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June 16, 2017

Using A Pressure Washer To Clean Your Vehicle

Filed under: Pressure Washer Tips — AR Blue Clean @ 12:17 pm

AR Blue Clean teamed up with Minnesota’s top automotive detailer Joey Casper to create video on using a pressure washer to clean your car.

Joey’s Mobile Detailing works on some of the nicest cars in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul area. We asked him to use our brand new AR2N1 electric pressure washer to show you the right way to clean any vehicle from start to finish.

If you would like to purchase the AR2N1 pressure washer in this video, it’s available in our online store here.

May 29, 2017

Introducing The New AR Blue Clean AR2N1

Filed under: Pressure Washers — AR Blue Clean @ 12:38 pm

We are excited to be introducing the new AR Blue Clean AR2N1 electric pressure washer. With patented design, this is the most versatile unit available. Use it from the mobile cart or remove it and carry it anywhere where with a garden hose and power supply.

Cleaning power comes from 2,050 PSI. Use any of the 5 supplied cleaning attachments, variable turbo nozzle wand, Soap – Black, 0° Red, 15° Yellow and 25° Green quick change pro style nozzles. The box also comes with pressure washer gun, pressure washer wand, 20 ft. high pressure hose, 14 oz. detergent tank and extension lance

If you would like to purchase the AR2N1 pressure washer complete with 1-year bumper to bumper warranty, it’s available in our online store here.

February 10, 2017

AR Blue Clean Interview With Kyle Notch

Filed under: Pressure Washer Tips — AR Blue Clean @ 12:10 pm

work phone 2182014 italy 291This month’s interview features Kyle Notch. Kyle is the president of AR North America overseeing the AR Blue Clean Brand. He has been with the company since it was founded in 1998 working in the warehouse.  Working his way up through the company, he has worked in every part of the company at some point.

Kyle is currently serving as the Vice President of CETA (Cleaning Equipment & Trade Association). In his free time shows up to events in a lifelike replica of a Batman costume he acquired.

Having created one of the most successful consumer electric pressure washers ever sold in the AR383 we like to think Kyle has more knowledge on electric pressue washers than any other person alive.

What are the most important factors a consumer should look at in a search for an electric pressure washer?

As a guy I always want the most powerful tool available. For pressure washing that does not always make sense.   Start by really thinking about the cleaning projects you need the tool for.  Electric pressure washers are perfect for house siding, decks, patios, driveways, garage floors and vehicle cleaning (cars, trucks, RVs and ATVS).  The electric pressure washer was created for these common cleaning tasks  because not everyone wants the gas engine noise, maintenance and storage that comes with a much larger gas pressure washer.

Electric vs gas. When should a consumer purchase an electric pressure washer instead of a gas?

First, because you don’t always need over 2,000 PSI to do the job. It’s common to hear stories about people using the gas and damaging wood surfaces like decks and siding. Most any pressure washer will clean whatever you can throw at it. Higher PSI represents allow a quicker time. Most gas washers have a small gas engine. These require more maintenance, gas, oil, flushes and etc. Electric pressure washers don’t require gas, oil are smaller, lighter weight.  In some cases they may take more time, but you will spend less time in maintenance over the life of your pressure washer.

Why should consumers look at AR Blue Clean over competitors?

Annovi Reverberi has a 59 year history of making high pressure pumps and related cleaning equipment. An engineering tradition of Italian design that represents the best understanding of high pressure components . We design all our pressure washers end to end with that experience, No other brand is just pressure washers. We don’t sell chainsaws, lawn mowers or any other outdoor tools. It’s all we do. It’s why AR Blue Clean has become the test choice for Ace Hardware, Do It Best, True Value, Rural King and many other retail stores. They know their customers can count on AR Blue Clean products and customer services.

What are the most popular uses for an electric pressure washer?

I first want to mention that our electric pressure washers are designed to be easy to use. Pull it out of the box connect the power and water, hoses and start cleaning.  The most popular uses are cleaning around the house. Specifically, house siding, decks, patios, outdoor furniture, cars and so much more.

What else should people consider after purchasing an electric pressure washer?

Extended hose for hard to reach spots, extending the reach and ability to clean.  If you are cleaning patios, driveways, garages I would tell you to get a floor cleaner.  That will cut your cleaning time down significantly while maximizing cleaning.  Don’t forget extra nozzles, a gutter cleaner, and detergent.

When people buy any electric pressure washer what is the one thing they most overlook?

