How To Set Up A Pressure Washer

How To Set Up A Pressure Washer

If you love deep cleaning, then a pressure washer is a must-have in your home. The only thing that makes people scared is how to set it up. The good thing with pressures washers is, they come with Easy installation steps. Whether you choose to use a gas or electric pressure washer, you can easily set it up. The steps are all similar save for the fact that a gas washer needs to be fueled before use. If you are at a loss on how to do this, you should follow these simple steps.

1. Clean the water supply hose

To ensure your pressure washer runs effectively, you need to have the water coming in clean. If there is debris or dirt in the water supply hose, then there is a huge chance it will block the output hose in your pressure hose and affect the water pressure. Cleaning out this hose is simple. All you need to do is run water through it, and you will be good to go.

2. Connect the supply hose to the pressure washer

Once you are sure your supply hose is thoroughly clean, you need to connect it to the pressure washer. Most pressure washers come with the inlet marked in words, so this is not something you will look for. If you cannot find it, simply go through your manual, and you will see the part indicated there. Secure the supply hose to your inlet by twisting it in. If your washer needs the hose secured on differently, you will find these instructions in the manual, so check that out.

3. Attach the high-pressure hose

Once your pressure washer is connected to the water supply, it is time to attach the high-pressure hose. With this hose, you can get the water coming out at a higher pressure than it came in. Different pressure washers come with their pressure hoses, so you cannot switch them up unless they allow for that. Check to see that you have the right pressure hose before you connect the pressure hose. Ensure it is securely attached, and you hear the click sound it makes so you know that you have it appropriately attached.

4. Connect the spray gun that comes with the pressure washer

Once you have the pressure hose connected, the next thing you need to do is connect the spray gun. The gun helps concentrate the pressurized water into one place; otherwise, you would have an uncontrolled stream of water from your pressure hose. The gun comes with a nozzle and wand so ensure you assemble these two first before adding them to the pressure hose. Once you do that, you can then go ahead and connect it to the pressure hose. Once you do that, the pressure washer is ready to use.

Last thoughts

Setting up a pressure washer should not seem like rocket science. All you need to do is ensure you assemble everything in the right order. Once it is assembled, pour some detergent into the washer, and you can then start using it for cleaning.