How safe is your garage? As a householder, this is a good question to ask yourself now and again. Were you aware that as many as 10% of burglaries start by gaining access through the garage? If you have an integral garage with an interconnecting door to the rest of the house, and your security isn’t up to scratch, this is a major weakness that any burglar could take advantage of.
Whether your garage is freestanding or attached to your home, it is essential that your home security needs are met. To be able to offer comprehensive protection for the contents of your garage (and the rest of your home), it goes without saying that your garage should be structurally sound and that your garage doors, as well as any windows present, should have a good level of security. If the basic building is letting you down, it may be time for a garage upgrade.
In any event, if your garage door is older than 10 years, or if the level of property crime recorded in your neighbourhood has risen recently, now may be an excellent time to review your home and garage security arrangements.
How vulnerable is your garage door?
Did you know that most garages can be broken into in as little as 10 seconds? Just let that sink in for a moment while you watch how it’s done:
Breaking into a garage in under 20 seconds - YouTube
Of course, older doors – especially those with a single lock that can be drilled or cut out completely – are much easier to overcome than doors with more up-to-date security features. They are also more at risk at the point where the top of the door meets the frame – a weak spot that is no match for a determined crowbar (or a pair of pliers, as in the clip above).
Sectional doors and roller doors are better protected than up-and-over doors because of the way they open. The ‘best’ way to penetrate these door types is to simply cut a hole into the door itself, a noisy and time consuming job that no burglar would prefer, given an alternative.
That said, one should never underestimate the motivation of a burglar intent on gaining entry. There have been cases where intruders, armed with power tools, have managed to cut right through door panels and bracings, folding the door in half to create a large, convenient opening for their criminal activities!
Which security features should your garage door have?
Modern garage doors come with a number of security features fitted as standard, regardless of door style and design. Thankfully, security is reviewed and improved all the time in an effort to stay at least one step ahead of the criminals. Thus, as more methods of entry are becoming known, manufacturers make modifications across their product range to produce the safest possible doors for your home.
All manual garage doors should include these security features:
2 locks (one on each side) with an option to upgrade to 2 further locks
Key-operated, anti-snap Euro cylinder lock as the principal lock
Strong bars to protect the locks from being prized open from outside
The level of security on electric garage doors is very high. Powered by the door’s motor, there’s a continual downward motion to keep the door closed until the remote control activates it to open.
Which type of garage door is most secure?
It should be pointed out that all brand new doors made by a reputable garage door manufacturer – including Garador, Hörmann , SWS, Teckentrup, Cardale, CedarDoor, CDC and other well known makes – offer a level of security that would pose a significant challenge to anyone attempting to gain unauthorised access.
However, as mentioned above, some types of garage door – sectional and roller garage doors in particular – are intrinsically more secure than others. One of the most secure garage doors on the market is the SWS automatic roller garage door, which is made from insulated aluminium and has been designed with high security in mind.
With substantial research and development time having gone into this door design, SWS have achieved the official Police ‘Secured by Design’ approved manufacturer status, as have a selection of other garage door manufacturers, notably Hörmann and Novoferm.
What about garage door defenders as additional protection?
In addition to the garage door, you may be tempted to adopt the belt and braces approach, fitting an additional device to deter a would-be burglar.
Garage door defenders are heavy duty, highly visible devices to do just that. Anchored securely into the substrate (ideally concrete, paving or tarmac) just in front of the garage, they stop entry by blocking the outward swing of the garage door. In the same way that a steering wheel lock physically prevents the car to be driven, the garage door cannot open if it is blocked by a door defender – even if the door is unlocked or the lock is broken.
For best results, defenders should be placed in front of the centre of the garage door, while double garage doors may need more than one defender. Choose a heavy duty model which is fitted with a padlock that can resist bolt cutters. Here’s a good example:
Line4Line garage door defender.avi - YouTube
What other home and garage security improvements are recommended?
