A pressure washer is a powerful tool that can make cleaning tasks quick and efficient. However, to ensure that your pressure washer continues to perform at its best for many years, proper storage is essential. Here are some tips on how to properly store your pressure washer for long-term use.
Clean your pressure washer: Before storing your pressure washer, make sure to clean it thoroughly. This includes draining any remaining water from the pump and hoses and wiping down any dirt or debris. This will prevent any potential damage or corrosion from forming during storage.
Store fuel and oil properly: If you have a petrol pressure washer, you should store the fuel and oil separately in approved containers. Make sure to label them correctly and keep them away from any sources of heat or flames. This will help prevent any potential accidents or fires.
Winterize your pressure washer: If you live in an area where freezing temperatures are common, you will need to winterize your pressure washer before storing it. This involves removing any remaining water from the pump and hoses, and using antifreeze to protect the pump and engine. Be sure to follow the instructions in your owner's manual for proper winterization.
Store your pressure washer in a dry, protected area: Store your pressure washer in a dry, protected area such as a garage or shed. Avoid leaving it outside exposed to the elements, as this can cause damage to the pump, engine, and other components. Make sure to cover it with a tarp or other protective covering to prevent dust and debris from accumulating.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your pressure washer is stored properly for long-term use. This will help prolong its lifespan and ensure that it performs optimally when you are ready to use it again. For more information on pressure washer maintenance and care, check out our other blog posts or contact Equip2clean about our range of pressure washing equipment and accessories.