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Common Signs Your Pressure Washer Needs Repairing

Here at Britclean, we offer a number of well-known pressure washer brands such as Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk plus our own brand.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our product range, we also understand that sometimes washers will require repairs and maintenance to prolong their life span.

Don’t worry if you’ve never used a pressure washer before, as we have drawn up a handy guide to identifying the most common problems that require repairs or new parts.

Three Pressure Washer Issues We Can Help With

Water Leaking – Water leaking from your pump is one of the most common issues with pressure washers, which is usually caused by either broken seals, loose bolts when the pump is assembled or a broken rubber washer.
For all of these issues, we would recommend contacting Britclean to take a look at your pressure washer to identify the issues and get them fixed in no time.

Electric Pressure Washer Problems – If your machine refuses to start this could be because of a faulty motor or the electric outlet is faulty. During use, if the motor stops running this could be caused by the low voltage which requires checking the voltage in the motor’s specified range.

Oil Leak from the Pump – Oil leaks from the pump are typically caused by loose bolts or fittings which simply need to be checked and tightened. Alternatively, damaged parts such as seals and pistons will have to be disassembled, checked clean and replaced (if required).

Excessive Noise – If your pressure washer is making more noise than usual, this could be because the water intake is blocked, which requires it be checked over, cleaned and replaced, if faulty. A lack of oil in the engine simply requires a checkup and adding a sufficient amount of oil, whereas if there is not enough oil in the pump this will require a more thorough disassembly and an oil check.

Industrial Pressure Washer Repairs from Britclean

With over 30 years of industry experience, Britclean is the only choice for industrial pressure washer repairs. Our team of specialists have the knowledge and equipment to get your machine back up and running again as soon as possible.

We are based in Staffordshire but our services stretch to the nearby counties such as Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire. So if you are having issues with your pressure washer, please get in touch today and we can arrange an appointment.

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Understanding Accessories for Pressure Washers

The majority of pressure washers come equipped with standard equipment such as a hose, gun and lance, but there are plenty of accessories available at Britclean that make your cleaning tasking more efficient.

For our latest blog, we are going to share more information about our range of pressure washer accessories.

Take Your Pick of Pressure Washer Accessories

Here are just a handful of our accessories and how they will benefit your pressure washer –

Low-Pressure Nozzles – Typically used in twin lances in order to allow a chemical injector to operate, with most having a 1/4 BSP thread, although other threads are available on request.
High-Pressure Nozzles – The most common nozzles we supply are 1/4 thread with a 15-degree fan pattern, but others are available on request.
Electric Motors for Pressure Washers – Britclean offer a large range of replacement electric motors for brands such as Karcher, Nilfisk, Alto, Kranzle, Edge, Lavor, Mac, Cleanwell and Dirt Driver. We will be able to give you a price based on your model number, although sometimes we may need to see your machine to provide an accurate quote.
Foam Injectors and Lances – Foam injectors make a big difference to a chemical application, creating a foam which clings to the surface which is being cleaned for much longer and improves cleaning results. As with any attachment, it’s vital to get the correct injector and lance size for your machine and they should be used with a foaming chemical to achieve great results.
High-Pressure Hose – High-pressure hoses come in many lengths, diameters, pressure ratings and even colours. We stock the most common hoses and adapters to get your back up and running quickly and most importantly all our hoses are premium quality and built to last.

Got any Questions? Get in Touch

If you have any questions about any of our pressure washer accessories, please contact us today.
We also supply renowned brands of pressure washers such as Nilfisk, Ehrle, Karcher, Interpump Group plus machines manufactured in-house at our premises in Staffordshire.

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Winter Maintenance of Karcher Pressure Washers

The British winter brings dark mornings and evenings plus heavy frost, but using a Karcher pressure washer can help to keep your yard clean.

Here at Britclean, we offer a host of well-known brands such as Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk, Interpump plus our own brand of pressure washers.

In our latest blog, we are going to share some storage tips for your pressure washer, to make sure it can be used all year round.

Winterising your Pressure Washer

We are going to focus on essential areas to keep your pressure washer protected from colder conditions


With freezing temperatures at night during the winter, you can’t just pack your pressure washer away and have it spent weeks or months in a shed. You will need to carry out some maintenance tasks so that when it comes to using it again it is working properly.

