How to Maintain your Karcher Pressure Washer

Our team at Crown Cleaning Systems in Ohio wanted to offer this quick guide on how to properly maintain and care for your Karcher pressure washer.

Prior to Using

The first thing to remember is to always clean your Karcher pressure washer before every use. Debris can build up after each use, so this step is very important. Using a damp rag, also wipe and clean off your Karcher pressure washer parts like springs controls, cooling fins, the muffler, and even the pump and engine. Be certain you also check the pressure hose for any cracks or other damage that could cause leaks.

Another important part to check before use is the inlet screen. Always inspect and remove debris. If you encounter any damage to the screen, be sure to replace it.

Proper Storage During Winter

If you have any water leftover inside of your pressure washer, it can potentially freeze (over the winter) and damage your pump. You can find special pump antifreeze that is made to protect your pump and water from freezing during storage. Also, you can use RV antifreeze that is alcohol-free.

After removing your sparkplug, let the antifreeze cycle in the pump – you can then connect up the spark plug.

Checking the Oil

Just like with a car or lawnmower, your Karcher pressure washer motor will need oil changes. For most pressure washers, you will find a drain plug around the bottom of your unit. Never use oil that has detergent in it since it can cause issues with the pump. Only use SAE 30 oil (non-detergent). While with normal use you may not need to change the oil until the 500- hour mark, it is recommended to periodically check it for dirt, etc.

Pressure

Whether you’re storing your washer over the winter or will not be using it, you have to release the pressure before storing it. Once you have allowed the motor to idle for about 5 minutes, set the throttle to the slow setting and shut it off as soon as the engine keeps a continuous speed. Then spray the remaining left-over water from your gun until all the pressure is released. You can then detach the gun and hose.

The hose and gun should not be disconnected until they have been depressurized in this manner.

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Get Outdoor Cleaning Done Right with A Karcher Pressure Washer

At Crown Cleaning Systems, we know how tough it can be to properly clean outdoor areas, stains, and more. Finding the right equipment and products can a big task when tackling outdoor cleaning projects. That’s one of the reasons we’re so proud to carry a variety of both commercial and industrial Karcher pressure washers in Ohio.

Here are some benefits and information about why owning a Karcher is vital for properly cleaning those difficult areas.

Easy to Use & Eco-Friendly

While Karcher pressure washers use the latest technology and power, they are surprisingly easy to operate, making them a very popular choice. Besides their ease of use, these washers are a great eco-friendly solution for those looking for industrial power, without the energy waste. The hot water pressure washer classic series by Karcher utilizes up to 25% less fuel compared to other standard washers.

What Can They Be Used For?

Karcher’s can be used for a wide variety of cleaning tasks and large-scale projects as well. They are ideal for washing big patios, industrial spaces, boats, automobiles, machines, siding, buildings, and even hard to reach areas like gutters. Some models include an assortment of different accessories and tools that can be used for specific tasks and more involved cleaning jobs.

Accessories for Every Job

Such models as the HD 1.8/13 Ed include a Heavy Duty motor pump combo  that is capable of delivering 108 Gallons every hour, and also includes a Karcher-EasyFORCE! Gun and wand, a Triple Jet Nozzle Capable of apply a safe detergent to clean effectively. The accessories all connect easily without the use of tools

The Karcher EasyFORCE! gun provides the user with control and lessen operator fatigue with it’s patented design.  Our Stainless Steel wand is capable of pivoting 360 degrees making it easy to get in some tough spots to reach. The Triple Jet nozzle can be effortlessly adjusted to control the power of the washer and is perfect for tough stains and marks you want to get rid of.

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Since 1986, Crown Cleaning Systems has been Ohio’s go-to for commercial and industrial cleaning solutions and products. Not only do we offer the latest in products and the top brands, our team even offers training and safety regarding our products and can help train your staff so they can properly and safely operate our products.

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5 Tips for Using a Karcher Pressure Washer

Karcher has earned its place as one of the leading pressure washer brands in America. For any large piece of machinery, it is important to know how to use it safely and properly to get the best clean out of your Karcher pressure washer and all its parts.

To help make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of five important tips for using your Karcher pressure washer.

1. Use the appropriate settings for the job

Although the Karcher pressure washer is fairly easy to set up, once you have plugged it into a power outlet and connected the washer to the gun, it is important to get familiar with the settings.

By pressing the plus and minus symbols, you can increase and decrease the water pressure. For wood and pavement, you may want to use the highest setting to get rid of stuck-on grime. For a more delicate surface like the outside of your car, you may want to use a lower setting.

Accessories such as turbo nozzles will add even more pressure. These Karcher pressure washer parts can be found at our Cleveland, Ohio, store location.

2. Add detergent for a thorough clean

Many stores that sell Karcher pressure washers in Ohio will also sell parts and detergents to add to a thorough clean. Pick up a detergent such as Dyna-Shine or Low Foam Force for your car, patio or whatever other surfaces you want to freshen up.

3. Prevent your pressure washer from switching on by accident

A Karcher pressure washer is a powerful cleaning tool, which means you must always be in control of it so that it does not cause damage. Your Karcher pressure washer comes with useful parts such as the safety latch, which will stop it from turning on when you are not using it. However, it is always best to turn the machine off entirely when it is not in use.

4. Wear protective clothing

Operators of this powerful machine should cover themselves with heavy-duty clothes and footwear such as sturdy rubber boots. This will help prevent injuries caused by the extremely high water pressure.

5. Be aware of your surroundings

Before using your Karcher pressure washer, make sure that no one is around you, and there are no delicate objects in the way. To keep small children safe, it is always best to ask them to stay in another area of your home while you use your pressure washer.

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