Heavy Equipment Pressure Washing Services
Metropolitan Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Deer Valley, Scottsdale
Heavy Equipment Cleaning
Your heavy equipment represents a valuable investment, and keeping it clean is essential to regular maintenance. From excavators to trenchers, bulldozers to backhoes, Dakota Power Washing blasts away the dirt, grease, and debris that builds up over time and slowly destroys your machinery. However, cleaning heavy equipment is a challenging feat, as it requires proper tools and expertise.
When you schedule a regular power wash, we ensure that your equipment keeps working as hard as you do. That way, whenever it needs a little TLC from a mechanic, he would appreciate not having to work through layers of dirt and grease to get to whatever it is that needs fixing. Call Dakota Power Washing today for a free estimate if it’s time to power clean your heavy equipment. Dial (602) 513-0932, and you’ll get a free consultation from a certified professional.
What can we classify as Heavy equipment?
Heavy equipment is any self-propelled, powered, or pull-type machinery weighing 5,000 pounds or more. Although it has many use cases, it is mainly used for construction, industrial and forestry purposes.
Our process for cleaning heavy equipment
Investing time in maintaining your heavy machinery will improve its efficiency. Similarly, it will prevent unscheduled downtime by allowing you to spot issues before they escalate into more significant problems.
Once we provide a free estimate and you give us the green light, we start by designating a washing area. Often, the pollutants you wash away from your equipment are very toxic to the environment. Thus, many laws forbid those unregulated substances from leaching into soil and groundwater reservoirs.
Therefore, wash bays on construction sites give contractors a space to clean their equipment. More importantly, though, they help site managers comply with
environmental regulations. In the lack of a wash bay, we will work with your team to figure out a suitable alternative.
What type of tools do we use for heavy equipment cleaning?
To clean heavy equipment properly, one must use specific products and methods. To begin with, a pressure washer is an invaluable tool for the job. They’re often used to clean construction equipment because they eject a powerful stream of hot water that can remove ingrained dirt and grease. This concentrated stream of hot water can also get into tiny areas that would be impossible to clean by hand. Plus, we use special nozzles that won’t damage or chip away your paint job.
To get an idea of how much pressure a pressure washer can produce, we use PSI (pounds per square inch). We can measure the amount of water the machine uses in GPM (gallons per minute), with a minimum requirement being 4 GPM. When you’re in the market for one of these machines, consider both measures to find something that will power through your cleaning needs.
Heavy equipment cleaning services within the Phoenix metro area rely on pressure washers to get the job done, as they provide efficiency and expedience. However, handling these is challenging, so look for certified contractors who would take the best care of your machinery. For example, our company is certified by Homeadvisor Pro, but there are other programs that evaluate services within the area as well.
Heavy equipment detailing
Our service ensures thorough wash as we tackle the undercarriage, the hull, and every movable part. We also perform heavy equipment detailing on the inside, taking care of the cab as well.
Many commercial washing services are reluctant to clean the inside of a heavy machinery vehicle, as it is time intensive compared to taking care of the exterior. Often times, quotes would vary depending on your preference, so it is vital to communicate things through as you schedule the service.
Nevertheless, deep cleaning of the fabric, the command board and the interior plastic is more than necessary as it ensures protection against bacteria that thrive in such an environment.
Organic, inorganic, and mixed contaminants
Before starting the heavy equipment cleaning process, you will need to determine what type of contaminants you are dealing with in the first place. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say that the three most common types are organic, inorganic, and mixed.
Organic waste consists of grease, fuel residue, vegetation, and perhaps some animal waste. On the other hand, when we refer to inorganic materials, we are talking about minerals such as sand or gravel.
Mixed compounds have organic and inorganic particles and are the most difficult to clean. Soil is the most common mixed compound type, and removing all dirt and grime can be tricky. For this reason, you’ll need to use a strong detergent to break down all the stubborn dirt accumulating over time.
In cases where water cannot remove all contaminants, you will need cleaning solutions with surfactants and chelating agents. These agents make industrial detergents much more efficient in removing stubborn dirt and grime. Simply put, these chemicals break the bonds between dirt and surfaces when mixed with hot water. This allows for the easy removal of contaminants from most machine parts. Most heavy equipment cleaning services rely on industrial detergents, but choosing the right brand makes a lot of difference.
With years of experience performing heavy equipment cleaning, our company uses the best detergents to successfully remove oil, grease, and grime from your machinery. We are certified by Homeadvisor Pro and offer a free consultation to any customer within the Phoenix metro area. Dial (602) 513-0932, and you’ll get a free quote today!