Four Essential Steps

Flush – Firstly, fill your detergent tank with warm water and if you have a suction tube place it into a warm bottle of water and turn on the pressure washer. This will remove any residual soap and helps to clean the inside of the equipment.
Disconnect – Start disconnecting parts of the pressure washer, removing the lance and hose and drain any water left inside. For the hose, you may be required to drain any leftover water out then coil it up ready for storage.
Power Up – Now power up the pressure washer again, but without the hose and lance connected. This will help to remove the remaining water in the system. Turning it on and rocking the pressure washer gently will ensure all water is blasted out. Do this for 10-15 seconds then turn it off.
Storage – Once all the parts have been removed and water is drained out, you can unplug and coil all hose and power leads up ready for storage. We would recommend keeping your pressure washer in your house, business premises or garage to prevent winter damage from the cold. Not following these steps, can cause cracks to internal pipes or damage to the seals.

Outside Taps

Once your pressure washer is stored away you will need to look at your outside tap. Remember an outside tap can freeze and could burst or cause pipe damage. This can be prevented by using an outside tap jacket which helps to insulate the tap and prevent the cold and frost from freezing it.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch

If you would like to know about Britclean’s range of Karcher pressure washers, please contact us today. Don’t forget we work with clients across Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.

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Getting to Know Interpump Industrial Pressure Washers

Interpump industrial pressure washers are just one of the leading brands, that we supply here at Britclean UK.
Interpump Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional high-pressure piston pumps as well as supplying a range of industrial pressure washers.

Established in 1977 by Fulvio Montipo, the company quickly adopted the use of innovative materials, which led to them becoming one of the leaders in the market.
At the start of the 1990s, the business started to develop outside the piston pump sector, leading to the acquisition of other companies who produce industrial cleaning machines and electric motors.

The Interpump Industrial Pressure Washers We Offer

Britclean offers three different Interpump products and here we are going to tell you all about them –
Quicky – This small and compact machine guarantees a great performance, with its pump equipped with ceramic pistons for extended durability. The Quicky also comes with an 8-metre high-pressure hose, gun, lance and chemical injector. Accessories include turbo nozzles, extension hoses and brush heads.
TSX 12/100 – The TSX 12/100 model is a favourite with forecourt valeters because it offers a value for money product. The motor and pump are 1450rpm which increases its lifespan and means the machine will suck its own water from a container if required. The TSX 12/100 is available in manual and automatic versions, with accessories such as a hose reel, extension hoses, turbo nozzles, extending lances, foam injectors and lances plus sandblasting kits, low-pressure injectors, detergents and rotary floor cleaners.
TSX 15/150 – The TSX 15/150 machine is another great money-saving product that’s also popular with forecourt valeters. Much the same as the TSX 12/100, it’s motor and pump are 1450rpm which increases its lifespan and can suck its own water from a container, if necessary. The TSX 15/150 has the same accessories as the TSX 12/100 model and is available in manual and automatic versions.

Want to Know More? Get in Touch

If you would like to know more about any of Britclean’s Interpump industrial pressure washers, please contact us today.
Britclean also offers a number of leading brands of industrial and commercial pressure washers, including Karcher, Ehrle, Nilfisk plus our own brand available for hire or to purchase.

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The Essential Guide to Pressure Washing Your Car

While Britclean’s range of pressure washers are commonly used in commercial and industrial environments, they can also be used for domestic tasks like cleaning your car.

We offer the best brands of pressure washers such as Karcher, Ehrle and Nilfisk; all available for hire or purchase plus our very own brand.
In our latest blog, we are going to give you a 9 step guide to effectively pressure washing your vehicle.

Nine Steps to a Sparkling Car

1. Check your wash brush is clean and in good condition; and suitable for cleaning your car.
2. Use a multitask pressure washer that can distribute detergent as well as water.
3. Consider where you are parking to make sure your pressure washer cord can reach the plug socket.
4. Use the correct detergent that’s suited to the pressure washer and cleaning your car.
5. Don’t be afraid to change your detergent if you feel you aren’t getting the results you desire.
6. Wear closed-toe shoes just in case you accidentally spray your feet.
7. Make sure all of your car doors and windows are closed before you start spraying.
8. Rinse the brushes and sponges you use regularly and thoroughly; this will prevent any grit your brush has picked up from going across your paintwork.
9. Polish your car with a microfiber cloth once it is clean for a magnificent showroom shine.

Britclean boasts over 40 years of experience and has become renowned as the leading pressure washer suppliers across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and Derbyshire.

Find Out More About Our Pressure Washers

Safety comes first at Britclean, which is why we offer training to use all of our pressure washers to all customers.
If you would like to know more about our range of commercial and industrial pressure washers, please contact us today.

