Is The Turbo Nozzle Over Rated?


What's up, guys? Welcome back to the Lean and Mean Academy, where we focus on achieving big profits with a single truck operation. Today, we're diving into a hot topic: the turbo nozzle. Is it overrated? Before we get into the nitty-gritty, if you're starting your pressure washing business and want to get all the knowledge about the right chemicals, mixing them, cleaning substrates, and most importantly, not damaging customer property, you need to check out the "How to Wash" course. Created by Mike Vidan, Coty Yarborough, Justin Rogers, and myself, this course is packed with essential information that could save you from costly insurance claims.

The Turbo Nozzle Debate

Now, let's talk about the turbo nozzle. For commercial and residential pressure washing, I believe it's an overrated tool. I can't even recall the last time I used a turbo nozzle. It's a zero-degree tip spinning in circles, creating a very high-pressure stream. While it can be satisfying to watch and effective on very hard substrates like graffiti-covered surfaces, it's not practical for everyday use.

The Dangers of Turbo Nozzles

The major issue with turbo nozzles is their potential to cause damage. When used on mortar joints or even some concrete surfaces, they can chip, eat away, and destroy the material. Despite their appeal, especially in videos where their spinning action looks satisfying, the risks often outweigh the benefits. A turbo nozzle is essentially a high-risk tool, and improper use can lead to costly damages and insurance claims.

Appropriate Uses

There are niche applications where a turbo nozzle might be useful, such as removing graffiti from a piece of stone or paint from a ship. However, in residential and commercial pressure washing, these situations are rare. The cost of turbo nozzles can range from $50 to over $1,000, with the higher-end models being more suited for industrial purposes.


If you're considering adding a turbo nozzle to your equipment, keep one on your rig for those rare occasions. However, for day-to-day operations, especially if you have employees, it's best to avoid them to prevent accidental damage.


In summary, while a turbo nozzle has its uses, it is generally an overrated tool for most pressure washing businesses. Instead, focus on the right techniques and chemicals to achieve the best results without risking damage to the property. For more expert advice, tips, and tools, jump into the "How to Wash" course. And don't forget to check out the Southeast Softwash Stainless Steel Nozzle Holder for a reliable and durable addition to your pressure washing gear.

Thanks for tuning in, and I'll see you in the next video!


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