When using a natural source to fill a trailer mounted pressure washer, you will want to employ a pump that is equipped with a large suction strainer to prevent the introduction of plant matter and other large particles into your pressure washer. Another, fine particle filter can be used to strain out small particles of dirt or sand. Care should be taken to evaluate all parts of the equipment to either assess their suitability for handling recycled water or to adjust their use so that you can take advantage of this resource.
You may be using a continuous loop system, which recycles the non potable water at the jobsite and continues to use all water that can be collected during the pressure washing process. In this case, you will need to evaluate the pump your system uses to be sure that it can handle the change in water quality. Blockages can be common and strainer parts may need to be upgraded in order to handle the water. Pressure washer units, by definition, rely on water being forced through a nozzle, creating the pressure. If there are blockages, your equipment will not work to its best ability.
Of course, there are instances where recycled water or non potable water would be contraindicated. In sanitary situations like kitchens or health environments like hospitals, only potable, filtered water should be used. In addition, you must clean all equipment in between using non-potable and potable water.
Alternatives are not always the best, but with growing concerns over both water supply and quality, non-potable sources of water are worth investigating for your pressure washing business.
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