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Your Guide to Pressure Washer Hose Repairs

If you have been using pressure washers for a considerable amount of time, you are likely to experience a leak in the hose at some point.

As the leading supplier of pressure washers and industrial vacuums across Staffordshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire, Britclean understand the importance of keeping your products functioning for the longest time possible.

Sometimes the issue comes from touching the exhaust on a gas-powered washer with the hose, whereas it could also be old age or even just bad luck.

Pressure Washer Repairs are Different to Garden Hoses

A leak in your pressure washer hose cannot be fixed in the same way as a garden hose. Firstly, the patch won’t last as the high-pressure water will force it loose. Even a small patched leak can lead to a serious injury when it bursts open and the high-pressure water hits your body.

At the very least, you will get soaked and whatever washing task you had planned is not going to get done.

The layers of wire mesh and plastic distribute the water evenly throughout your hose which contains the pressure. Repairing the hose requires each layer to be shaped and repaired correctly or it simply won’t last.

If you feel this is not the best course of action; you can always choose to replace the hose instead.

How Britclean Repair Power Washer Hoses

If you are unfamiliar with the process of repairing a power washer hose, here are the guidelines our team follow to get your pressure washer working as good as new.

1. Switch off the pressure washer, and if it is electrical we will unplug it.
2. Press the hose trigger which releases any water from inside the hose.
3. Discover the leak and dry the area around the leak.
4. We will make a square cut on each side of the leak.
5. The diameter of the hose needs measuring.
6. A compression seal with a gate compression fitting needs creating, with the female repair coupling reverse threaded and spun counterclockwise once fitted onto the hose. We will use an adjustable wrench to tighten it, with the male repair coupling fitting inside the hose tubing with motor oil used to lubricate the tip.
7. The hose will be placed in a vice or we can use two adjustable wrenches which connect and tighten the two pieces.
8. Finally, we will connect the M22 adapter and screw the adapter onto the pressure washer.

Talk to Britclean About Pressure Washer Repairs

If you have any questions about Britclean’s pressure washer repairs service, please contact us now. With over 30 years of industry experience, we also offer repairs on established brands such as Karcher, Ehrle, Numatic and Nilfisk.

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