Tips to Maintain Your Pressure Washer
While pressure washers are engineered to get the job done, they’re nothing without regular maintenance. And, frankly, there are several routine tasks that you can do yourself to make sure your pressure washer is always running smoothly. Regular maintenance can save you time and money by avoiding more serious issues that will result in costly repairs.
Here are a few DIY pressure washer maintenance tips to keep in mind:
change the oil
lubricate your pressure washer parts often
One of the keys to ensuring longevity with a pressure washer is to constantly add lubrication.
Whether it’s the extension wand, the spray gun, or the hose itself, you’ll want to add any sort of lubricating oil that you have to these parts, in order to prevent wear-and-tear over time.
clean the cleaning machine
With such high-pressured water, it’s no surprise when debris or dirt gets inside of the pressure washer itself—this is all too common. But you don’t want this sediment to build up, and ultimately crack the machine. So, after every spray, do your due diligence to clean up all of the parts.
check the o-ring
check the power
evaluate the cooling vents
flush out the excess detergent
de-pressurize your pressure after each use
After Each Use:
- If you used soap be sure to run the water through the hose to remove any remaining soap.
- Next, detach the hose and drain any remaking water from the hose and nozzle.
- Store your pressure washer in a clean dry place out of the way.
- Use a tarp or sheet to cover it and protect it from dust and other dirt.
when in doubt, bring in the professionals
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