- Reduce that Pressure Part #1
Reduce that Pressure Part #1
Without pressure, most power and manual pest control sprayers won't work. The problem is too much pressure, which has a number of negative impacts, including decreased sprayer life.
The pressure isn't magically increased by a pressure fairy. Pest control technicians turn up the pressure to finish their jobs faster. Here are some of the consequences of running a power sprayer at higher pressures:
- igher operating pressure reduces the life of pump, hoses, fittings, o-rings, seals, gaskets, etc.
- Chemical spills will be larger and more serious when a component bursts at higher (rather than lower) pressure
- Higher pressure can also affect spray droplet size, which can cause unintended consequences such as spray drift. Can you say “lawsuit”?