You might think that while a pressure washer is off, it cannot get damaged by water or rain. But in reality, leaving a pressure washer unit outside in the rain will cause corrosion and can even damage the appliance.
Is it okay for a pressure washer to get wet?
In general, it is considered safe to use a gas-powered pressure washer in the rain. They are designed to handle splash backs and accidental sprays from your pressure washer. However, you must first make sure that your pressure washer is safe to use in the rain.
Can I use my Karcher pressure washer in the rain?
Don’t use your pressure washer if it’s raining or there are high winds. If the UL rating says it’s safe, you can complete your house or deck pressure washing project in the rain. If the pressure washer is electric instead of gas, it could give you an electric shock.
Where do pressure washers get water from?
A pressure washer is less sophisticated than it sounds. It’s really just a water pump powered by an electric motor. The washer takes in ordinary water from a faucet (that’s a tap to you folks in the UK), the pump accelerates the water to high pressure, and then squirts it from a hose at speed through a trigger gun.
How long can you run a pressure washer without water?
Generally, it is bad to leave a pressure washer running for more than five minutes. If you cannot switch it off after a minute or three, do not idle the unit for more than five minutes. Leaving your pressure water running will damage its inner workings because as temperature builds up, the pump is at risk of damage.