Cleaning tips for the construction industry
A regular part of maintaining construction equipment is washing it on a daily basis. Here are a few tips to help you effectively remove dirt, mud, sand, grease, grime and more from construction equipment and worksites.
Protect expensive equipment
In addition to affecting the appearance of your equipment, a buildup of dirt, sand and grime generates excessive friction and heat among the moving parts. This shortens the lifespan of equipment and results in more frequent breakdowns. A pressure washer can be used to blast away dirt and debris from every nook and cranny of your equipment with a high-pressure, high-temperature water stream.
If you have tall equipment with hard-to-reach surfaces, Hotsy offers pressure washer attachments that allow you to clean large machines from top to bottom. The Telescoping Lance allows you to adjust the wand and extend it by 12, 18 or 24 feet, depending on the model. Additionally, the X-Jet Long Range Nozzle allows you to clean surfaces up to 40 feet away.
Reduce cleaning time
Washing equipment by hand is very time-consuming, especially if you want to do a good job. If you use a pressure washer, however, the process becomes extremely efficient.
If you want to further reduce your cleaning time, Hotsy offers a range of attachments to facilitate washing. For example, the Foam Cannon allows you to apply a thick layer of detergent to the surface, thereby increasing the product’s efficiency. And with the Turbo Nozzle, you can blast away dirt more forcefully with a high-intensity, rotating water stream.
A hot water pressure washer also facilitates site cleanup. At the end of a project, you can save a lot of time by using a pressure washer to remove dust and debris, clean windows, prep walls for painting and more. To make this final cleanup even easier, consider a flat surface cleaner or a Hotsy Water Broom. These pressure washer attachments allow you to efficiently clean large, flat surfaces.
Clean on the go
Construction companies tend to favour gas pressure washers (rather than electric units) because they’re easy to transport around large or multi-level construction sites and between multiple sites. In addition, a gasoline pressure washer can be truck-mounted or trailer mounted and equipped with oversized hoses and reels if you need to clean at a distance.
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