Whether your garage is in a standalone building or part of the main house, home protection will be your number one priority. In addition to making sure the garage and its entry points are as secure as they can possibly be, there are a number of other, relatively inexpensive and effective deterrents you could implement:
Entry alarm system
A burglar alarm can provide good coverage, both for your home and garage. Most modern alarm systems are wireless and can cover different areas with the help of additional movement sensors and image or video capture. You may wish to attach a dummy alarm box to the garage building as a visual deterrent.
Depending on the exact location of your house and garage – are you on a busy main road, a quiet side street, behind a large fence or deep in the countryside? – external security lighting can go a long way to give you extra protection. Burglars hate to be seen, heard or interrupted.
Home insurance cover
Finally, it is always important to review your level of insurance cover just in case your home or garage has been damaged or burgled. Check with your insurance provider about home security requirements, and let them know as soon as you’ve upgraded your home security as this may mean lower premiums.
Marble is an increasingly popular choice for kitchen worktops and its beauty and the sense of classic elegance it brings to the room is undeniable. However, there’s been much discussion about the practicality of using marble in the kitchen.
According to the dictionary definition, marble is a hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, usually with coloured mottlings or streaks. This natural stone has been used for thousands of years in building and architecture, acquiring an enduring popularity that is unlikely to fade.
The whiter the marble, the purer the limestone from which it is formed, but of course not all marble is white. Choose from a vast selection that includes blacks and greys, yellows and browns, pinks and reds, blues and greens that all vary in density, porosity and mineral content. Compared to, say, granite, the patterns, hues and colour available with marble are much softer and more elegant, which is the aesthetic many homeowners prefer.
Attractive look and feel
Marble is generally considered to be the most beautiful of the accessible stones used for kitchen worktops. There’s a softness and elegance that other natural stones simply cannot compete with. Marble is unashamedly luxurious but in a refined ‘old money’ kind of way – there’s nothing vulgar about having marble in your kitchen. Since marble is a relatively soft stone, it will etch and antique with wear, developing its character and creating its own unique patina over the years – a bit like antique timber.
Put your hand on a marble worktop and you’ll find it surprisingly cool to the touch, on account of being a poor heat conductor due to its construction. It’s an important and alluring attribute of this material, especially during the summer months. Marble also has a soft feel – which may sound odd for a hard stone but it’s a sensory quality that adds to the mystique.
High performance material
Apart from the aesthetic aspect, marble has one major and unique strength: its temperature. Since it is formed from porous limestone, marble doesn’t conduct heat very well. This means the natural temperature of your marble kitchen worktop will be approximately 4 degrees cooler than the ambient temperature in the room.
The cool temperature is perfect for working with pastry – in fact many professional pastry chefs insist on having marble worktops or slabs in their kitchen. In both pastry and chocolate making, temperature control is critically important. Chefs work with their hands, but their body temperature can be higher than the ideal point for working with chocolate or pastry. Since marble absorbs the heat quicker than other surfaces, it helps cool chocolate quickly and keeps pastry cool.
Natural stone and marble prices can be sensitive to global markets, with prices able to fluctuate heavily depending on demand. While there’s no doubt that marble is a luxury material, it is widely accessible and products are available at many different price points to suit the budget.
If you’re considering marble for your kitchen worktops, it may not be as pricy as you think. Carrara marble, for instance, is a popular and commonly available brand with a reasonable price tag. With a bit of research, it is possible to source affordable marble worktops form less than £100 per metre.
Prone to staining
Different types of marble vary in density, porosity and mineral content but they all have the same thing in common: open pores means marble will absorb liquids and is prone to staining. Wine (especially red wine), vinegar, tomato juice, lemon and other citrus fruit are the main offenders, and should be wiped off the surface immediately before the acidic liquids have a chance to attack the stone and cause discoloration.
There is no product available to stop this process, however if a professional sealant is applied, it can render the surface oil and water resistant, slowing down the rate of absorption and giving you more time to remove any spills before any damage can occur.
