With temperatures getting a lot colder and dropping below freezing, now is the time to prepare your pressure washer for storage. This will help to keep it working efficiently and keep it in excellent condition.
Here are some simple steps to follow to ensure it is ready for storage.
1 - Clean out old soap and debris
To begin, use warm water to fill your detergent tank or use your suction tube to suck warm water into the system. This will ensure that there is no soap scum or old debris left inside the pressure washer.
2 - Dismantle
Start by removing the lance and hose, draining them completely so there is no water left inside. Hold the hose in an upright position allowing all water to drain out and then neatly coil it up.
3 - Blast out any residue
Turn the pressure washer on for 10 - 15 seconds to completely drain any water, if there is any water left inside it could potentially freeze, cracking the inner workings of the machine causing it to fail. This typically isn't covered under warranty so this point is vital.
4 - Storage
You are now ready to store your pressure washer! Choose a warm environment for your pressure washer in temperatures above freezing. This will ensure that there is no risk of damage in case there is some water residue left.
5 - Maintenance and servicing
And of course, don't forget to schedule your regular pressure washer servicing. Having your pressure washer professionally maintained can add years onto the life of your equipment and avoid unnecessary down time in the New Year when it's back in heavy use.
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