When the phrase power washing is heard most people think about their home’s exterior, car, concrete sidewalk or fence. Typically, this thought is accompanied with the idea of spring cleaning or repainting your exterior, or maybe even re-staining your deck. Power washing of industrial equipment is also a big part of what power washing companies do.  Power washing can be helpful within industry as much as for personal use. The idea of power washing is to help clean dirty surfaces that normal washing is not equipped to clean. It would only make sense to utilize this method to clean industrial machinery that deals with dirt well beyond the normal wear and tear of everyday life.

Industrial Equipment Power Washing

Industrial equipment covers a wide range of large pieces of machinery. Some places industrial equipment is used include farms, construction sites, warehouses, and manufacturing plants, just to name a few. These facilities and locations work in and around dirt, dust and grime on a daily basis. This dirt, grease and grime can either mask a problem occurring within a piece of equipment or, if left completely untreated, may eventually cause a problem to occur. It is essential to maintain a cleaning schedule for your equipment which includes scheduled power washing on a regular basis.

Power washing allows for dirt, grease and grime to be removed which can make it easier to spot a problem, like an oil leak or a broken part. It also allows for the dirt to avoid causing problems, such as extreme erosion or clogging of parts.

Scheduling of Maintenance

Power washing your equipment should be considered a part of your regular maintenance schedule. If oil changes and inspections are completed once every three months, then power washing should be added into that rotation. The benefits will far outweigh the associated costs and will save you money in the long run. For instance, if you start your quarterly maintenance schedule with a solid power washing of the equipment, you will be better able to inspect all of the moving parts and determine if anything actually needs to be replaced. You will be less likely to miss a cog or a screw that is rusted or needs replacing allowing your production to continue smoothly with less likelihood of a future breakdown. Accidents like that could involve ceasing production for an entire day or longer, not to mention saving costs of unplanned repairs.

While regulations may mandate how often certain maintenance and inspection should be completed, it does not mandate the use of power washing. However, costs and proper business practices should mandate this and allow your business to be at the height of performance and profitability. Your bottom line actually depends on it.  

To learn more about the importance of power washing your heavy equipment, contact the experts at RTD Power Washing at 612-868-7312.  Our experts are willing and able to answer any of your questions regarding scheduling and continued maintenance of your equipment through power washing.

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