Easy to scratch
Being one of the softer natural stones, marble will scratch and wear over time, and it is vulnerable to cracks and chips. The surface will wear particularly in areas of heavy use, for instance standing at the sink. Edges may become duller while anything rubbing against the marble surface (belt buckles, jeans rivets etc) may cause further scratching. Sharp objects such as knives on the marble surface will also leave marks.
Whether you consider this kind of wear and tear a pro or a con depends on your personal taste. Many homeowners positively relish the ‘lived in’ feel and sense of history that marble can bring to a kitchen – the imperfections are part of the charm. However, if you expect a perfectly polished and gleaming surface, perhaps marble is not the worktop material of choice for you.
Can be expensive
Be under no illusion that marble can be eye wateringly expensive. Statuary marble such as Thassos (from the Greek island of Thassos) is pure unblemished white and has a striking translucency that resembles cast sugar. Calacatta Oro has a milky white background and features gold veining – another highly prized example that commands a high price.
While the price of marble depends on factors such as country of origin, thickness, hue, veins, design and other visual qualities, the stone itself is only one aspect of the kitchen worktop price. Finishing, transportation and fitting are additional factors that should be taken into account.
Cleaning your marble worktop
The best way to look after your marble kitchen worktop is to clean it regularly using warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Avoid using abrasive sponges that can scratch the surface. Once cleaned, buff the worktop dry with a soft cloth to avoid water marks. Proprietary cleaning kits for marble do exist but you can also use gentle commercial cleaning products with an alkaline base, not lemon scented soaps.
Nail salons can be a dime a dozen if they don’t do anything to stand out. Exceptional service, a great location, or awesome products could set them apart from competitors. Salons have different target markets and offer many different experiences, but no matter where you go to get your nails done, you’re bound to see some of the same things. People look for cleanliness, updated products, and how well employees treat them. The first impression is key to customer retention and therefore it’s important to take steps to fulfill these customer attraction points.
ABC News actually did a little field research to find out what customers were looking for in their nail salons. It turns out that a successful experience doesn’t always have to do with how your nails look when you leave the salon. There are actually many other factors that play a role in salon preference. Below are things that good nail salons with great customer retention rates all have in common.
Does the person who is doing your nails engage in any conversation? It’s important to have an open line of communication so you know the customer is getting exactly what they want out of the experience. Miscommunications can do more than just lead to the wrong paint color.
Find out how the tools used for the manicure or pedicure are cleaned. Companies like JA USA sell products like the sanitizer cleanmaker and Sanitizer Epiray that are designed to safely sanitize tools from all bacteria and fungicidal properties.
Getting your nails done is a luxury service and it should be relaxing and even feel good. If you’re getting a pedicure done, you want to be sitting in a comfortable chair, and you might even prefer a chair that comes with a little massage remote. The newness of the chair is important because you want to make sure its working before a customer gets comfortable. JA USA also sells pedicure chairs on their website. Prices for these chairs range from $2,295 to $3,395 and have features like full shiatsu massage systems and power slide and reclining.
Like most other luxury experiences, people who are paying good money want to be encompassed by an appealing environment. You wouldn’t pay for a fancy meal in someone’s basement. Having modern and matching furniture is key to providing that overall salon feel. JA USA sells furniture like technician stools, client chairs, and tabletop furniture designed especially for salons.
5. The Extras
Some salons will throw in a shoulder or leg massage while you wait, or even to supplement the service you’re paying for. These extras go a long way when it comes to getting customers to become repeat customers. Features like hot towels being rubbed up and down your arms or legs can be extremely soothing and cause a customer to come back just for the extra perk.
There are always things that can be done to make your salon stand out from the rest. While things like communication and good customer service come free and can be put into action just by training your employees, other features may take a bit of investment. In order to talk the talk, salons need to walk the walk, and look like a place that paying customers would want to spend their money. Updated pedicure chairs, the proper cleaning supplies, and modernized furniture can set the tone for a great salon environment. While all of these things are runners up to the importance of cleanliness, setting yourself apart from customers by having newer and nicer things is a good way to keep your customers coming back.
