McHenry PCS Blog

Exploring the Contrast: Water Cannons vs. Pressure Washers

Posted on: April 16th, 2024 by McHenry PCS

When it comes to heavy-duty cleaning tasks, two powerful tools often come to mind: water cannons and pressure washers. While both are designed to tackle stubborn grime and dirt, they serve distinct purposes and possess unique features. Understanding the disparities between these two can help users make informed decisions based on their specific cleaning needs. […]

Differences Between Single-Stage and Two-Stage Air Compressors

Posted on: February 19th, 2024 by McHenry PCS

Air compressors are indispensable tools in various industrial and commercial applications, powering pneumatic tools, machinery, and processes. When it comes to selecting the right air compressor for your business, one crucial decision to make is whether to opt for a two-stage or single-stage model. Each type has its own set of advantages and limitations, and […]

Commercial vs. Consumer Pressure Washers: How To Decide

Posted on: September 25th, 2023 by McHenry PCS

Pressure washers have become indispensable tools for cleaning various surfaces, from driveways and decks to industrial equipment and commercial buildings. When it comes to pressure washers, there are two main categories to consider: commercial and consumer-grade units. In this blog, we’ll explore the key differences between these two types of pressure washers, including power, durability, […]

Finding the Right Pressure Washing Accessory

Posted on: April 20th, 2023 by McHenry PCS

Pressure washing accessories run the gamut from extended reach and dual wands and nozzles to soap applicators. Choosing the right accessories for your pressure washer and cleaning application can save you a lot of time and give you more control and power! Making the switch to quick-connect nozzles only represents one of many ways to […]

Using Your Pressure Washer as a Jetter or Pipe Cleaner

Posted on: September 6th, 2022 by McHenry PCS

If you or your customers have ever wanted to clean out a drain or pipe without calling the plumber, you’re in luck. Your pressure washer may be capable of converting into a pipe cleaner—a jetter, as they’re known—with a custom kit that includes the hose reel, control valve, jetter hose and nozzle. Let’s find out […]

Choosing the Proper Surface Cleaner for Your Equipment and Application

Posted on: June 24th, 2022 by McHenry PCS

Do you pressure wash decks, driveways, sidewalks, and garages for a living? Do you ever wonder if you can do it faster and better? Chances are good that switching from a regular 2-inch spray wand to a multi-inch, multi-nozzle rotary surface cleaner attachment will double your productivity—or even triple or quadruple it! Concrete, wood, asphalt, […]

The Importance of Using the Right Pressure Washer Nozzle

Posted on: April 29th, 2022 by McHenry PCS

How can you clean faster and more efficiently with your pressure washer without causing damage? By choosing the right pressure washer nozzle! Matching the pressure washer nozzle to the pressure and flow of your unit—and to the task at hand—is the key to success. The correct spray tip can reduce the time and effort involved […]

Pressure Washer Pumps — When to Repair or Replace

Posted on: March 7th, 2022 by McHenry PCS

When the pressure washer pump breaks, how do you know whether it’s time to replace it or repair it? What are the pros and cons of repairing vs. replacement, and what are the signs of severe irreparable damage? Take a moment to review signs that it’s time to repair or replace a pressure washer pump […]

6 Benefits of Routine Preventative Maintenance for Pressure Washers and More

Posted on: January 31st, 2022 by McHenry PCS

“If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.” Let’s bust that myth right now! When it comes to pressure washers and air compressors, routine and preventative maintenance keeps your business going. It prevents delays and helps you make more money. Let’s review six benefits of preventative maintenance for your essential equipment. Reduce overall expenses. Prevent work […]

The Latest and Greatest Heaters for Your Shop, Warehouse, or Job Site

Posted on: December 6th, 2021 by McHenry PCS

Each winter, one thing can make or break your comfort on the job site—the efficiency and quality of your portable heater. McHenry has a wide range of fuel-fired VAL6 infrared heaters for your worksite, farm, workshop, warehouse, or shop. The options range from compact space to long-running portable heating options designed for large spaces. Learn […]