Producing much more power, and much more efficient than a garden hose, pressure washers have quickly become very popular. The powerful stream of water can effortlessly blast away dirt, grime and remove the toughest of stains from any surface. Pressure cleaners are often used around spring or summer and can really make your home sparkle. The cooler months of winter and autumn mean that many homeowners prefer to stay warm, and stay inside, which means their pressure washers are often the last thing on their mind.
To help you protect pressure washer from the harsh of winter and autumn we have decided to write the following article. We understand that it may be summer at the moment but we think its well worth reminding you of the importance of knowing how to store your machine. Please find a list of helpful hints below on how to protect your pressure cleaner:
Protecting Your Engine:
A very important aspect of preparing your equipment for winter is safe guarding the engine. If you don’t intend to use your machine for a period of more than 30 days, we recommend that you drain any fuel from your machine. Unfortunately, after a period of 30 days gasoline can become stale, leading to the failure of components which can require costly repairs. The deterioration of fuels can cause rust, corrosion and vanish to build up. There are products available that can act to protect and prevent deterioration of fuel. You may be able to purchase such a product from your local high pressure cleaning outlet.
Another important step you should take before storing your machine is to remove all water from the pump. For the upmost safety of your pump we recommend using antifreeze. To prevent damage caused by sub-zero temperatures you’ll need to attach a hose to the water inlet and drop the hose into the antifreeze container. You can operate the machine on a low setting until you’ve drawn antifreeze solution into the pump (you’ll know that you’ve done this when the solution is spraying out the end of your gun).
Your machine is now ready to be stored over the winter months. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that your machine is safe from the harsh condition of winter. We recommend keeping your pressure washer in a dry area, away from sunlight such as your garage. We are sure that if you follow these steps your pressure cleaner will start first time every time.
We hope that you’ve found the following article helpful and that you spare a thought for your pressure washer as winter approaches. Should you require any assistance, or further information about our high pressure cleaning, graffiti removal or exterior house washing services please contact our staff on 0431 585 783. We provide all of our services to the Sydney Metropolitan Area. Please feel free to explore other helpful articles on our website. We welcome your comments, and love to provide helpful advice about high pressure cleaning to our blog readers.
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