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Keep Your Tractors Moving with Pressure Washers from Britclean

With the cost of new tractors and machinery increasing all the time, maintain your current vehicle, especially during winter could save you plenty of money.
Here at Britclean, we specialise in pressure washers for hire or purchase, which are the ideal solution to keeping your tractors looking shiny.

Regularly cleaning your kit can make inspection much easier whilst improving biosecurity and oozes professionalism. For those who rely on sign-writing to promote their business, having clean kit makes all the information easier to identify and ultimately more appealing.

Five Steps of Cleaning your Tractor

Investing in a high-quality pressure washer is a worthwhile investment for anyone working in agriculture, as it makes light work of the worst muck and dirt accumulated on your vehicle.
Here are five essential steps to making your tractor look brand new –

1. Rinse down – Firstly rinse off the dirt using your industrial pressure washer, plus if you choose a rainy day the dirt will be softened and easier to remove.
2. Cleaning Agent -Now add some snow foam to all areas of your vehicle and thoroughly wash down using your pressure washer.
3. Clear Your Cab Out – Cabs are notorious for hosting dust and grime. This will require a vacuuming then using an all-purpose cleaning solution to use on mats, plastic surfaces, control switches and levers. Then you can add gloss with an interior polish.
4. Touch Up Work – Add a protective finish to surfaces such as windows, mirrors, lights and even mudguards and fuel tanks to prevent a faded appearance
5. Protective Finish – Repeated treatment will help maintain your paintwork and a good topcoat top of sealer will lessen the impact of UV rays which can make exterior finishes fade over time.

Need a Pressure Washer? Get in Touch!

So if you need a pressure washer to help maintain all of your agricultural vehicles, contact Britclean today and we can tell you all about our range of products.

We work with customers right across Staffordshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire and Shropshire stocking well-known brands such as Karcher, Ehrle and Nilfisk.

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Seasonal Specials on Industrial Pressure Washers

The Christmas period is nearly upon us, and Britclean has decided to start the season of goodwill early with a special offer throughout November.
With every industrial pressure washers purchased during November, we will give you a free 10-metre extension hose!

How Does Hose Length Affect My Pressure Washer?

You may be wondering how the length of your hose affects the amount of water pressure that comes out of your spray gun, but we will explain this in due course.
The longer the hose is, the less the water pressure is going to be at the end of it but remember this only applies to a certain length of hose.

Therefore, in theory, there are only about 5 pounds per square inch of pressure lost for every 100 feet of your pressure washer hose, which will affect you more the longer your hose is.
An industrial pressure washer can produce around 2,500 PSU, meaning you would need a hose of over 16km in length in order for the water pressure coming out of it to be close to 0 PSI. This isn’t a real big issue to worry about, as your pressure washer is never going to be long enough for this to be a substantial problem.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Pressure Washer Hose

Before you purchase a pressure washer, here are a couple of factors to consider –

PSI Rating – This is perhaps the most important thing to look out for when buying a pressure washer hose as you will need a hose that can handle the amount of pressure your washer produces without bursting.
Material – Some materials are better than others for pressure washer hoses, so be sure to take a look at what the hose is made of. Also, keep in mind the difference between hoses for hot or cold pressure washing.

Britclean – The Home of Industrial Pressure Washer

If you are looking for an industrial pressure washer for your premises, look no further than Britclean.
We offer a wide range of well-known brands, including Karcher, Nilfisk and Ehrle, just to name a few. If you’d like to know more about any of our products, please get in touch today.

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The Advantages of Hot Water Pressure Washers for Cleaning

Where cleaning is required on a commercial and industrial scale, hot water and high pressure hold the most benefits. The most difficult dirt can be blasted away to leave equipment and buildings cleaned to a high standard.

Reasons to use hot water pressure washers include:

  1. The higher temperature of the water means that less pressure is needed.
  2. Hot water often requires less detergent in the cleaning process which has environmental benefits.
  3. Cleaning with hot water is more efficient and saves time. Karcher claim that this can deliver time savings of up to 35% more efficiency. Depending upon the type of dirt this can be up to 50% more efficient.
  4. High temperature cleaning with water and steam dislodge and emulsify difficult materials like grease and oil.
  5. In situations where hygiene is an important factor, such as the food industry, hot water kills more bacteria and cleans deeper.

Hot Water Pressure Washers for Sale and Hire

Industrial pressure washers come in many variations so finding the right one for you is more a matter of matching the hot water pressure washers to the type of work you need one for. Portable and powerful equipment can be bought or hired for occasional use across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and the Shropshire areas. We also offer long term solutions for automotive businesses, farms and agriculture, and the food industry to name a few. Efficient cleaning power ultimately saves time and resources so that wherever you are and whatever your uses, Britclean has the machines for you. Where this type of process is a regular feature of your working day we have permanent high flow stationary units also.

