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Maintenance of a Pressure Washer

Fact Checked By Daniel Wood | Post Updated On: April 29, 2023

When you buy a pressure washer, you must keep in mind that you have to take care of your device as it is going to take care of your cleaning business. If you maintain and store pressure washer properly, it will give you good performance for a long time. Otherwise, you might have to repair it now and then. There are some key things that decide the safety of your machine. If you know about them beforehand, it helps you increase your knowledge, and you can easily maintain your machine properly. Here we tried to assist you by providing the pressure washer maintenance procedures for the two kinds of residential pressure washers.

pressure washer maintenance

Gas Pressure Washer: The main thing of a gas pressure washer is its fuel. You need to keep your fuel tank filled to run the machine smoothly and change the fuel of its engine time to time. The oil in the engine gets dark when it cannot be used anymore; you should change it. If you do not understand when to change then, you can just change the oil after every 50 working hours. You can just keep track of your uses and change it. Check the pump of your device whether it is functioning properly or not. Find out if there is any problem with the connections. If the connections are loose, it will not give you the best performance.

When you go to store your gas pressure washer for a long time you need to empty the oil tank and keep it in a dry corner of your store room. Sometime the users of gas pressure washer who stay in cold places find the problem with their machine. Because of too much cold, the fuel gets frozen, and sometime it breaks the fuel tank. In this kind of situation, you should use oil defroster liquid or keep the fuel tank empty all the time.

Electric Pressure Washer: While using an electric pressure washer you need to take a much care as electricity can be very dangerous. Make sure that you are using a power cord with GFCI protection. This kind of cable actually gives you safety on a little-wet ground. Make sure the connection point doesn’t come into contact with any kind of liquid such as water, oil, etc. While using keep your device away from the connection point. Keep your children away from the power cord and the device. Find out the problems in your spray gun. Attach the nozzles firmly so that it doesn’t come off while spraying.

Before keeping it in the store room, remove the power cord and all the hoses from all the points. You need to check your device time to time if it is working properly for long time storage. You need to keep your device in a cool and dry place if you are planning not to use it for a long time. Remember the machine should not be in contact with water while stored as it might damage your entire device or parts.

There are many more things that you need to keep in mind. Keep all the components of your device in the storage provided on top of your device so that you can easily find them when you are in a hurry. If the tire of your device is punctured, you might find difficulty carrying it from one place to another. If you are staying in a place where the temperature goes to the freezing point, you must take out the oil from your device. While using your machine put on all the gears that you should wear such as gloves, glasses, sound protectors, etc. We want you to stay safe and your device to give you uninterrupted service for a long period of time.

About Daniel Wood

Daniel has completed his graduation mechanical engineering from a reputed university in US. He worked as a technical engineer in a pressure washer manufacturing plant for four years. He has a great passion for mechanical devices and has opened a workshop where he does research on various machines in his leisure time. His high interest in technology made him an expert in commercial and residential pressure washers.

3 thoughts on “Maintenance of a Pressure Washer”

  1. Thank you for mentioning how you need to keep your pressure washer in a cool and dry place when storing it. I can understand that taking the time to know how to properly store your pressure washer can help you avoid damaging it and make sure it can perform its job properly. Personally, I would want to make sure I find someone that can repairs machines like mine before I buy it so I can get it repaired as soon as I can when having problems with using it to wash my house.

  2. More informative than other sites. Even i am dealing with same. Getting some useful suggestion from here all-time.


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