Whilst we might secretly be keeping our fingers crossed for a white Christmas this year, winter weather can spell bad news for pressure washers. From frozen water and machinery, to unprotected gun-hoses and wash-lances, a compromised pressure washer can mean expensive downtime for your business and result in costly repairs.
So, as we all wind down and finish up for the festive season, it’s important that you give your equipment a little TLC and make sure it’s safely stored away over the holidays. By taking care of your pressure washer, this will go a long way in prolonging its life span and ensure that it continues to perform to the highest standard.
As pressure washer equipment manufacturers, as well as industry experts and consultants, we can advise you on the best steps to take to look after your pressure washer during winter, including exactly what not to do.
Contact us today to talk through your individual requirements in detail or check out our handy checklist below, on what not to do with your pressure washer over the holidays, to help maximise your results in 2022.
Don’t Leave the Doors Open
If you are using your pressure washer over the holidays, always make sure the panel lids and doors are closed and that you aren’t washing directly on top of it. Ensuring your unit is tightly fastened can help to prevent water ingress and frost damage, both of which can result in a costly repair bill.
Don’t Turn the Electricity Off
It’s vital that you keep the electricity on, as by turning this off, this will stop your frost protection from working, without which, you may experience frozen pipes, that are not only expensive to fix but can also put your pressure washer out of use for several days. This is why at Rhinowash, all of our machines have automatic frost protection to save you costly frost damage to your hoses and lances.
Don’t Leave It Outside
We would always recommend keeping your pressure washer in a warm dry environment, as this will prevent any damage from frost. By stowing it away safely, this will also lower the risk of theft and keep your equipment safe from harm. All Rhinowash pressure washers can be sealed away in insulated and weatherproof enclosures, keeping them safe from even the coldest of temperatures, as well as any accidental damage from mishandling.
Don’t Forget Your Winter Service
Routine servicing and maintenance all year round is vital to pick up and correct any potential faults or issues early on, helping to make sure that you can rely on your wash equipment to provide continuous operation and service to your business throughout the year. However, a service is never more important as we head into the winter months when your equipment is at more risk of damage? Already a Rhinowash customer and don’t have a service and maintenance plan in place? Contact us today for more information.
Don’t Attempt to Fix It Yourself
A pressure washer, for most inexperienced users, is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment. If you do notice any faults or issues with your pressure washer over the holiday season, we would always advise that you leave any maintenance to the experts as by wrongly diagnosing faults or fitting incorrect parts, will only add to your problems and cost you more in the long run.
Don’t Forget Your Checks
Before the winter weather sets in, make sure you check your pump oil, water filter, and fuel filter before you stow away your pressure washer for the holidays, to prevent any nasty surprises in the new year. It’s also vital that you check your water connection is both insulated and isolated, to protect the water from the cold.
Need a cleaning solution that’s right for your business? Get in touch today with our knowledgeable and friendly team who will be happy to discuss your requirements in detail. Call us now on 0333 207 9274.