If you’re a business owner or work for a company that offers commercial pressure washing services, you’ll understand the importance of having the right gear for the job. Using pressure washers or soft washers will mean that you’re going to get wet, especially if you want to be thorough in your job. Working outside with power washers, for an entire day, could leave you wet and uncomfortable, making your job more difficult than it needs to be. With Stormline pressure and soft washing gear, you can stay dry and warm while working.
Investing in the right clothing to work in can offer plenty of rewards. It will ensure you remain dry and comfortable throughout the day, which can in turn increase your productivity. It’ll also make the job easier, with you not having to work with wet clothes weighing you down and causing chafing. Whether you’re offering roof cleaning, gutter cleaning or car cleaning, this gear is perfect for when you’re power washing.
There is a range of different situations you may find yourself in when it would be handy to have professional equipment to carry out your job. Even though soft washing is lower pressure than power washers, it can still be useful to have workwear to protect you whilst you’re doing your job.
What is soft washing?
Soft washing is exactly as it sounds, it’s a softer way of washing surfaces than standard power washers. This is due to a lower pressure of the washer, meaning the power which is produced by the pressure washer is much lower. These types of washers are extremely useful when there is a delicate or fragile surface that needs cleaning and may otherwise be damaged by a standard pressure washer.
Having soft washers can allow professional cleaning companies to offer a wider variety of services. They’re also ideal for treating and safely removing organic matter such as bacteria, fungus and moss. In cases where a power washer would otherwise cause damage, a soft washer can allow for a more measured approach, ensuring cleaning can still be carried out without any damage being caused. There are some roofs that can be damaged by pressure washers, with owners advising to only use soft washers when cleaning them. The soft washers don’t provide enough power to damage the shingles of the roof, whereas power washers could damage them, decreasing the effectiveness of the roof.
Companies that offer window cleaning services can also benefit from soft washing equipment as there may be clients with windows that could potentially be damaged by high pressures. This feeds directly into one of the key benefits of offering soft washing, as it allows companies to offer a wide range of services, with even more cleaning solutions. As a pressure washing company, if you’re not able to offer soft washing services, there may be jobs you won’t be able to complete due to potential damage being caused.
Working with soft washers
Working with soft washers is very similar to working with power washers, besides the surfaces, you’ll be cleaning, the user experience will be predominantly the same. If you have experience working with this equipment, you’ll know that you can spend up to several hours outside and have to face the elements while you complete the job. Not only do you have to face spray back from the pressure washer itself, but you’ll also have to face the elements head-on.
From driveway cleaning to cleaning dirty gutters, there’s no way to avoid harsh weather conditions unless you have the right work gear. If you have workwear that isn’t protective or waterproof, it’s likely that spray from the washer will leave you wet through extremely quickly, making you uncomfortable for the rest of the job. Couple that with a drop in temperature or high winds and you’ll begin to feel the cold. Working outside in wet clothing can lead to hypothermia and make it more difficult to complete the job to a high standard.
By choosing workwear that is waterproof and weather-resistant, you’re able to stay dry and protected from both back spray and harsh weather conditions. If the weather changes and it begins to rain while getting colder, you don’t want that to mean you have to head inside or postpone the job. With workwear that has protective zips, hoods and adjustable sleeves, you can remain dry and warm. Even when reaching or cleaning areas that are above you, if you have adjustable sleeves, which prevent water from running down your arm, you can tackle any job.
The work gear will also be able to protect you against dirt and other substances which may otherwise get on your clothes when washing. Clogged gutters and other dirty surfaces can become quite messy when cleaned. Using the pressure washer nozzle to remove the dirt effectively could mean that you’re left covered in it. With Stormline resistant clothing, any dirt which gets on your clothes can simply be washed off, leaving no lasting trace. This will allow you to continue to work and stay clean at the same time. Our heavy-duty gear is also great for keeping clothes underneath clean if you need to complete a job but also remain presentable, especially if you need to meet customers.
Our top picks for workwear
At Stormline, we offer a wide range of workwear for a wide range of different industries including agriculture, marine and commercial. Working in each of these different areas requires suitable workwear and the same applies to when you’re using pressure or soft washer equipment. To help make finding the right gear easier for you, we’ve got a few top picks that are perfect for use when working with this gear.
Our options include extra heavy-duty, heavy-duty, midweight and midweight safety gear. Depending on the type of work you’ll be carrying out, heavier workwear may be more suitable, or, if you’re working during summer, you may want gear that can keep you protected but also cool at the same time.
Extra Heavy Duty
Crew 654 Foul Weather Heavy Duty Bib and Brace Pants
This bib and brace pants set is perfect for working in wet weather or with pressure washing equipment. It also features knee pads, allowing the wearer to kneel down without suffering pain from concrete surfaces. Whether it’s parking lots, roof surfaces or other areas that you’re working in, having protection for your knees can be extremely helpful.
