Owning a pressure washer can be a huge and amazing step towards keeping your home, car, and lawn clean and dirt free. It is a wise investment for anyone that owns their own home or even has a yard, porch, or car they would like to clean themselves.
Paying for a car wash or cleaning your steps or porch can get expensive, time consuming, and require energy and time you may or may not have to spare. Having a pressure washer can help with that, and bring the power of cleaning into your own hands.
Preventative maintenance methods can help increase the life of your pressure washer. While pressure washers are hardy machines meant to last you many years, without proper care their lifespan can shorten immensely, and you would simply be throwing your money down the drain. Making sure you take proper care of your pressure washer can keep it ready to use at a moments notice and lasting for many years to come without
Making sure you take proper care of your pressure washer can keep it ready to use at a moments notice and lasting for many years to come without need for repairs or replacement. This can save you money and time and keep your pressure washer working great in the meantime.
How To Perform Simple Pressure Washer Maintenance
There are some simple steps you can take before and after each use to ensure that your pressure washer lasts you the longest time without breaking.
These steps will help you prevent many of the common problems that happen with regular use of your pressure washer, and while they may take a few minutes to do, the time you spend will pay off with your pressure washer rewarding you with many years of service without a big issue occurring that could cost you hundreds in replacement or repair.
The first type of preventative pressure washer maintenance you can do is before each use. Before using your pressure washer, always check the oil and tire levels. If your oil is too low, top it off or replace it with a manufacturer’s recommended oil, and if the tire pressure is too low, fill them up between 15 and 25 psi.
Also make sure to check the filters and screens and clean or replace if they are dirty or clogged, to make sure that they don’t cause a blockage. Also make sure to inspect the hoses and couplings for any damage, holes or if they need to be replaced.
The second type of preventative pressure washer maintenance you can perform is after each use. Always make sure to flush the cleaning detergent from the system to reduce the risk of a buildup, and to release the pressure that builds up in the hoses. There are instructions in your manual on how to do this, and if you follow the instructions, it can reduce the risk of any pressure buildup that could damage your washer for future use.
Final Thoughts About Pressure Washer Maintenance
There are instructions in your manual on how to do this, and if you follow the instructions, it can reduce the risk of any pressure buildup that could damage your washer for future use.
Most pressure washers are built to last, but improper care and lazy routine before and after use can shorten their lifespan immensely. As always, contact us if you have any questions regarding your pressure washer maintenance.