There is growing awareness amongst homeowners to make their home look modern and contemporary. Your home reflects your personal style and quality which is why it is important to choose every element inside your home with care. To help you make the most of your personal space, interior designers offer assistance and change the way your home looks. Choosing the right interior designer can be tricky but you need to take a good look at their portfolio before making a decision.
Interior designers that work with you at every step
If you have chosen the right interior designer, you will not be intimidated with the idea of refurbishing your space and your designer will be your best friend throughout the process. A San Diego interior design firm has an experience of more than thirty years and caters to the changing needs of the clients. They work closely with the client in order to understand their expectations before they begin designing. They begin with understanding your personal style and choice, followed by taking measurements of the space you want to renovate. In addition, they are happy to answer all your questions and will keep you at the forefront throughout the process. With the excellent designers by your side, you will not have to open a phone book or look up the internet for pictures, they will design the plan for you and will rework on the same until you approve of it. They will take a few days to prepare a preliminary design and a budget estimate for you. Based on the same, they will prepare a design agreement to go ahead with the procedure. You can ask them to rework on the design until you are satisfied with the same. They will also be interacting with professionals in the design phase and will help you choose different elements for your home.
Whether you are moving into a newly constructed home or planning to refurbish an existing area, the interior designers will help you achieve the best at an affordable rate. The work on your space will only start after the design, colors, material and project style has been selected. You do not need to spend thousands of dollars to achieve a classic look in your home, with the right interior designers by your side; you will be able to achieve the same at an affordable rate. They will pre order all the appliances and plumbing fixtures so that there is no waste of time. Most importantly, they will work thoroughly with you and be available for you at any time. They strive for customer satisfaction and have achieved the same in the last thirty years. Having catered to a range of clients, they understand the current trends in the industry and offer the best services to every client. They keep the client at the forefront and begin with understanding their style and requirements before working on the design or implementing their décor ideas.
We all love sunlight. What about the UV rays coming with it? We love the heat of the Sun on a chilly morning. But, who does like the Sun heating the home during scorching summer days? We all need to block UV rays and excess heat from the Sun entering our house. And, we don’t have much of options. Among the things that work protecting our house from UV rays and excess heat are solar screens and window tints or films. Here, we are discussing the difference between the two so that you can take an informed decision.
Installation and aesthetics – When you compare the two options on the basis of installation and aesthetics, you will find out something interesting. The solar screens are installed outside the original window. It is installed slightly raised just like the insect screens while the window tints are directly installed to the window. The window tints can be clear, colored, patterned, stained or reflective. You cannot find such varieties in solar screens.
Effectiveness in heat blocking – There’s no doubt that with regards to the effectiveness of heat blocking, the solar screen always wins the race. They are the best, indeed. It is not that window tints are ineffective in blocking heat. They do reflect and block heat but the problem is with their installation. As the tints are installed directly to the window, they slowly transfer the heat to your window panes and as a result, the room starts getting hot. The solar screens are installed outside and hence do not transfers heat to the windows. If you live in a place like Austin where you have sunny days for a major part of the year, you should better go with Austin solar screens.
Cleaning – One of the important things we consider while installing anything into our house is the cleaning procedure. As the window tints are installed to the window you do not need to worry much about its cleaning process. You can simply clean it as you are cleaning your window. There isn’t any special procedure for cleaning solar screens either but as they are outside you need to get outside for cleaning it.
Cost-effectiveness – The cost of the solar screens and window tints can differ from place to place and seller to seller. But, an average estimation tells that solar screens are more cost-effective as compared to tinted windows. Professional installation of the window tints too is somewhat expensive than solar screens. In addition to this, the solar screens are allowed government rebates at many places. If you live in an area where government grants rebate on solar screens you might find it more affordable than window tints.
