As the owner of a construction company, the last thing you want is to deal with is dirty equipment. Not only is cleaning your heavy equipment a time-consuming chore, but most contractors don't want to take people away from their crew on a job just to have to clean equipment. Cleaning large pieces of construction equipment is messy and not very effective when the process is done by using a bucket of soapy water and hose. A good solution to getting your equipment thoroughly clean, without having unscheduled downtime, is to use a power washer with a high pressure pump. Power washers with high pressure pumps are able to deep clean all of your equipment, including gravel trucks and loaders. Here are a few of the benefits that come with power washing your construction equipment.
Using power washers with high pressure pumps effectively removes the dirt and grime that may be wearing down equipment without your knowledge. When there is a buildup of dirt and grime on moving parts, they act like an abrasive and can cause extensive wear and tear on moving parts of the equipment, especially parts that are subjected to extensive use, such as the bucket arms of a front loader. Keeping your construction equipment clean is the most effective source of preventative maintenance, and high pressure pumps ensure that you get the dirt and grime out of every possible hiding spot on your equipment.
Equipment that is caked with grease, mud, and debris can lead to excessive heating which can cause it to overheat. The more frequently your equipment overheats, the shorter its life cycle will be, and in some situations, if your equipment overheats, it may quit in the middle of production. Clean equipment tends to stay cooler, which means your equipment will last longer and run better.
When your construction equipment has poor upkeep, it puts the safety of your crew at risk. When there is gunk, grease, and grime in or near the electrical components and/or moving parts of some machines, it may lead to contamination of the electrical systems, which can cause the oil pressure to rise or the voltage to increase, which may lead to serious hazards. High pressure pumps help get the water into even the smallest cracks and crevices where grime could be hiding.
One of the best benefits of using power washers with high pressure pumps is that all of your equipment will look clean and well maintained, which ultimately looks good for you and your business; it just looks good when you show up to a job with sparkling clean equipment.