Due to its high effectiveness and ease of cleaning, the pressure washer has become a tool in almost every home. This machine does wonders in cleaning the impossible dirt/mud off your house. However, with time, your pressure washer is bound to experience wear and tear, and if the washer isn’t properly taken care of, it is prone to severe damage.

Proper maintenance can sometimes be hard work, but its secret is not to consider it as a one-time job but as a routine. You need to inspect and take care of your washer pressure at two different times.

Before Using the Pressure Washer

To increase the durability of your pressure washer, you need to check some things before using your washer. Failure to do these things sometimes results in the accumulation of dirt within the machine, which ultimately causes severe damage to the washer.

  • Check And Replace The O Rings:It is essential always to check the O-ring at the ends of the inbuilt high-pressure hose for wear and tear. When an O-ring is not fitted correctly, it can cause leaking and damage. To prevent this, it’s advisable to constantly replace the O-rings at least once after using the machine twice.
  • Check The Nozzle And Spray Gun: It is also advisable to check the nozzle at the end of the gun to ensure it’s fitted properly. You could easily pull the gun’s trigger and see if it retracts back to its original position. You should also check to see if it’s blocked, especially if your nozzle is in modes like the 4-Mode Nozzle, where you have to check the different models if they are blocked. You should also change it immediately because a prolonged blockade can permanently damage the nozzle.
  • Check The Gas Levels Of The Washer; If you are using a gas-powered washer, it is essential always to check the gas level of the washer and add fresh gasoline before starting your washer.
  • Check the screen filter; Before using your pressure washer, check the washer filter to see if it’s damaged or dirty. If it’s dirty, you can be easily cleaned with water, and if it’s damaged, all you have to do is replace it.

After Using the Pressure Washer

There are things to do after using the washer to increase its lifespan.

  • Always put off the switch after use to prevent damage and injury even to oneself.
  • Turn off Water Supply
  • Flush The Water Pump: To prevent corrosion due to water in the pump, it is essential always to check and flush the pump after usage. To flush the pump you will need a can of antifreeze attached to the Intel Port when you press the trigger. This helps you to know when all the water has been drained from the pump by giving a whitish phone as an indication. Flushing off the pump also helps function with diamond dust in the pump to prevent usage problems in the future.
  • Turn off Water Supply.
  • Detach the nozzles and high-pressure hose from the washer.
  • Store in a well-ventilated environment.


When followed religiously as a routine, these maintenance guidelines guarantee the well-extended lifespan of your washer and give you the best of its use.


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