How to winterize a power washer

If you own a power washer and do not intend to use it for the next few winter months, you should winterize it if you want it to be in working condition when you resume usage. Failure to do so may require repairing or replacing parts once winter is over.

Did you know that water expands when it freezes? The pipes may crack as well as other water containing parts in your power washer. Figuring out how to winterize a power washer is an easy task.

The first thing you need to look into is purging the pressure washer. Remove any water from the pipe or soap that may cause the washer to crack if it freezes and expands. You also need to drain the oil or gas used to power the washer to prepare the pressure washer for winter.

They will change composition once they freeze and thaw, rendering them useless once you start using the power washer. Winter will also destroy the storing vessels within your power washer. You should also clean the power washer and remove any debris caught in the power washer.

Next, you need to look into getting a pump saver for your pressure washer. It will act as a lubricant and antifreeze by protecting the pistons and seals from getting damaged. It will also prevent the parts that carry water from cracking when any water left behind freezes and expands.

Another power washer winterizing option would be to add a fuel stabilizer into your power washer engine to treat the fuel and make it winter-proof. Once you add a gas stabilizing agent to your oil, run the power washer’s engine for a few minutes to circulate it through the entire engine.

If in doubt, look at your instruction’s manual of your power washer to see the manufacturer’s guide on how to drain a pressure washer. It is better than you fiddling with your power washer and breaking it in the process.