Industrial Pressure Washer: Maintenance Tips for Prolonged Service


An industrial pressure washer is a robust cleaning system uniquely designed for demanding applications across diverse settings. To guarantee the sustained optimal functionality of these power machines, consistent maintenance procedures are essential. Leveraging our expertise, the Bestline Manufacturing team has assembled a guide to industrial pressure washer maintenance for extended longevity, ensuring the consistent peak performance of this handy piece of equipment.


Ensuring Peak Cleaning Power


Whether used intermittently or continuously, an industrial pressure washer is relied upon to remove dirt, oil, grease, mildew and varying debris from surfaces quickly and effortlessly. To get the job done, daily routine checks together with quarterly maintenance, minimise downtime ensuring your pressure washer remains in working condition at all times.


  1. General maintenanceIndustrial Pressure Washer

As much as you rely on an industrial pressure washer to clean stubborn surfaces, its proven efficacy lies in keeping the exterior of the machine clean to prevent the ingress of dust and debris into internal components. This includes regularly wiping down the control panels and switches.


  1. Daily checks

Portable or stationary, daily inspection wear and tear checks on connections, hoses and nozzles make sure that minor problems don’t escalate into major ones:


  • Hoses should be free of kinks and blockages
  • Check the hand-held sprayer for any signs of wear, it will prevent it from malfunctioning
  • Keep the nozzles clean and free from any dirt build-up. If the nozzles look worn, replace them
  • The water supply needs to be sufficient for the task at hand and filters checked for debris and if necessary, cleaned


Keeping Your Pressure Washer Running Strong


As important as external daily checks are, internal inspections must be carried out on the components of the pump and engine driving your industrial pressure washer.


  • Conduct a visual inspection of the pump to identify any leaks and subsequently tighten any loose fittings
  • Oil should be topped up regularly and per the pump manufacturer’s operating guidelines
  • Closely monitor engine performance. In the event of abnormal noises or vibrations, schedule a professional inspection to address the underlying cause
  • As pressure gauges are relied upon for accurate readings, they need to be checked and maintained. Should they fail, it could directly impact the pressure you are trying to regulate
  • Valves should be lubricated, checked for debris build-up and seated properly
  • Belt drives must be correctly tensioned


A big contributing factor to the longevity of your industrial pressure washer is making sure that you size the pump correctly for the intended application and use the right-sized nozzle for the specified pressure and flow rates. We know that an industrial pressure washer is a handy tool to have in your cleaning arsenal, however, we wish to urge you to follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure optimal pump performance.


The Most Dependable and Durable Pumps


At Bestline Manufacturing we stand behind the unsurpassed quality of the most dependable pumps on the market, Cat Pumps. Engineered for improved pump proficiency and manufactured from lightweight, high-strength materials, these pumps are exceptionally durable. Built to withstand the harshest operating conditions, each pump has specially formulated seals for unmatched seal life and long trouble-free operation.

From the corrosion-resistant crankcase to the plungers, every component of a Cat Pump is engineered for longevity. Whether you require an industrial pressure washer to clean earth-moving equipment or for reverse osmosis and desalination, contact us and we will assist you in sizing the right pump for your requirements