You’re probably thinking of those who don’t have access to enough water, right? Well, little or no water is a real cause for concern because, as you’ve learned, waterless pressure washers are not recommended. So what if you take the risk and end up stopping your cleaning activities? Think of it this way: you offer cleaning services but because everyone sometimes forgets, you run your machine dry. First of all, remember that machines should never be used while intoxicated and that a high level of vigilance is essential.
In situations/places where water is hard to find, it is still possible to run your machine with little water. That would seem conservative though, especially because electric washers require a lot of water to run properly. The catch is that those without access to water would have to collect rainwater from reservoirs, dig boreholes or run a garden hose to a nearby lake/river . The most important thing, however, is to make sure you have a long, durable garden hose from a reputable manufacturer.
Internal protection mechanisms
A gasoline-powered pressure washer has a thermal relief valve that opens when it reaches a specific temperature. Colder water then flows into the pump, lowering the temperature and closing the valve. This prevents the pump from overheating.
Instead of a thermal valve, electric pressure washers have an automatic switch. If a user turns on the pressure washer without spraying, the switch will prevent the pump from running. Although electric pressure washers can overheat, this happens much less frequently than with gas-powered units.
What should you do after running a waterless pressure washer
Because we recommend not to run dry pressure washers, the following issue is what to do if you do it by accident and cause damage? How to find the damage and repair it?
Although damage to items such as the motor and pump may be apparent immediately, you may need to perform a full diagnosis to determine the extent of the problem. We recommend that you restart the system and test that it is working properly.
Is a pressure washer safe to use after running it without water?
Honestly, I wouldn’t risk it. However, we all know how expensive it can be to replace a good pressure washer and we all know that some people will take the risk. If your pressure washer still works, you may be able to try it. While it might still work, it’s absolutely an “at your own risk” type of deal.
Although these two terms are often used interchangeably, they are not the same. Pressure washing involves using a pressure washer to add hydraulic power to the water. This gives you an abundant stream of water that can clean most messes. Pressure washing, however, has an added element of heat. You can often power wash and pressure wash from the same machine.
Use a pressure washer trailer
A commercial pressure washer trailer has an onboard water source that usually has a huge capacity, enough for larger cleaning jobs difficult. The pressure washer and the tank are side by side, which allows the water to flow directly into the device. This type of pressure washer is extremely practical for cleaning jobs that require high pressure and, therefore, a lot of water.
If you need hot water for cleaning, there are also pressure washer trailers that come with a fuel supply next to the water supply. “What is a hot water pressure washer used for?” you can ask? Well, the answer is pretty much anything, especially those stubborn stains that cold water can’t get rid of.