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4 benefits of an automatic parts washer

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If you work in the automotive, manufacturing, transportation or oil industry, you know challenging it can be to remove grease, oil and grime from metal parts. Many cleaning methods use harsh and toxic solvents. However, more businesses are choosing automatic parts washers because of their many advantages. Here are four benefits of using an automatic parts washer.

1. You’ll save money

The most significant advantage to investing in an automatic parts washer is cost savings. A parts washer frees up time for employees to do other tasks, thereby improving productivity. Without the need for harsh solvents and chemicals, you’ll also pay less for cleaning supplies and wastewater disposal.

An automatic parts washer also cleans your parts more quickly, so you use less energy and get more parts clean faster.

2. Your workspace will be safer

Many solvent-based cleaning methods contain N-propyl bromide (nPB), trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (Perc) and methylene chloride (MeCl). These harsh chemicals release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air, which can induce headaches, dizziness, respiratory ailments and trigger allergy symptoms. Besides making your employees sick, they’re also highly flammable.

An automatic parts washer combines highly pressurized and heated water with alkaline detergents that aren’t flammable and don’t release chemicals into the workplace environment, reducing the number of employee sick days.

3. Your parts will be cleaner

Automatic parts washers effectively remove oil and grease from metal parts. The combination of high-pressure hot water and detergent lifts and blasts away oily residue from surfaces instead of just moving it around. Additionally, manufacturers have developed parts washers that shoot water jets at different planes and angles to ensure that every nook and cranny is spotless. You don’t have to waste time manually washing difficult-to-clean parts.

4. Your business will be greener

An automatic parts washer is gentler on the environment than solvent-based cleaning methods. The detergents don’t require special disposal, and you can reuse your wastewater with a  water recycling and wash water treatment system. Moreover, a parts washer uses less water than other cleaning methods, helping to reduce your environmental impact.

Automatic parts washer service and repair in Western Canada

At Hotsy Water Blast, we carry high-quality front-load and top-load automatic parts washers made by Storm King. We can custom-build an in-plant pressure washer system to suit your specific business needs. We also provide pressure washer parts and accessories and mobile pressure washer repair services. To schedule an on-site visit by one of our technicians, contact us today.