In a nutshell, we can say that solar screens and window tints both have their shares of pros and cons. But, when you compare them on the two important grounds of efficiency and cost, you’ll find solar screens more beneficial for your home.
Long dark nights and winter months can cause a lack of light in our homes. However, instead of hibernating during this time of the year, we have found some of the best ways to allow more light to enter into your home.
Our guide will help you the homeowner to improve your home to allow more natural light to enter. Now you and your home can embrace natural light and at the same time brighten up your home.
Install Large Windows with Big Glass Panes.
Installing or having brand new windows fitted with large glass panes can allow more natural light to enter your home. However, in some cases, curtains can block a lot of light entering from your windows. Try changing up the curtains for vertical blinds. Vertical blinds can adjust to allow more light in. Furthermore, new windows installed into your home bring more natural light but can be host to a wide range of other benefits. These benefits include some of the following.
Change the appearance of your property.
Keeps the cold out and the warmth in.
Allows more light to enter your home.
Composite Doors and Rock Doors.
Now you may be thinking, how is it possible for a new door to allow more light to enter my home?. Because composite doors and rock doors are designed and tailored to the customer. This means that you can have a door with a large glass pane also known as a one square composite door or a one square rock door. Doors installed with larger pieces of glass allow more light to enter your home. Furthermore, enhancing the natural light experience. With a wide range of privacy glass and styles of glass, there is plenty of choices to choose from when upgrading or replacing your door. A brand new door will not only let light enter your home but can have a wide range of other benefits these include.
Adds Style & Design to your home.
A wide range of colours.
Reduce heat loss.
Improve energy efficiency.
Reflect The Natural Light Around Your Home
Try using glossy areas around your home to help reflect the natural light. A wide range of things can be used to carry out this job. Things such as glossy tile flooring, mirrors, and picture frames can all help to bounce the light in any room. Furthermore, painting furniture and wooden doors with a high gloss finish can also aid in improving the natural light.
Highlight using Lighting
Indoor lighting can be used inside of your home to highlight key features and interiors. Use indoor lighting wisely, don’t just light up the full room. Try to use the lighting to highlight the key features in certain parts of the room. For example, you could place lighting above some interesting furniture such as a beautiful dining table and chairs, or even your tv stand. Furthermore, why not try using 5amp circuits that allow you to brighten and dim all of your floor lamps and standing lamps. As a result, it will give the homeowner control on the lighting. This beautiful combination will give your room a layered design and look.
Picking a couch is a standout amongst the most muddled purposes of designing a room. Basically in light of the fact that its awesome cost and not smaller size make transforming it isn’t a basic and monetarily suitable organization. That is the reason it is critical to be clear about what we anticipate from that couch, what we will utilize it for and what it’s assessed valuable life will be. It isn’t the same to purchase a couch to put in a year in an understudy level to pick the triplet for the house that we just purchased love birds.
Why to look for leather furniture
Wherever there is a piece of leather furniture, its enveloping aroma and the soft texture that accompanies it produces a feeling of warmth and home impossible to imitate. And that is precisely its most precious quality. Although today global referents propose continuous changes in the different spaces depending on the trend of the moment, visual merchandising affirms that basic elements will always remain in the decoration, like a leather sofa that is used all of life, but it is combined with different objects according to the trend.
The advantages of Fine Leather Furniture
In my opinion, the biggest advantage of leather sofas is cleaning and maintenance, especially if the leather is good. Normally, simply pass a cloth slightly moistened to remove easily the dust and most of the stains. If we see that one is resistant or that is especially dirty, a wipe with moisturizing cream like that of babies will leave it as good as new, even if it is white. A couple of times a year we can protect the leather with a special cream for that purpose.
Fine Leather Furniture is its greater durability. A leather sofa can last for many years “as new”, while a fabric sofa, although we can wash the covers, deteriorates and soils much more quickly. Finally, we must not forget something as important as design and presence. The skin is a noble finish and as such, conveys that nobility to the sofa and this to the room it occupies. The leather is what in the sector is known as a docile and warm material that perfectly combines with others such as wood, iron, steel or natural fibres.
