The cold weather will be here soon so don’t forget to winterize your pressure washer…
Winterizing your pressure washer is very important not only to keep your unit’s components from freezing but to also extend the life of the pressure washer itself.
Many pressure washer providers recommend using windshield wash to keep a unit’s coils and plumbing system from freezing. This tactic is inappropriate for pressure washers and other pieces of equipment with carbon steel coils. Windshield wash has a mixture of about 32% Methanol which attacks carbon steel and when heated can increase the damaging effects it has on carbon steel.
Instead, we recommend using Mi-T-M pump saver solution to winterize your pressure washer. It’s fast and easy. First disconnect all hoses and the spray gun wand and assembly and drain as much water as possible from them. On a gas powered pressure washer, attach the pump saver solution bottle directly to the water inlet and turn the knob on the bottle to the open position. Then pull the recoil start a couple of times until the liquid coming out of the discharge is 100% solution.
On an electric powered pressure washer, attach the pump saver solution, like a gas unit, directly to the water inlet and turn the knob to the open position. Once the bottle is in place, squeeze the bottle while turning the pressure washer on until the liquid coming out is 100% solution.
After you have completed using the pump saver solution, your pressure washer is ready to be stored for the winter.