Most of these practices take very little time and cost very little to do! It’s time and money well spent when it comes to maintaining your pressure washing equipment.
- COLD WATER RINSE after using the burner. Turn off the burner switch, and run cold water until the water feels cool to the touch, takes 1-3 minutes.
- Change ENGINE OIL every 3-6 months or every 50-100 hours. Engines vary so refer to the owners manual.
- Change PUMP OIL annually at minimum or every 300 hours, whichever comes first. Use 30W – NON DETERGENT.
- Only use DETERGENTS APPROVED to run through pressure washing equipment; failure to do so could damage the pump and coil – both costly to fix.
Check HOSES, NOZZLES and WANDS for wear daily and replace as needed.
- Replace O-RINGS or stop leaks quickly to save life on the pump un-loader.
- Stick with ONE TYPE OF FUEL – diesel or kerosene to fire the burner. Should see a clear vapor over the coil; no white or black smoke should be visible.
- Training, TRAINING, training. Make sure operators understand equipment and proper maintenance procedures.
- Do NOT let WATER FREEZE anywhere in the unit, it will ruin the machine. (Be prepared to Winterize Your Pressure Washer)
- Do NOT leave the PUMP IN BYPASS longer than 3-5 minutes. When walking away from the machine a good rule of thumb is to turn it off!