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Taking Care of your Pressure Washer

Research has shown around two fifths of UK citizens spend more time cleaning and performing home DIY during the Christmas period than at any other time of the year. 

We could assume from this that household products are arguably in the best shape they can be at the start of the year, however, what if there is not much attention paid to the care of the pressure washer? 

Luckily, you can look to your local supplier of commercial pressure washers from Staffordshire and Cheshire to give you a few pointers on how to keep your pressure washer looking spick and span in 2022 and beyond.

Before you use your Pressure Washer

First thing is first. Before you start using your washer, you will want to do all the necessary checks and identify anything that might cause a problem. 

Before you even start using your washer you will want to check the fluid levels, the spray and gun and inspect the detergent system. After this you will want to prepare the garden hose. After this, you should be good to go.

Day to Day Maintenance

Getting into a daily or even weekly routine is a great way of looking after your pressure washer. As well as drastically prolonging the life of your washer, it can also massively improve it’s performance. Some ways to do this is by: 

  • Cleaning out your washer after every use- It might go without saying but flushing your washer out after every use is a fantastic way to keep your washer in great condition.
  • Make sure to replace O- Rings when they have seen better days- You might want to consider checking and potentially replacing your O-Rings on a regular or semi-regular basis, you can do this even before the ring has fully degraded. Your washer has multiple O-Rings which are put under immense stress, if these O-Rings start to degrade, they can eventually lead to catastrophic pump failure. 
  • Stabilise your Fuel- If you intend to to not use your washer for a longer period of time, usually anything over a month, you might want to consider adding stabilisers to your gas tank. This is especially true for gasoline models as if you don’t, gasoline can form deposits that can clog up and lead to overheating. 

After Use & Storage

After you have used your pressure washer there are a few techniques you can implement to help give your washer a new lease on life. One of the most important ways you can keep your washer in great condition is by storing it in the correct way.  

Storing your washer for longer periods of time, especially over the winter can prove very problematic. One way you can ensure your washer is ready for the next cleaning project is identifying a place you can store it where there are limited options for accidents. Somewhere dry indoors and away from any other potentially mechanical hazards. 

You will also want to ensure you perform regular maintenance checks, don’t just leave the washer unattended for long periods of time. In the winter months, you might want to use antifreeze or pump lubricants on the seals and pistons, this protects against freezing and damage from mineral deposits. 

Finally, you might want to consider covering your washer with a cover which will not hold moisture. 

Pressure Washer Repair 

Even if you have followed all of our instructions, you might run into problems from time to time. In this case, you might need your washer to be repaired by an expert.

Luckily, at Britclean, we offer commercial pressure washers repair in Staffordshire and surrounding areas. Our experts have many years of experience and all the relevant equipment to repair your washer. If we can’t repair your washer, we will order the replacement parts and provide you with an alternative washer until yours is fixed. 

Whilst we are on the topic of repairs, we also offer commercial vacuum repairs in Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire. 

Contact Us

If you have any other questions regarding your pressure washer or even your vacuum, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our team of experts will be more than happy to help. 







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