The warmer months of the year are a great time to use a pressure washer for a wide variety of tasks. You can use a pressure washer for everything from stripping sealant or stain and other materials from wood, cement, or concrete, to performing various deep-cleaning operations outside of the home. If you’re the kind of person who takes pride in performing a lot of home improvement tasks yourself, a pressure washer is almost a necessary piece of equipment for you home.

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Common Issues With A Pressure Washer

When a pressure washer fails to function properly, it usually has one of two symptoms. You either have much less pressure than you should have in the water coming out of the nozzle, or you have no water coming out of the nozzle at all.

The cause of these issues can be almost anything, but most of the time the problems come from the engine/motor or the water pump. Failing that, the problem is either water flow into the washer, or it can be a leak in the high-pressure hose. Issues with the high-pressure hose leaking or rupturing are very rare, however, because most of the pressure washers on the market follow a general safety rule of using hoses capable of handling 300 percent of the maximum pressure the washer can provide. If your pressure washer is capable of producing water at 3000 PSI, that high-pressure hose can handle 9000 PSI.

The Complexity Of Your Pressure Washer

When something goes wrong with your pressure washer, there can be a wide variety of sources for the problem. You may find that something clogging the nozzle, there may be a tear somewhere in the line which causes a loss of pressure between the motor and the high-pressure hose. There may be a problem with the water source itself, or with pollutants in the water source that have caused a clog or jam. However, most commonly, the problem will be somewhere in the motor or the water pump itself.

The motor or engine is what manipulates the water pump and. When the engine moves one way, the pump brings in water, and when it moves the other way, it pushes the water through the high-pressure hose and out through the nozzle at forces up to thousands of PSI. The motor or engine, when it is operating properly, does this for hours on end.

Need Help with a Repair?

If you are looking for someone who can take a look at your pressure washer, don’t hesitate to call us at 720-277-1579 for a more detailed estimate on what work we can provide and how we can help get your pressure washer up and running again.