The brace is also adjustable, making it suitable for a range of different body types. It’s also the perfect size to wear beneath a waterproof jacket which together can create more protection. The bib allows you to protect your torso whilst your arms are still free to move, this can make it much easier to handle washing equipment.
Crew 211 Heavy Duty Foul Weather Jacket
Paired with the heavy-duty bib and brace pants, these two will make for the perfect workwear. This jacket is designed to the highest standards and has been made to withstand the harshest conditions. With adjustable cuffs, you’ll be able to seal gaps around the jacket, preventing as much rain as possible from entering your clothing. The double-welded seams also ensure the jacket is durable and breathable.
This jacket is great for keeping you dry during the day without restricting your movement. It’s also able to keep you warm when working outside, ensuring the weather isn’t an issue for you. The fit of the jacket is also designed to be comfortable, meaning it can be worn for several hours, without causing any discomfort.
Crew 640 PVC Fishing Waterproofs Bib Overalls
These bib and brace overalls are great for wearing when working in wet environments and can be paired with a jacket for additional protection. The straps are adjustable meaning they can be altered to suit the wearer. We aim to make our workwear as comfortable as possible, which means including adjustable straps.
The trousers are made from a single piece of 650 gsm PVC, meaning there are no side seams. This reduces the possibility for wear and tear, increasing the longevity of the gear. The elasticated waist and straps ensure the bib stays in place and is comfortable while being worn.
Crew 255 PVC Fishing Rain Jacket
This jacket is made from 650 gsm PVC meaning that it is 100% waterproof and durable. The material is high strength but also lightweight, ensuring it can be worn for long periods of time without hindering your ability to use your work equipment. The elastic cuffs can also be tightened to the wearer’s wrists to increase protection.
The adjustable hood allows for free movement and can also be tightened for added weather protection. It also features internal pockets which can be used to carry your mobile whilst protecting it from the weather, keeping it dry. The neon on the arms and hood also increase visibility, which is useful when working onsite around others or in darker weather.
Stormtex 248B Midweight PVC Waterproof Workwear Jacket
This workwear jacket is great for workers who require extra strong durable workwear which is lighter than our heavy-duty options. The strong material offers great levels of protection and as a midweight option, it can be comfortably worn with other workwear such as a bib and braces.
Stormtex 669B Midweight PVC Waterproof Workwear Bib and Brace
This bib and brace workwear is made from 550 gsm PVC and is loose-fitting so you’re able to wear layers underneath it whilst still being protected. The ankles can also be adjusted to fit boots, removing any gaps between footwear and the trousers. This is perfect when working with pressure washers as it prevents any spray back from the pressure washer from getting inside your trouser leg.
Stormtex 669Y Midweight PVC Hi-Viz Waterproof Workwear Bib and Brace
This bib and brace is a brilliant option for high visibility workwear. It allows you to be safer on site when working with others or in dark weather conditions. If you’re pressure washing in an area with a lot of moving vehicles, it’s extremely important that drivers can see you and know exactly where you are. This will reduce the chance of accidents occurring and help you stay safer at work.
Stormtex 248EN Class 3 Hi-Viz Waterproof Workwear Jacket
This medium weight workwear jacket is one of our best jackets for visibility. This high-vis colour with reflected materials ensures you can work around machinery, vehicles or other workers with a much higher chance of being seen, which therefore increases your safety.
Just like all of our workwear, this jacket is designed to be durable, long-lasting and comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The high-quality design reduces the impact wear and tear will have on the jacket. The jacket is also loose-fitting, allowing you to move more freely and wear additional gear underneath for extra protection.
Stormtex 669EN ANSI and EN 20471 Class 1 Hi-Viz Waterproof Workwear Bib and Brace
This bib and brace workwear provides good protection whilst ensuring you’re able to remain mobile. As this workwear features high visibility material, it’s a great option for wearing when working in dark conditions. The adjustable strap will ensure the bib is comfortable and it also features an inside pocket, meaning you can keep your mobile phone on your person whilst ensuring it remains dry and protected.
Waterproof workwear at Stormline
One of our main aims at Stormline is to ensure we have satisfied customers and one of the ways we do that is by continually producing high-quality workwear for a range of industries. For those working within the pressure washing industry, waterproof workwear is essential. To discover work gear that is right for you, explore the wide range of products we have available on our website. We also have workwear which is suitable for other industries too, including agriculture, marine and commercial.
If you have any questions about the products we offer or any other queries we could help you with, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on (+64) 3 2187782 or emailing us at [email protected]. We also have a contact form on our website, which will allow you to email us directly.