Guide to Winterizing Your Pressure Washer

Winter is coming, and that means it’s time to start preparing for the cold. If you live in an area where freezing temperatures are common, then it’s time to start winterizing your power tools. One of the most important things you can do before winter sets in is to winterize your pressure washer by draining out all water from it and storing it in a dry, sheltered area like your garage or carport.


Winterizing your pressure washer doesn’t have to be expensive-you may already have everything you’ll need!

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Start with these simple steps: The best way to winterize a pressure washer is by draining all remaining water from your pressure washer using its drain valve located at the bottom of the unit; -Store indoors until next year over an elevated surface such as blocks or a piece of wood; -Attach anti-freeze to the hose and run it through any openings in the unit; -Turn on your pressure washer and let it run for about five minutes before turning it off again.

A pressure washer is a power tool that needs regular maintenance. Check for any worn-out parts and replace them before you store your machine away for winter.

The following maintenance steps will prevent future repairs down the line when you need it most:


1) Check for leaks

2) Replace any worn out seals

3) Clean the pump with soap and water

4) Remove any debris from inside or around the pump

5) Store your machine so that no moisture can accumulate on its parts

6) Change filters

7 ) Test if everything works


After removing debris, reattach the hose and turn on your pressure washer. This way you’ll ensure that there are no leaks.

With your pressure washer all ready for the winter, it’s time to think about where you’re going to keep it. A garage is obviously a great place for storage, but if space is limited then any other dry area will do. Make sure that the storage space has no moisture since this will cause rusting.

If you need to use the pressure washer during the winter months, make sure to bring it back inside after you are done. This means storing it in a heated room or garage where there might be some moisture. If this isn’t possible, then at least get a cover for your machine so that no extra moisture accumulates on its parts.

When winter finally ends your pressure washer will be in great condition and ready to use.

For more information, contact The Cleaning Company (TCC).


Winterizing a pressure washer is one of the most important things you can do before the cold season hits. The best way to winterize your power tools is by draining them of all water and storing it in a dry, sheltered area if you live in an area where freezing temperatures are common. This article has provided many tips on how to winterize your equipment so that it will be ready for use when spring arrives!