What happens today?
But since today other raw materials are used that imitate it, it is essential to know the characteristics that differentiate it before acquiring a piece of furniture. Garcia explains that “the main thing is to identify that the natural leather has a characteristic smell that is always present, a quality that the synthetic does not have. Opt for the Wellington’s Fine Leather Furniture if you want the best furniture!
With the passage of time, the habits of people will change. They will always find a new and innovative way to consume their products. Now people are drinking various beverages with an innovative style which will distinguish them from others. So, for this purpose, the manufacturers of those products also are taking care of their styles and produces products according to their tastes.
The environment of the eating and drinking is also counted. The most important drinking is the Coffee. The people are using coffee just for their relaxation. They wanted to active their mind during their working. So, they drink coffee to feel relaxed during their working hours. The coffee tables also have an important during the drinking of Coffee, especially at home. The various types of material are being used for the making of coffee tables since last a few decades. The most important type is the Glass Coffee Table.
The glass coffee table is usually made of glass. This is especially designed to take place it in front of the Sofa-set at home. This is also being used for coffee as well as the support of your books, magazines, digests and other decoration pieces. Sometimes in the situation of parties the plates of food and the excess things can be placed on it. The usual place of the coffee table is the sitting or living room. It has various types and prices. The table made of wood also has the cabinets and drawer to store your things in it. But there will be no storage facility in glass coffee tables.
The glass coffee tables have no storage facility, but these have a luxurious look. This is quite attractive as compared to those tables which are making with some other material. There are various features of the glass table for coffee like these are attractive from their designing point of view. You can easily move them from one place to another. You can remove their glass as well as the bottom panel of its legs. It has various types you can found them in rounded shape or rectangular form. Sometimes these can be found with the wood structure with a fixed mirror in it.
Furniture in Fashion is the name of quality providing furniture within the UK. If you are looking for the best glass coffee table, then you are at the right place. We have a complete range of glass coffee tables in different sizes as per your desires. Moreover, if you wanted to design it with your desires then we are also capable of doing so. The best thing is that we have a free home delivery service on your order. Just in no time, we will provide this coffee table at your home place without any charges. If you wanted our services, then contact us, and we will respond you as soon as possible.
There is nothing better than a good ol’ barbecue. Bring together good friends, good food, and a strong fire, and you have yourself a delicious celebration of the upcoming spring and summer months. The joy of barbecuing is not only that it is a wonderful experience, but it can also be done anywhere – in your garden, in the park, or even on your balcony!
The only problem with a barbecue is the task of scrubbing the grill. Burnt fat will often be caked on along with all types of grime from unknown origins – it can take a while to get the barbecue back into a good shape. Fortunately, we have some top tips on how to make your BBQ sparkle even after you have cooked a whole lamb or pig!
1. Coffee And Grime
The first tip is to brew some coffee, and not the expensive stuff just some cheap no-name brand. Pour it into the sink and allow the grill (with utensils) to soak in the coffee mixture. You will probably need several liters for this, but it is worth the work. After an hour or so, give the barbecue a quick scrub and hose down using hot water – the grime should fall away.
How does this work? The acid in the coffee is what helps loosen up any caked on grease and residue sticking to the BBQ.
2. Onions For The Win!
Divide an onion into two halves and then stick it with a fork or some prongs onto the hot grill. Remember, the side placed on the grill should be the moist half of the onion. If the grill is a typical barbecue and the meat is not too intensive, this should do the job effectively!
3. Aluminum Foil
Are there no onions available? Then try spraying vinegar on the grill plate. After doing this and once you can breathe in the area again, use a ball of aluminum foil to remove all dirt from the BBQ.
4. Natural Cleaning
Take one tablespoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of vinegar, and mix this with a liter of hot water; then give the grill a soak in the solution for an hour or two. After a good soak, the grime and filth should fall off the grill when cleaning as normal.
