When spring rolls around, you will want to be ready to move forward with pressure washing and all the other projects that require your Mi-T-M equipment. Regular maintenance pays off, so if you’ve winterized your equipment, you will be one step ahead to ensuring a fast startup procedure.
Spring Pressure Washer Prep Checklist
Here’s a quick run-down of what you should do to prepare your hot or cold pressure washing equipment for use this spring. Refer to your manual for the details on how to inspect and maintain your Mi-T-M equipment.
- Change the engine and pump oil.
- Clean the air filter.
- Drain old gas and refill with fresh gasoline.
- Inspect high pressure hoses and guns for cracks.
- Replace worn nozzles.
When you’ve completed the spring maintenance items, follow your model’s startup procedures, and you’re good to go.
If you have further questions about your pressure washer, be sure to review the FAQs and your model’s operation manual.
By completing these simple steps when the days start getting longer or before you begin a busy spring on the job, you can ensure your pressure washer will start up on the first try.
Mi-T-M has been in the Water Treatment business since 1998. Over the years, we’ve had a great deal of success in a variety of different water treatment industries including rentals, implement dealers, golf courses, wineries, breweries and municipalities. Each industry has their own unique challenges when it comes to water treatment systems and no two installations are alike.
To select the best treatment solution for your business, you will need to determine how much water you wish to treat in a 24-hour period, what substances you need to remove from the wastewater, and whether you’ll be recycling or discharging. The following are the three types of water treatment systems we sell at Mi-T-M:
- Biological (BIO) Treatment Series: used as a discharge or closed loop system. Using this series, microbes consume organic waste in your wastewater and produce carbon dioxide and water.
- Mechanical Filtration (WLP, WCP & WTR) Series: this sand filtration process removes particulates down to 25 microns. You may also add a cartridge filter to filter down to even lower levels.
- Water/Oil Separator (WOS & WCL) Series: this system employs oil to attract media. When the separated oil floats to the surface, an oil skimmer sends the oil to a decanter for easy removal.
As our technology evolved, the Mi-T-M Biological Reclaim Systems became one of our most requested products because of its versatility and simplicity. A Biological system is designed to consume contaminants that other systems may only isolate from waste water. Mi-T-M’s Bio Series harnesses the power of these genetically engineered bacteria through a unique process that is chemical free and environmentally safe. “It’s a simple, effective way to filter out waste, and create clean, reusable water,” says Aaron Auger, Mi-T-M Division Manager. “It’s what we call, ‘The Process of Elimination’.”
Grease, oil, hydrocarbons and other naturally occurring substances are a food source for the millions of microbes that colonize within a Mi-T-M Biological system. As waste water drains underground, it’s pumped to a bio-reaction tank. In the tank, the untreated waste water flows through separate chambers, home to colonies of hungry microbes. The stream of water changes direction countless times for maximum microbe contact. The microbes “treat” the water by consuming any organic materials in the water, including grass, oil and grease. The microbes live for this consumption, and the Mi-T-M system provides the three basic elements they need to survive: food, environment, and oxygen.
Once the microbes have done their work, a pressurized tank delivers the biologically treated water for reuse.
The WOS & WCL Series recycle systems are designed to discharge equipment and vehicle wash-water to sanitary sewers. The oil/water/solids separators will reduce the amount of suspended solids while removing hydrocarbons to meet local sanitary sewer discharge requirements. Note to always recommend to check with local discharge limits.
The WLP & WCP Series recycle systems are designed to remove free hydrocarbons and filter the water to be sent back through a pressure washer. Once equipment is washed, the untreated wash-water flows into your pit system. A proper pit system for your application is essential in proper wash-water treatment, and a critical element in any wash-water recycle system. The systems come standard with pH and ORP injection and all systems are designed for corrosion-resistance by using stainless-steel tanks.
We also offer numerous water treatment system accessories that make it easier for you to customize your wastewater cleaning process. Some of these items include filters, pumps, valves, and consumables. Mi-T-M sells a huge assortment of solutions.
There are lots of terms, lots of chemical reactions, and lots to know about the wastewater treatment process. Rely on Mi-T-M to provide the tools and equipment you need to properly and effectively treat your water.
We hope you’ve learned a little more about the water treatment process. At Mi-T-M, we’re proud of our diversity of water treatment products. We look forward to working with you to customize the ideal wastewater treatment system. Contact Mi-T-M today or connect with one of our trusted dealers to learn more.