Safety First: Learn Simple Tips to Safely Use a Pressure Washer Spray Gun
If you have been in the market for a pressure washer then you may have seen some of the safety concerns people bring up with pressure washer spray guns and other pressure washer accessories. The truth is that any piece of equipment with this much power has the potential to be dangerous. However, it is also true that if safety measures are taken, it can be very safe to use these guns.
Read on to learn about some of the safety measures we suggest. Then contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269 if you need assistance shopping for the right pressure washer for your needs.
Be careful what you put in your spray
Do not assume that a spray gun can handle any liquid. The truth is that it is designed to handle clean water or water that’s been mixed with chemicals. You should never use any liquid that has not been approved for use with a pressure washer spray gun. Under no circumstances should you use a liquid that’s flammable.
Wear protective clothing
Any time you are working with chemicals or water that is hotter than 140F, you should be wearing protective clothes and gloves. Never wear open-toed shoes while you are using a pressure washer. Wear goggles if you are using the equipment or are near it being used. The pressure is so strong that it can result in paint chips or other particles becoming airborne.
Never force the trigger and always use the safety lock
When you are not using your pressure washer’s spray gun, you should have the safety lock on so that it cannot be accidentally used. When you are using it, do not rig the trigger to stay in the open position. This may seem to be convenient but it is actually very dangerous and often results in improper operation. If you notice that the valve is not closing right after the trigger is released, do not use the spray gun.
Read the instructions and understand your equipment
Before you use your pressure washer spray gun, make sure you look it over for leaks or damage. Do this before every use. If you see a problem, do not use the gun until it has been repaired. Before your use the gun for the first time, read through the operator’s manual and any other instructions. This will provide important usage and safety instructions. For example, you will learn how to store and transport the gun and learn what can happen if it is allowed to freeze.
Call us now to learn more about options available to you
If you are considering buying a pressure washer then you should buy it from a company that specializes in this industry. Your local hardware store may have units available but they cannot provide the assistance we can in choosing and operating the best one for your needs. Contact Geyser Equipment at 951-509-9269 now to learn more about your choices.