How to winterize an electric washer

How to winterize an electric washer

Pressure washers are essential to every household that might be a couple of years old and might have been starting to collect a lot of dust here and there. Not only are pressure washers insanely effective, but they ensure that you are not putting in any physical effort yourself, rather they do the entire job for you.

Now when it comes to different pressure washers such as electric, battery-powered, or gas, many people can prefer pressure washers based on their own needs. Some people might need them to clean their patio, while some people may need them for their rental properties where they might need to clean the floors in order to appeal to their clients.

Nonetheless, when the summer season comes to an end, pressure washers, especially electric washers are typically ready to be stored away in the garage, since they do not bode well during the winter season. For that reason, you might be wondering how you can get your electric pressure washer ready for the winter, well, you have come to the right place.

In this article, we will discuss all there is to know about how to use water and a few other simple steps to protect your electric washer and get it ready for the winter. So, without further ado, let’s get started!

Winterizing your electric washer

Now, before we move on to the actual steps about how to keep your electric pressure washer safe during the winter, you need to know that getting your electric pressure washer ready for the winter is a lot different when winterizing your gas pressure washer. Not only is it a lot easier, but it requires way fewer steps since you do not need to run the entire pressure washer through a cleaning system.

For this, the first thing that you need to do is to get a hold of a bucket, take the detergent suction hose and place it in the bucket of water. What the water is there for is that it will be used to run the entire pressure washer and ensure that it is left spotless. Append the tension washer to your nursery hose like you ordinarily would, and turn the water on.

Once the pressure washer is on, use the gun or the nozzle and turn it on low pressure. Then, let the pressure washer run for about 2 or 3 minutes, depending on badly it needs to be cleaned. The main purpose of doing this step is to ensure that there is no detergent solution remaining in the pressure washer system.

Once you have let the system run for a few minutes, take the garden hose and disconnect the hose from the pressure washer, and let out excess water. Lastly, you can take the help of a “Pump Saver”, which will help stop it from freezing during the harsh winter season. It will also protect the inner seals of the pressure washer.


All in all, these are some of the ways that you can easily keep your washer safe during the winters.