- Stabilize the Gasoline
It’s important to add Fuel Stabilizer to the fuel tank to make sure the gas doesn’t clog the fuel lines during storage. Add the stabilizer according to the manufacturer’s directions. Run the engine for 2 minutes to circulate the stabilizer throughout the fuel system, then shut it down.
- Flush Out Remaining Water
Some pressure washers come equipped with a Schrader style air valve, the use of any standard air compressor or tank can be utilized to essentially blow the water out of the pump and heater coils, remove the nozzle from the end of the gun to make this process go faster. All water and leftover detergent must be flushed from the system before blowing air through the system. Place the detergent injection tube of your pressure washer into a bucket of clean water. Run on a low-pressure setting for a minute or two, then turn off the engine and water supply.
Squeeze the trigger of the spray gun to relieve any trapped pressure and set the lock. Disconnect and dry all attachments, putting them away in their proper place.
- Add Pump Saver
Lastly, you’ll need to add Anti-Freeze. Anti-Freeze prohibits moisture from forming in the pump, preventing it from freezing. It also allows for easy starting post-storage and prevents mineral deposits from developing. Anti Freeze can be added by pumping it into the pressure washers inlet.
Water pressure from the pressure washer is measured in pounds per square inch or psi. This pressure is the amount of force delivered to the surface being cleaned, and is the critical factor in breaking Read more…