Using it frequently.  The worst thing for a pressure washer is not using it. Using it lubricates the seals. It’s built to process water. If you go for more than 4 months without using it, we would recommend running pump saver through the system.  The seals need to protected and using pump saver and etc.  Absolutely don’t store it in below freezing temperatures without having done this minimum maintenance.

What is the future or electric pressure washers?

The pressure washer tool can be a critical tool in maintaining one’s property as people look to water conservation. In general our electric pressure washers use 80% water than a garden hose. I think about this as I watch people using garden hose to clean a sidewalk or storefront. They could use an electric pressure washer to do a better job using less time and water.  As an industry, we need to all get the word out electric pressure washers are a great tool for anyone with outdoor cleaning projects.

Thank you Kyle!

If you have any questions or thoughts don’t hesitate to  contact us or leave a comment below.

July 19, 2016

Customer Success Story July

Filed under: Pressure Washer Tips — AR Blue Clean @ 3:23 pm

We wanted to share another electric pressure washer success customer success story for July.  When Jacob contacted us he needed a pressure washer with enough cleaning power for outdoor cleaning tasks.  Based on his cleaning needs we recommended the Blue Clean AR383 .

Jacob used the AR383 and sent us a quick email to show us how the AR383 made is deck look new again.  You can see from the photos below his deck had that tired, old gray look.  After using the AR383 electric pressure washer it looks new again.

deck before after pressure washing

“I had a lot of fun with it this weekend. Worked like a champ! Photos are attached of the project.”
~ Jacob

Just like Jacob send us your AR Blue Clean success story and you may be eligible for a free bottle of your choice of Universal, Car, Motorcycle or Boat concentrated pressure washer detergent. Specially formulated to provide the best results in your cleaning efforts.

Until next time… Happy cleaning!

 

June 22, 2016

Bob Vila Website Awards AR383 Electric Pressure Washer

Filed under: Awards — AR Blue Clean @ 12:07 pm
AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer
AR Blue Clean AR383 Electric Pressure Washer

We are excited to share that Bob Vila’s website “Bob Vila – Home Improvement, Home Repair And Home Renovation” recently recommended the AR Blue Clean AR383 as it’s electric pressure washer for “smaller cleaning projects.” If you are like us, you gained an appreciation for home improvement projects watching Bob’s PBS show “This Old House.” We are honored “the most trusted name in home improvement, home renovation, home repair, and DIY” recognized the AR Blue Clean AR383 has been our best selling unit for the last 7 years.

We are honored “the most trusted name in home improvement, home renovation, home repair, and DIY” recognized the AR Blue Clean AR383 our best selling unit for the last 7 years.  It the perfect unit for cleaning jobs around the house with 1,900 PSI, professional-style pressure washer gun, 2 different pressure washer wands, 20 foot high pressure hose, 14 oz. detergent bottle and 2 high pressure quick change wands with pressure washer turbo and variable nozzles.

“One of the most popular models on Amazon, this electric option has earned a four-star rating through more than 2,700 user reviews. It’s environmentally conscious, too, delivering an 80 percent water savings over an average garden hose. ”

Read more by visiting “Buyer’s Guide: Pressure Washers”
bobvila.com/articles/best-pressure-washer/

or

Buy find “Where to buy AR Blue Clean

March 2, 2016

AR Blue Clean At The National Hardware Show

Filed under: News — AR Blue Clean @ 3:27 pm

AR Blue Clean At The National Hardware Show

AR North America is excited to return with AR Blue Clean to the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, May 4th – May 6th 2016 .  The AR Blue Clean line is designed and manufactured by Annovi Reverberi based in Italy with 50 plus years of high pressure pump building experience.  AR North America distributes and services to North America customers.

The AR Blue Clean electric pressure washers and accessories are industry leading. The AR390ss was recently noted by Consumer Reports as one of the their top electric pressure washers in their 2016 tests.

Come see our 3 lines (B-Line, E-Line and newest S-Line) at booth #6246 or contact us now to learn more.  We would love to show you why we are the first choice when quality matters.

November 18, 2015

Winterize Your Electric Power Washer

Filed under: AR Blue Clean,Pressure Washers,Safety — AR Blue Clean @ 1:10 pm

With temperatures dipping lower and lower it’s time to think about properly storing your power washer for the winter.

By taking a little time out of your day to winterize you’ll be saving your machine from the potential damage of cold temperatures.

