Category: CLEAN Tips

Three APW operating tips to avoid a foam party on your floor

Using more detergent and the correct temperature in APWs equals less foam Having an Automatic Parts Washer unexpectedly foam up all over the floor doesn’t make for a great day. It makes for extra work and more downtime, not to mention damage to the machine. Proper operation is the key to avoiding annoying foam. There… Read more »

Add Repairing Hoses to Your “Bad Idea” List

Replace it, don’t repair it – stay safe and save more by replacing damaged pressure washer hoses Using leaky, cracked, or frayed pressure washer hoses can cause danger and lead to serious injury. While patching or attempting to repair a busted hose might be tempting, replacing it is safer and more affordable than you might… Read more »

No Clogging Around: Biodiesel Gunks Up Power Washers

Using biodiesel can be a dangerous and costly mistake for your pressure washer  Biodiesel is an environmentally-friendly, renewal fuel source used in a variety of diesel engines. But, it’s not friendly to pressure washers. While you think you’re doing something to help the planet, you’re actually damaging your equipment and causing more harm – to… Read more »

STEAM Can Save You Time, Money, and Headaches

The gentle power of steam will get it clean Steam clenaing has come a long way since its beginning 150 years ago. Originally used as a cleaning solution to remove grease, oil, and grime from truck engines, machinery, and railways, the power of steam has evolved into a revolutionary cleaning option.   The Benefits of a Steam… Read more »

Should you steam it- or blast it clean?

Deciding between a steam cleaner and a pressure washer? Steam cleaners and pressure washers are technically built for the same purpose (to clean surfaces), but there are key differences in how they work – and when you should use them. The simplest definitions are that steam cleaners use vapor or steam to get surfaces clean,… Read more »

Always pay attention to your pressure gauge

Your pressure gauge is one of the most important features on your pressure washer. The pressure gauge acts as a window into the performance of your machine and will alert you to problems before they become catastrophic. But the problem is, many things can impact the pressure and, therefore, the performance.  So how do you… Read more »

Clean, sanitize, or disinfect?

What’s the difference between clean, sanitize and disinfect? Most people use the words “clean, disinfect and sanitize” as if they are the same thing.  In fact, some cleaning product commercials blend them together, further confusing the issue.  But the fact is they are very different and should not be used interchangeably. Knowing the differences is… Read more »

Troubleshooting Pressure Washer Problems

Tip: Troubleshooting Pressure Washer Problems As technology becomes more prevalent, troubleshooting is unfortunately something everyone does all too often. Being able to troubleshoot problems with your wash system — either before they happen or while they are still minor — can simplify your life by saving you time and money. Here are a few of… Read more »

Let’s Clean Up 6th Street

Bob Schultz of Hotsy Carlson Equipment conducts a training session for the employees of Austin Downtown Alliance. We modified the Hotsy model 555SS pressure washer to fit their needs specifically.  Downtown Alliance employees are charged with cleaning and maintaining Austin’s popular entertainment area, 6th Street.  As you may guess, that is one dirty job! The company needed a better… Read more »