KAT has been doing business with Washing Equipment for the last 32 years which alone speaks for itself. Machine repair, parts, service or detergent, they keep up and running, increase our productivity and eliminate downtime. We consider them a vital part of our operation.
MIKE BANNON Quality Control Manager - Knox Area Transit (KAT)
Washing Equipment of Tennessee has restored my appreciation of the days gone by when earning a customer’s faith was the ultimate objective. WET provided accurate cost and delivery information, but most importantly followed through as though I was their #1 customer.
M. GREENE Owner/Operator - National Mobile Cleaning Contractors
WET goes above and beyond. The quality of the product, the help to get the correct product, and even designing of product to meet our needs. On time deliveries and service week after week with no issues. WET has saved me thousands of dollars with the competitive prices on the products they sell and the service they provide.
DALE BEST Manager Fleet Maintenance - US Foods
WET offers a selection of industrial-strength hot and cold pressure washers. Available by day, weekly or monthly rentals. If you have a temporary cleaning job, we have the right equipment for it!
We typically hold that there are a few universal truths in the world. The sky is blue, Friday comes after Thursday, and water is wet. While that all still stands true, sometimes things aren’t what they seem, and that can often be the case with water used in different pressure washing applications.
Water straight from any given tap can harbor various impurities – nothing that is harmful to an individual, much of the time, but rather minor imperfections that can taint the water being used to wash or disinfect in a commercial or industrial environment. This is often resolved by pretreating the water using one of the three most common various filtration and purification methods. These are:
Is Purified Water Safe to Use in Pressure Washers?
Once you’ve purified water for your pressure wash, you’re good to move forward with your cleaning project, right? Not so fast. While soft water and RO water are no problem for most conventional pressure washers, using DI water can pose a serious issue. This DI water is now purer, but also more corrosive to certain metals – specifically carbon steel and brass, each of which are commonly found in pressure washers. That means that as the water is used in the cleaning process, it will slowly eat away at carbon steel boiler coils or brass pumps inside the pressure washer.
Fortunately, there are solutions to this problem. One option is to simply rinse out the pressure washer with untreated water after using DI water. This will still lead to corrosion of parts during use, but will reduce long-term damage from DI water being left in the system. A second option is to use DI water as a rinse instead of a wash, though this may not work depending on specific requirements of your operation.
Finally, you can turn to the team at WET and let us work with the Hotsy Specials Department to explore replacement options for your sensitive components. In some cases, pumps, fitting and coils that are made of carbon steel or brass in your Hotsy pressure washers can be replaced with stainless steel or poly components that resist the corrosive effect of DI water.
If you need to use DI water regularly, give WET a call today. We’re the experts when it comes to pressure washing, and we’ll work hard to find a solution for you. Trust us. We know clean.