New York, New York (PressExposure) July 15, 2009 -- Congratulations! You are a proud owner of high pressure water jetters. High pressure water jetters are powerful machines that blast water to clean clogged sewer and drainage lines. These machines are powerful and durable but they still need you to do maintenance and quick checks to ensure that they will keep working properly. With your purchase of a machine like high pressure water jetters, you are given an operators guide to read, understand, remember and review frequently. They are important instructions to keep you and the people and things around you safe. Let us review some of the things to remember when handling high pressure water jetters.
Before starting on a task, you should always check the machine. Checking the machine will alert you of anything that might go wrong while on the job. This makes certain that there will be no malfunction while on the job and that is important when you are going to use something as powerful as high pressure water jetters. You must first check what kind of power source your machine uses. If your machine uses gasoline as a power source, you must check the fuel supply of the machine, its position and the state of its fuel tank. If there is any sign of damage or spill, clean it up and repair damage or damages first. If your machine uses electricity to work, you must check the stability of the plug to the receptacle, its position and also check the GCFI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER). The GCFI protects you from shock hazard. So it is important that you check it regularly.
Check the oil level at the pump. Oil level is important to keep the parts moving and to lessen friction that is damaging to parts of high pressure water jetters. You must also check the water inlet strainer because this part makes sure that the water that goes into your machine does not contain large substances that may damage your machine, hose or nozzle. Checking the jetting hose for damage and wear helps you keep track to whether or not it is still safe to use your current hose and alert you whether or not you need to change your hose. Remember that the water that will pass through the hose will travel very quickly and any small tear may lead to dangerous situations.
After checking the machine, check its accessories, their connections and stability to the area where they are attached. You must realize that any and all loose connections must be seen as a safety hazard and must be dealt with utmost care. You must also check the jetting nozzle for any clogged holes. Machine must also have adequate water flow in order to work properly. The required water flow for the different high pressure water jetters are written in the instruction manual.
High pressure water jetters are finely tuned machines that require attention to detail. You must always check them in order to do your job without fail and, more importantly, without accident. You must yourself be aware of the machine and make sure it is always in proper working order.