Your gas station will see hundreds
of vehicles on a daily basis and all of this traffic will age your
station in a hurry. Keeping the gas station clean will keep your
customers happy and returning frequently. Most people would rather
spend a few more cents for a gallon of gas rather than standing
in puddles of oil, dumped out coffee, and chewing gum. A hot
water pressure washer will make cleaning your gas station effortless.
For getting deep down stains and removing old gum try a turbo
nozzle to get the most impact factor with the widest fan possible
from your machine.
Gas stations are also great clients for any pressure washing companies.
You can clean 2-3 stations a day and still be able to go home at
a decent hour. Using the right equipment is key to your success.
If you choose too small of a machine the jobs will take too long
and your service won’t be profitable. Keep in mind all pressure
washers do the exact same thing the only reason for a larger machine
is to do the same job quicker.
Here are a few things you may encounter at a gas station:
• Chewing gum
• Gas spills
• Oil spills
• Coffee and soda stains
• Rubber from tires
• Mud from traffic
Start by clearing the area of cars, and anything else that may get
in your way. If the station is open you only want to close one of
pumps at a time and stay a safe working distance from customers
and vehicles. You can pretreat oil stained areas with our 532
concrete cleaner, being sure to follow all directions. The most
effective spray tip will be your 15° tip giving you a good impact.
Connect your machine to the appropriate water supply and then turn
your machine on. If you plan to wash the store building and canopy
do that work first. You will only want to use between 2000-3000
psi depending on the type of building material used. Once you have
finished the building start pressure washing around the pumps, you
may use a lower pressure on the base of the pumps as needed. On
metal type buildings our 516
non-spotting rinse will really work wonders and make the building
shine.Using overlapping strokes continue by pressure washing the
areas under the canopy outward, pushing away the dirty water as
you go. A surface
cleaner will greatly reduce the amount of time pressure washing
the pad of the gas station. Heavily stained areas may require more
time than others depending on the amount of dirt. Rinse everything
thoroughly one last time.
Pressure Washing Tips Overview
- 0° Spray Tip – RED - This tip is
not recommended for wood applications, its
stream of water is to narrow and concentrated. This tip would
be ideal for concrete, and metal.
- 15° Spray Tip – YELLOW - This tip
is a heavy duty cleaning or stripping tip. You
can use this tip for cleaning concrete, loose paint, and driveways.
- 25° Spray Tip – GREEN - This tip
is for general washing purposes. You will find yourself using
this tip for your deck, siding, and your car.
- 40° Spray Tip – WHITE - This tip
has the least amount of impact. The white tip is great for rinsing,
cleaning out your gutters, and other sensitive jobs.
NOTICE: Amazing Machinery and/or the author of
any listed instructions on this website are in no way and/or can
not be held responsible for any damage and/or injury to any person,
pressure washer, or property being pressure washed by anyone attempting
to perform the recommendations contained herein. Always read the
product manual and use your pressure washer in a safe manner.
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to speak with one of our experienced pressure washing staff members.