Getting rid of residue

The first step to winterizing your power washer is getting rid of any remaining detergent that might have built up in the hoses and pumps of the machine.

You can do this by running hot water through your machine and breaking up any build up. Either pour hot water into your detergent tank or use the detergent hose to siphon hot water from a different source.

Next you’ll want to run your pressure washer for about a minute on low pressure. This will help flush out any remaining residue.

Flushing out the water

When the cold sets in the last thing you want is for any remaining water inside your power washer to freeze. This can potentially damage your pump as the ice expands

First remove the garden hose (after turning it off) from your power washer. Then hold down the trigger of the lance to depressurize it.

Next you’ll want to remove the lance and hose from your power washer to be able to get the rest of the water still in the machine to come out.

With your power washer still plugged in, turn it on and gently rock it back and forth for 5 to 10 seconds. If there is any remaining water it should come out during this process.

Storage

Even though you’ve gone through the steps to winterize your power washer there is always a chance that freezing temperatures can freeze/crystallize the moisture inside.

Best practice is to store your power washer in an area that doesn’t get below 40 degrees. That means no detached garages, sheds, etc.

Take care of any last minute chores before it’s time to put away your power washer for the winter.

June 29, 2015

Cleaning For A 4th Of July Party

Filed under: AR Blue Clean — AR Blue Clean @ 11:26 am

4th of July Party Prep

What’s better than throwing some burgers and hot dogs on the grill to celebrate the 4th of July with family and friends? Throwing some burgers and hot dogs on the grill that’s been cleaned spotless with an AR Blue Clean pressure washer, that’s what.

The first step for throwing the 4th of July party of the year is to get your patio and grill looking spotless.

Man Grilling on Patio

Pressure Washing Your Patio

You might not realize it, but patio surfaces often have a caked on layer of grime, which can cause discoloration. While your patio may look “okay” after giving it a good sweeping, now is the time to take it to the next level.

Blast away the dirt and grime with AR Blue Clean pressure washers and pressure washer accessories.

For a task like cleaning your patio, we recommend using a machine like the AR383SS. This model has 1900 PSI worth of power, making it a perfect choice for residential uses that require a machine light enough to carry with ease, but also deliver a spray capable of eliminating years grime build-up.

Stone and concrete are common surfaces for patios and need to be handled carefully, otherwise you might end up damaging the surface.

First: Rinse your patio in order to prep the surface. Rinsing creates a protective layer that helps to prevent your detergent from getting into the pores on your patio.

Second: Use a detergent with a low-pressure stream and let it sit for five-to-ten minutes.

Third: Rinse the detergent off with a mid-to-low pressure nozzle, but make sure not to hold the nozzle too close because it could damage the surface.

Pressure washing machines are powerful, so it’s best to air on the side of caution when picking the intensity-level of your stream. High-pressure nozzles can leave streaks by cutting into the surface of the concrete and stone.

Recommended Accessory:

Patio Cleaner with Chemical Bottle

If you’re looking to take your cleaning experience even further, what you need is our special Patio Cleaner with Chemical Bottle accessory for your pressure washer. This Patio Cleaner can help clean surfaces up-to 15 times faster than a standard wand on its own.

AR Blue Clean Patio Cleaner with Chemical BottleAR383SS Pressure Washer | AR Blue Clean

Cleaning Your Grill With A Pressure Washer

Repeated use, scorching hot temperatures, charred grease and fat; those are some of the factors can lead to a dirty grill.

Cleaning a Dirty Grill

No worries though, it’s nothing an AR Blue Clean pressure washer can’t handle.

And believe us….we’ve tried it!

First: Take off any propane tanks and natural gas lines that may be connected. Also, make sure that there isn’t anything electric plugged in nearby. You’ll be using a much more powerful nozzle for your grill, so some spray back is a strong possibility.

Second: If you want to make your life a lot easier, you should use degreaser and let it sit for five minutes. Then try going after the easy-to-remove surface build-up with a mid-range power nozzle. The 45 degree nozzle should do the trick.

Third: It’s time to switch to the more powerful nozzle to really blast away the grease and grime. This is where the Turbo Nozzle Lance comes in. Remember to not hold the nozzle too close to the grill since water at very high-pressure can even scratch metal.Goggles are recommended.

Cleaning Grill with Pressure Washer

Fourth: Once the grill is free of build-up, give it a once over with the nozzle to ensure it’s spotless. Make sure you let the grill dry off completely before using it next.

