial cleaners are stronger than residential cleaners. Consumer products are typically diluted by the manufacturer so they are either ready to use from a convenient spray bottle or can be further diluted by consumers at home. However, industrial cleaning solutions are typically sold and transported as concentrates.
This presents several advantages to both producers and buyers, as it saves both parties the cost of transporting the extra weight of the water used to dilute the chemicals. It also allows industrial users to determine to what degree they want to dilute the solution for various surfaces and jobs.
However, dilution isn't the only difference between the two types of solutions. Industrial cleaning solutions also tend to have different, stronger chemicals because they have the safety regulations and experience to safely handle harsher detergents and surfactants. While consumer cleaners may have safer chemicals like vinegar or properly mixed ingredients like oxalic and citric acids, industrial solutions give users more options for mixing and preparing a wide variety of chemicals, including:
- Sodium hypochlorite
- Potassium hydroxide
- And more
These various chemicals are mixed or used to create cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants for various field applications.