A Simple Guide to Cleaning Calcium Buildup in Your Pressure Washer
Impacts of Calcium Buildup
1.) Allow the washer's heat coil to cool down completely after every session. When hard water becomes hot, it forms precipitates which cause more buildup in your machine. If you don't allow the washer's burner to properly cool down, the formation of calcium scale will accelerate, increasing its wear and tear. Make sure you also flush out the debris from your washer using cold water to reduce the deposits left in the pump. Don't forget to check the machine's manual on the proper way to cool down the machine.
2.) Use water softeners. The main cause of calcium buildup is hard water, and if you can avoid using it, your pressure washer will be safe. If you only have access to hard water, you should use water softeners to eliminate magnesium and calcium from hard water, reducing the scale buildup. They also save you money in the long run by reducing the amount of detergent needed to achieve a better finish.