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How well do you maintain your pressure washer?

 Hotsy  Monday, December 18, 2017

Your Hotsy Water Blast pressure washer is an investment. Not only is it an asset itself, it helps maintain your other assets. It keeps your other heavy machinery in working order, preventing unnecessary financial losses from depreciation. Maintaining your investments means keeping your Hotsy Water Blast in proper working order. It should have consistent PSI and have a smoothly running motor. Keeping it in top form will also prolong your pressure washer’s life. Besides purely financial concerns, having a well-maintained machine will help ensure that it’s used safely. Hotsy Water Blast cleaners are powerful machines and can cause a lot of damage if they malfunction due to improper maintenance.

Pressure washer in Calgary

What maintenance should I be doing on my pressure washer?

The water moving through your pressure washer is moving incredibly fast, so some wear and tear on the machine itself is inevitable. If your water is hard, this deterioration will unfortunately happen even faster. Be sure to read your owner’s manual before using your pressure washer so you know about the unique features and requirements of your model. When it comes to maintaining your pressure washer, however, the basics are simple:

  • Check your motor and screen filters for any leaks, dents or cuts. This should be done before and after each use of your pressure washer.
  • Check fuel and oil levels regularly.
  • After each use, be sure to run water through your system to flush any leftover detergent.

Following even these simple steps will greatly improve your machine’s performance.

That’s pretty easy, but how can I check for more complicated problems?

Besides regular maintenance, there are other parts of your pressure washer that should be regularly inspected to be sure everything is working as it should. Be sure, for example, to follow these simple tips:

  • Change your oil after every 50 hours of use.
  • Your screen filters and spray gun and nozzle will also need to be checked regularly and occasionally changed or repaired.
  • Pro tip: always change your oil in your engine and water pump at the same time so you don’t forget one of them.

One way to be sure that your machine is properly taken care of is through our Maintenance Inspection Program. With this program an expert will regularly inspect your machine with our thorough 50-point examination. Our scheduled maintenance program includes:

  • Replacing the standard spray nozzle
  • Replacing micro-switches
  • Changing out the pump oil
  • Adjusting all belts and grease

If any serious problems occur with your pressure washer, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately at any of our nine locations. Vancouver area in British Columbia. Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie in Alberta. Estevan in Saskatchewan. Bismarck and Williston in North Dakota.