Clean heavy equipment operates more smoothly. Mud and rocks get wedged into wheel wells. Long-neglected grime fosters rust. Muck jams components and leads to disrepair. These are just a few of the problematic situations that power washing resolves. In general, proper equipment cleaning reduces breakages. It also allows operators to see the equipment in detail, so they’re more likely to notice the need for maintenance.
Avoid spreading invasive species. Along with dirt, invasive species can hitch a ride on mucked up heavy equipment. Invasive plants and animal species can destroy tender ecosystems. Do your part as an environmental steward—clean your equipment regularly and thoroughly.
Create a safer workplace. Employees who must work with dirty equipment are more likely to get injured, since dirty machines are more likely to break. For instance, long-left mud can lead to rust, which in turn can cause equipment failure (and employee injury) during use.
Suffer less downtime with clean equipment. Cleaner equipment is less likely to fail, meaning you’ll suffer less downtime overall if you schedule consistent power washing.
Oftentimes, construction sites include a wash-off station, consisting of a waterspout through which equipment may be driven for cleaning. While this is a fast way to clear away dirt, it’s not very effective for deep cleaning. Power washing is the best way to thoroughly clean heavy equipment.