The Damages of Salt

Are you aware of the hidden menace that is attacking the inside and outside of your buses and fleet vehicles? The “salt age” is dawning in North America, and road salts are creating an epidemic corrosion problem for America’s transit systems. The U.S. Federal Highway Administration released a two-year study on the direct costs of […]

The Harmful Effects of Road salts

In order to maintain open highways and increase highway safety, the northern tier of the United States has used salt (sodium chloride) for years to combat ice, snow and sleet. Over the last decade, many state highway departments have switched to the more effective calcium chloride (CaCl2) and magnesium chloride (MgCl2) deicers because they provide […]

More tips on choosing a nozzle



Determine the nozzle size by the pressure washer’s gallons per minute (GPM) and specific pounds per square inch (PSI).  If the nozzle size is too small, your equipment can be damaged.  If the nozzle size is too large, cleaning ability is compromised.  Nozzle fan degree does not effect nozzle size selection. Select the nozzle degree […]

Choosing a nozzle for your pressure washer

When selecting nozzle tips, use caution. Many of the discount brands do not allow the water to spray over the entire width of your impact. The better brands will have the same impact at the ends as they do close to the center. You work more efficiently. That’s smarter, not harder. Another aspect of quality […]

Hotsy Website

Here at Hotsy Minnesota, we are always striving to offer the highest in customer service.  Whether it’s our technicians in the field, or Marie at the City Desk we want to give our customers the best experience possible.  That’s why we have a website to make it easy to order accessories for your Pressure Washer.  […]

How often should you replace your pressure washer nozzles?

How often should I change the Nozzle on my Pressure Washer? That is a good question with a not-so-easy answer. ‘You should replace it when it is worn’ is the easy answer. But how long do they last? Most operators have an attitude of ‘If it ain’t broken, why fix it?’, but what they don’t […]

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The Hazard of Leaky Hoses



In the high-pressure washer industry, proper hose care and maintenance is not only essential for full service life, it is also necessary to ensure the safety of any washer operator. A hose blowout doesn’t just mean an extra mess to clean up or a new hose to buy.  During a blowout, high-pressure water, in many […]

Creative use of pressure washer creates ‘reverse graffiti’ art

Pressure Washer ART | Tensid UK ­ Creative use of pressure washer creates ‘reverse graffiti’ art. A new term is emerging, ‘reverse graffiti’.  Here is an approved art installment featuring the pressure washing technique, with beautiful results. Artists were commissioned by De Invasie and STUK Arts Centre in Belgium to create designs on concrete walls, […]

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How to use a pressure washer to remove ice dams

Here is a step-by-step process summary for using a pressure washer to remove an ice dam: Identify where the ice dams are. Shovel the roof as required to expose the ice dam. We typically shovel the entire side of a roof, not just the lower portions. This usually minimizes the likelihood of ice dams reoccurring […]