How To Maintain Your Pressure Washer

asked 2020-06-16 03:52:05 -0500

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Eventually, all machinery will fail due to wear and tear. If you own a pressure washer, you should know how to take care of it, since this machine also has a tendency to wear out.

Pressure washers that are improperly maintained will usually be less effective as time goes by, and it will not be as safe to use for the worker and the people near it.

If you take care of it properly and maintain it, your pressure washer should continue to function well and last a long time so you will be able to clean efficiently and effectively.

These are several preventative maintenance suggestions that should be followed for your pressure washer.

In the first place, your pressure washer has to be maintained after each use. One method of doing this is to use running water to wash away the chemicals or detergent. Washing away the soap and other chemical substances will avoid pump, motor, and wand corrosion.

Once you have done that, you must turn off the pressure washer. However, the nozzle should remain open to decrease hose pressure. The hose will break eventually if it is subjected to high pressure for long periods of time, even though it is designed to withstand high pressure.

Extra water should be removed from the pump. On gas models, it is necessary to pull the start rope several times. On electric models, it is necessary to turn the switch on and off for a couple of seconds.

Once all the water has been removed from the pump, all the hoses should be disconnected and drained. Doing this will allow the interior of the pressure hose to dry faster, and that will make the hose last longer.

Next, allow the engine or motor of the pressure washer to cool. Once it has cooled, it is ready to be stored. Remember that a pressure washer should be stored in a cool, dry area. It should be kept in a place where it will not be affected by the weather.

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