Columbus UK, Darlington Office Based

Yes, both cabinet hot water pressure washers and mobile hot water pressure washers require regular maintenance to ensure they operate efficiently, reliably, and have a longer lifespan. Proper maintenance helps prevent breakdowns, extends the life of the equipment, and ensures the safety of users. Here are some common maintenance tasks for hot water pressure washers:

Daily Maintenance:

  • Check for any visible damage, loose fittings, or leaks
  • Ensure all safety features and emergency shut-off mechanisms are functioning correctly
  • Verify that hoses and nozzles are in good condition and free from blockages
  • Drain and flush the water heating system to remove mineral deposits and scale build-up, especially in hard water areas
  • Refill fuel and detergent tanks as needed
  • Check the oil level in the engine or motor and top it up if necessary

Regular Maintenance (Weekly or Monthly):

  • Inspect and clean the water inlet filter to prevent debris from entering the system
  • Check the oil level in the pump and replace it if necessary
  • Inspect the high-pressure hoses and connections for signs of wear and potential leaks
  • Lubricate moving parts, such as pump components and bearings, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Verify that the pressure relief valve is functioning properly
  • Clean or replace air filters in the engine or motor as needed
  • Inspect the burner system and clean or replace the fuel nozzle and electrodes as recommended


Periodic Maintenance (Every 3-6 Months):

  • Inspect the pump seals, packing, and pistons for signs of wear and replace them if necessary
  • Check the burner ignition system and clean or replace components like spark plugs or ignition electrodes
  • Inspect and clean the water tank or supply system to prevent sediment build-up


Annual Maintenance:

  • Have a professional technician perform a thorough inspection and maintenance of the entire system, including the engine or motor, heating system, pump, and burner
  • Replace any worn or damaged parts
  • Perform a pressure test to ensure the unit operates at the correct pressure levels


Water Heating System Maintenance:

  • Regularly descale and clean the heating coil or heat exchanger to maintain heating efficiency and prevent mineral build-up
  • Monitor and replace the thermostat if it is not maintaining the desired water temperature

It’s crucial to follow the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines and recommendations provided in the equipment’s user manual. Additionally, regular maintenance schedules may vary based on the usage frequency and operating conditions. Keeping a log of maintenance tasks performed and their dates can help ensure consistent upkeep of the pressure washer. Proper maintenance not only extends the lifespan of the equipment but also ensures that it continues to operate efficiently and safely.

Contact Us

Columbus UK based in Darlington, County Durham is your total solution for all types of indoor and outdoor cleaning equipment. We supply high quality industrial cleaning machines to all industries and commercial businesses in mainland Britain, including Newcastle Upon Tyne, Teesside, Durham and Wearside.

Our friendly dedicated team are available to help you with purchasing advice to ensure that you have the correct machine for your industrial floor at an affordable and cost effective price. Columbus offers premium services while ensuring affordability for all Industries.  We cover all areas from Scotland, North East of England, West Midlands down to London.

We also offer mobile service & repair support to all locations.


Tel: 01325 371 439