Pump Issues? When Repair or replace a Pressure Washer Pump

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Aug 4, 2021 4:45:00 PM

A common question that comes up often is, "When is it time to repair your high-pressure pump vs. replacing what you have. We have ten good reasons or signs that can help to point you in the right direction. Pumps are a high-maintenance part. If not correctly cared for, repairs can become expensive. Please review the following questions and points when considering repair vs. replacement.

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, General Information, Pressure Washers, Pressure Washer Pump

Hot Water Pressure Washers - What Fuel Is Best?

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Oct 7, 2020 11:41:00 AM
 
Have you ever wondered what sort of fuel is the best for heating your water for a personal or commercial hot water pressure washer? 
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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, Hot Water, Hot Water Pressure Washer

BENEFITS: Steam Vs. HOT WATER

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Jan 10, 2020 6:00:00 AM

Here at Alkota we are all about educating our current clients and future clients, with the benefit of different pressure washers. Whether it would be cold pressure washer or hot pressure washer. All are created with the needs of the people in mind.

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, General Information, Steam Cleaning, mobile pressure washers

Hot vs. Cold: Is There a Right or Wrong?

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Dec 4, 2019 6:15:00 AM

In one of our recent posts on the blog, we discussed Hot vs. Cold Pressure Washers in terms of heat being the advantage. Yet, when it boils down to pressure washers, both hot water pressure washers and cold water pressure washers have their time in the spotlight.

Let’s take a further look.

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics

Alkota Pressure Washer Detergents & Cleaning Solutions

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Oct 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM

You've got a brand new shiny hot water pressure washer or a steam cleaner, just waiting to clean up some big messes. Before you go and use just any old cleaning detergent, there are some things you should know. 

We visited with Dean, our Alkota Chemist, to talk about what to look for in detergents, how to choose the right product for your needs, and got an excellent overview of just how important this "add-on" is. 

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, General Information, Detergent, Pressure Washer Soap

PRESSURE WASHER Pump Repair and MAITENANCE: Keep THINGs FLOWING!

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Sep 26, 2019 1:24:27 PM

The pump is a crucial part of every hot water pressure washer. The goal of this piece is to walk you though different types of pumps, basic maintenance and troubleshooting. Of course if you need more help, please reach out to your local Alkota Dealer. 

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, Maintenance

Burner Maintenance on Hot pressure washers

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Aug 5, 2019 6:32:00 AM



Like it or not, the day may come where your hot water pressure washer burner, isn't quite working well. We see this problem fairly often.
Luckily, simple regular maintenance can help prevent more significant issues. Also, keeps your pressure washer running efficiently to prevent downtime. 

Hot water pressure washer burners need three things to operate: fuel, oxygen (air), and spark. We can’t cover every issue here, but with our knowledge from supporting machines for a while; we can address the common issues. We decided to create a helpful guide, since there is a good chance you may be experiencing one of these issues. 

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics, Hot Water, Maintenance

Hot vs Cold Pressure Washer

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Jan 21, 2019 5:47:00 AM

It's an age-old question around here: should I use a Hot Water or Cold Water Pressure Washer? 

While it might sound like an inconsequential choice, similar to using hot or cold water to wash your hands, there are definite costs and benefits that come along with choosing one over the other. 

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics

Power Washer vs Pressure Washer

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Jan 17, 2019 6:30:00 AM

Hot Pressure Washer. Power Washer. Steam Cleaner. Steam Jenny.

These are a few of the names we often hear people calling our products.

But do they all mean the same thing? Are a pressure washer and a power washer really any different? Spoiler alert: they are the same thing.

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Topics: Pressure Washer Basics

Alkota Brand Hose Reel Now Available!

Posted by Alkota Cleaning Systems on Jan 16, 2019 11:04:00 AM

Hose reels are one of those accessories that can easily be taken for granted.

It's easy enough to just pile up the extra length of hose on the ground or on top of your power washer, right? 

We don't think so. Our experience has taught us that a hose reel is a key accessory for your pressure washer, one that offers convenience, as well as prolonging the life of your hose.

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Topics: Insider, Pressure Washer Basics

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