Will a 12v pump hit 3 stories?


Hello folks, Coty here from Southeast Softwash. Today, we're tackling a common question in the pressure washing industry: Can a 12-volt system really handle big jobs? To answer this, we conducted a live test on a four-story hotel building, demonstrating the capabilities of our Mini Pro Skids.

The Height Test: A Real-World Scenario

We often hear doubts about the effectiveness of 12-volt systems, especially when it comes to handling taller structures. So, we took our Mini Pro Skid to this hotel to see just how high we could go.

Setting the Scene:

The hotel we chose for this test is a typical four-story building. The first floor is marked by a distinct brown section, with the additional three floors rising above.

The Test:

With our 12-volt pump set up, the goal was simple: see if we could reach the top of this building. Standing at six feet tall myself, I positioned the hose to aim at various heights of the building.


As expected, hitting the first and second stories was a breeze. When we aimed for the third story, we successfully reached it without any hassle. However, while we didn't quite make it to the top of the fourth story, we were impressively close – about six to seven feet short.

Debunking Myths: The 12-Volt Reality

This test clearly debunks the myth that 12-volt systems are inadequate for taller buildings. In fact, we've proven that reaching over three stories is not only possible but also quite feasible with a properly configured system.

Key Takeaways:

  • A well-built 12-volt system can effectively clean up to three stories.
  • The right setup and flow are crucial to maximizing the potential of your equipment.
  • While a fourth story might be out of reach, the efficiency for up to three stories is undeniable.

Why Choose a 12-Volt System?

Our Mini Pro Skid is a perfect example of why a 12-volt system is an excellent choice for your pressure washing business:

  • Compact Design: Offers a smaller footprint, making it ideal for businesses with limited space.
  • Versatility: Equipped with both a 12-volt soft wash system and a 5-gallon per minute pressure washer, it's a versatile tool for various cleaning jobs.
  • Cost-Effective: Provides a great balance between affordability and functionality.

Conclusion: A Worthy Investment

If you're looking to get into the pressure washing industry or upgrade your equipment, don't overlook the power of a 12-volt system. As our test shows, it's more than capable of handling significant projects, making it a valuable asset for your business.

Stay tuned for more insights and tips in the world of pressure washing. And remember, if you're interested in a reliable, high-performing 12-volt system, check out our Mini Pro Skids. Until next time, happy washing!

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