5. Sterilize The Cutting Board – BONUS TIP
A bonus tip to cleaning a barbecue is to sterilize your cutting board. According to connectcleaners.com.au you can do this by rubbing lemon and salt on any tainted areas where raw meat is being prepared and there is the chance of bacteria spreading. It is, however, essential that the salt and lemon is wiped off as you do not want it to ruin any nice marble work surfaces.
6. No More Smoky House Clothing
Are you tired of tainted clothing and drapes after having a barbecue? Try leaving a sponge soaked in vinegar in these areas to reduce the problem. This will help combat any invasive smells, such as fat and smoke from the barbecue. If this does not work, try diluting some vinegar into the water and spray the affected areas. The vinegar should absorb the smell and assist in removing fat.
7. Removing Rust
Do you have an iron barbecue? Try giving it a speedy wipe over using olive oil after cleaning it. This will stop any rust on the BBQ and keep it looking good.
8. Steam It Off
Filling a shallow tin with boiling hot water and sticking it in a lit barbecue will help steam away any dirt.
As normal human beings, we’re always looking for better options for cleaning our stuff, homes and offices. Often we get confused in selecting from a pressure washer or a steam cleaner. Having a good knowledge will help us out from getting rid of this predicament. In this article the difference between a pressure washer and steam cleaner is presented nicely so that all sorts of people understand easily.
Pressure Washer: A pressure washer is a machine that converts normal water into pressurized water that comes through a spray gun with immense speed. This water hits the dirt and dust removing them.
Steam Cleaner: A steam cleaner is also a machine that uses very little water to create steam which comes through a hose and hits the dirt. This steam makes the dirt weak and the suction system takes it and accumulates in one place.
Usage of Water: Specially, in the city areas we face the problem of water shortage. Compared to a pressure washer, a steam cleaner uses less water which is made into a vapor. Pressure washing machine uses a lot of water that sweeps the dirt and dust properly. Some machines use hot water as well which are very effective in cleaning oil or grease stain properly. To reduce the wastage of water a steam cleaner is very useful.
Coverage Area: If you think of cleaning a wide area a pressure washer will be the best. Steam cleaner takes a long time to clean and you will be tired cleaning a large surface. The process of this machine is very slow. You also need to keep the machine close to the dirt. A pressure washer cleans quickly; so, it takes less time to clean a wide surface. The pressurized water can reach to a higher place such as the outer top of your house. Standing at a distance you can clean hard-to-reach areas.
Working Sphere: Steam cleaner is good for smooth and flat surfaces, for instance, floor, kitchen, room, etc. On a concrete surface such as bricks, patio, driveway, etc. it doesn’t work properly as the steam doesn’t reach to the corners. Pressure washer is good for a lot of stuffs, patio, car, roof, house outings, fences and many others. So if you have a variety of things to clean, this machine is best for you. Your needs to be cleaned stuffs will give you idea which one should you choose.
Proper Cleaning: Steam makes the tough dirt, oil and grease stain weak and fragile that cleans a surface better using a very little water. Thus, to clean with a steam cleaner it needs a lot of time. On the other hand a pressure washer cleans things faster than steam cleaner though; it cannot make your cleaning as fine as a steam cleaner. To clean the corners of your house the pencil jet of pressure washer is best.
Portability: As we need to take our cleaning machines from one place to another we should always think about their manoeuvrability. A pressure washer is compared to heavier than a steam cleaner. Most of the pressure washing machines have two wheels attached with them but the small steam cleaners don’t have them. You might have to spend a little more money and buy a better machine to get wheeled one.
After discussing all the details it’s difficult to say which one is better. It’s you who has to decide which one will be better for your cleaning purpose. If you think about cleaning multiple stuffs it will be wise to choose a pressure washer. Pressure washer reviews will help you find the best product. If you think about cleaning few things in a small area you can actually buy a steam cleaner.