Choose Britclean for Hot Water Pressure Washers

Britclean are the leading supplier of hot water pressure washers to the Midlands and North West of England. From our location in Stoke on Trent we offer a broad range of pressure washer options for sale and for hire. We build our own and supply famous brands like Karcher, Nilfisk, Ehrle and more. How can we help you? Please contact us today.

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Saving Money with Commercial Pressure Washer Hire in Derbyshire

Using a commercial pressure washer brand such as Nilfisk, Karcher or Ehrle is a great money saver when cleaning your outdoor space.
Commercial pressure washer hire in Derbyshire and the surrounding counties are one of the services we offer here at Britclean.
In our latest blog, we are going to share five ways that pressure washers will save you money in your garden.

5 Items You Can Clean Using a Commercial Pressure Washer

It may feel like the easy option to throw away something that has got dirty outside over a long period of time. Our range of commercial pressure washers can help the following items be returned to their former glories with one wash –

Outdoor Cushions – Outdoor cushions can get buggy and grubby from time to time but with a quick spray of your pressure washer it will remove any accumulated green gunge and instantly brighten colours. We would also advise testing on a small area of the cushion with the lowest setting first, so it doesn’t rip the fabric.
Plastic Play Equipment – Summer is here, and the kids will definitely want to play outside more on their plastic play equipment such as slides. They can get pretty dirty in a short amount of time, but pressure washers get into all the nooks and crannies that a regular hose cannot.
Outdoor Rugs – If you’ve got a social space in your back garden, perhaps on decking, then outdoor rugs help to make this area cosier. Rugs do suffer from trapped moisture which helps them to accumulate dirt quickly. Start this task on a sunny day (if possible) and you can leave your rugs out to dry in the sunshine.
Plastic Furniture – Stacking chairs and tables can be transformed into like-new condition within a few minutes using your commercial pressure washer.
Wooden Furniture – Wood is a soft and porous material so start cleaning on your pressure washers lowest setting then inspect the wood in case it requires sanding. We mentioned earlier about decking; which is also easily cleaned using a pressure washer.

Whatever you choose to clean with your commercial pressure washer please take all the necessary safety precautions and always start with its lowest setting.

Over 40 Years of Experience with Commercial Pressure Washer Hire in Derbyshire

Britclean began trading way back in 1978 and since then has grown to become the leading providers of commercial pressure washer hire in Derbyshire.
As a family run business with a real workshop, real stores and real vans on the road delivering our range of industrial vacuums and pressure washers we also offer a repair service for all our products.

If your requirements change Britclean also offer a wide range of accessories such as longer hoses and different lances.

Commercial Pressure Washer Hire in Derbyshire from Britclean

If you would like to know more about any of our products or services, please contact us today.

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Choosing Between Hot and Cold Karcher Pressure Washers

Hot and cold Karcher Pressure Washers from Britclean have a set of unique qualities that will make them the only cleaning solution for your workplace.
Karcher pressure washers are renowned for their exceptional cleaning power and quality which is why they are so popular in the commercial and industrial sectors.
In our latest blog, we are going to discuss the differences between hot and cold Karcher pressure washers.

The Difference Between Hot and Cold Karcher Pressure Washer

Karcher is one of the most renowned brands in floorcare, so here’s what you can expect from their range of hot and cold pressure washers:

Hot Pressure Washers
• Quick results and shorter drying times – Hot water quickly loosens and dissolves dirt, solidified oils and fats saving up to 35% of cleaning time. Cost-effective and economical, they ensure surfaces cleansed using hot water can be used sooner after.
• Germ-reduction without cleaning agents – Cleaning with hot water significantly reduces the presence of germs without using disinfectants which helps to protect the environment saving money and resources.
• Protecting Surfaces – You will achieve the same cleaning effect and protect sensitive surfaces by cleaning using a lower working pressure setting.

Cold Pressure Washers –
• Maximum mobility – Ideal for cleaning jobs where transportation is essential, cold pressure washers are compact with an ergonomic design.
• Complete Independence – Karcher petrol or diesel-powered pressure washers can be used without water or power supplies. Enabling you to directly suction water from lake or water bowsers makes them ideal for use in agriculture, construction or the public sector.

Get the Most out of Your Karcher Pressure Washer

Britclean has been working with the leading brands in floorcare for over 40 years providing Karcher pressure washers for purchase or hire.
If you would like to know more about our full range of pressure washers including models from Nilfisk and Ehrle please get in touch today.