Recommended Accessory:

Pressure Washer Brush Kit

If time is of the essence, we suggest adding our pressure washer Brush Kit to help speed things up. This kit comes with Utility and Gear Driven Rotary Brush accessories, as well as five different adapters that make it compatible with different pressure washer brands. The perfect pressure washer accessory for scrubbing grills and other objects that require a deep clean.

AR Blue Clean Brush Kit

Now you’re finally ready to host a 4th of July party to remember! Don’t forget to crack open some ice-cold drinks and enjoy the Independence Day fireworks!

4th of July Fireworks

June 19, 2015

Get Your Dad the Gift He Doesn’t Know He Needs

Filed under: AR Blue Clean — AR Blue Clean @ 4:40 pm

There’s that someone in your life that has had your back all of these years. It’s time to show that person some appreciation.

Father’s Day is here so let’s get your dad a gift he’ll actually like.

Owning a power washer is about making life easier for yourself by letting you fly through household tasks and take care of the things you love.

Does your dad meticulously take care of his toys whether it be a motorcycle, car, or boat? One of our power washers, with PSI ranging from 1450 to 2000, will cut through any kind of grime and filth. Your dad can get back to doing the things he loves quicker than ever.

You could get him started with one of our two most popular models, the AR240 and AR112S. Having PSIs of 1,750 and 1,500 respectively, these pressure washers are more than capable of handling anything your dad can throw at them.

AR Blue Clean AR240 Pressure WasherAR Blue Clean AR11s Pressure Washer

If you want to go that extra mile, our most popular accessories would add a nice touch to make his power washing experience that much easier.

The Patio Cleaner and Universal Replacement Kit are the “go to” accessories for our customers.

Your dad won’t have to worry about damaging the patio or being stuck power wash-less with the various replacement parts including: a standard gun, high pressure hose, detergent bottle, turbo nozzle lance, and vari-spray nozzle.

Hope you have a happy Father’s Day!

May 12, 2015

A Pressure Washer for Every Price Point

Filed under: AR Blue Clean — AR Blue Clean @ 3:35 pm

A Pressure Washer for Every Price Point | AR Blue Clean Blog

So you’ve decided to finally buy a pressure washer. I knew you’d come around. They always do.

The only thing left to do is to pick one of our electric pressure washers that matches your budget and needs. Do you need power, efficiency, or affordability? Maybe a little of everything? We have you covered.

The Most Affordable

If you’re budget is tight, look no further than the AR118. This is the most affordable pressure washer we have sitting at a wallet-friendly $99.00.
AR Blue Clean AR118 1500 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.com
It has a more than capable PSI of 1500 with a GPM (gallons per minute) of 1.58. Even at our cheapest price of entry you’ll be getting the Total Stop System and Triplex Plunger pump with axial wobble plate that our higher end models offer.

The Most Popular

A tiny bit more expensive, but the most popular of our pressure washers. The AR112 and the redesigned AR112S (from our new S line) are both priced at a still reasonable $119.00. AR112 boasts a higher PSI of 1600 at a GPM of 1.58 and is the complete package while still staying affordable.
AR Blue Clean AR112 1600 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.comAR Blue Clean AR112S 1500 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.com
The AR112S has a lower PSI of 1500 but the newly redesigned body and upgraded motor makes this pressure washer more efficient with a GPM of 1.4. The S line models are durable, streamlined, and equipped with added body storage for your convenience.

Moving up the Ladder

Let’s jump past of few of our in-between models and look at the AR240 and AR240S. Both pressure washers are priced at $169.00 and follow the same pattern as the previous tier.
AR Blue Clean AR240 1750 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.comAR Blue Clean AR240S 1700 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.com
The AR240 is slightly more powerful than the AR240S with a PSI of 1750 and 1700 respectively. Once again you’ll see the added features and upgrades to the S line’s AR240S, which comes with a more efficient GPM of 1.4 compared to the former’s 1.5.

Top of the Line

If you’re willing to pay more you’re going to get more. This is the AR390SS.
AR Blue Clean AR390SS 2000 PSI Pressure Washer from www.arblueclean.com
That’s right, we added an extra S. We went there.

Packing a powerful 2000 PSI at a 1.4 GPM the AR390SS is built for the toughest jobs and can handle the stress of frequent use.

With the AR390SS you’ll also… You know what? Never mind. Just forget I ever mentioned it. Seriously.

It’s too much pressure washer for you. Well, if you’re up for the challenge I won’t stop you. You’ve been warned.

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