Unless you have someone to do all the cleaning tasks for you, it is always a good practice to keep every nook and corner of your home organized and tidy. This is especially true in areas where bacteria and germs usually thrive. If you have an active lifestyle and love to do workouts at the comforts of your own home, then most likely you have a home gym. A home gym is one of the many areas in a house where germs can easily spread; thus, cleaning it regularly is must-do.
But are wipes and sponges enough to clean the area? How can you possibly ensure that all the equipment are spotless and germ-free? An electric pressure washer is one power tool that can help you out in this important cleaning task. After reading this article, you will be armed with new knowledge and tips for cleaning your home gym with pressure washer without damaging any equipment.
Clean the equipment using the microfiber cloth.
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- Use a domestic unit pressure washer
For all indoor cleaning, it is always recommended to use a domestic unit type of pressure washer. This will ensure you that you are using the right tool which is specifically intended for home use rather than for commercial or industrial environment. Most domestic units of pressure washer range from 1500 psi to 2000 psi. They are more or less like a garden water hose but use less water. Furthermore, most domestic units are usually electric pressure washer. Take the Karcher electric pressure washer, for example, it has 1600 psi and is ideal for light-duty cleaning, which is recommended when washing gym equipment.
Avoid using a pressure washer with more than 2000 psi pressure.
- Have at least 25 feet pressure washer hose
When cleaning your home gym with pressure washer, replace your default pressure washer hose with a universal expandable hose which is at least 25 feet long. This will give you more freedom to roam around the area without having to carry the machine with you. Choose the expandable hose which is made from high-quality PVC as this is more weather resistant and is very durable. You can also choose an expandable pressure washer hose that is compatible with both the electric and gas-powered pressure washer, just in case you need it for heavy-duty cleaning.
Have 25 feet to 30 feet of expandable hose when using your pressure washer for indoor cleaning.
- Avoid over pressure washing your gym equipment and gym flooring
A lot of people get carried away in cleaning that they tend to over wash the treadmill and exercise bike. Remember, cleaning your home gym with pressure washer needs to be done with attention to details. Thus, always set the water pressure to at least 1500 psi to 2000 psi. This range will allow you to get rid of the sweat and dirt that clung to the equipment without damaging any part. Just make sure to avoid the part of the machine where switches and wires are located.
Moreover, most rookies would change the pressure at different levels, but seasoned pressure washer owners know that doing so will only damage the gym equipment, as well as the gym flooring. Keep the water pressure the same all throughout. If you see a stubborn dirt on the machine, make use of cloth and sponges to clean it instead.
Lastly, if it is possible to clean the equipment outside, then please do so. This will give you more motion freedom when cleaning the hard-to-reach parts of the equipment.
Always wear protective boots when using a pressure washer.
- Do NOT use a 0-degree pressure washer nozzle
Cleaning your home gym with pressure washer also has safety precautions to observe. One of which is to get acquainted with the right degree of nozzles to use. Pressure washers come with different nozzles which range from 0-degree up to 40-degree. The 40-degree nozzle has the widest spray of water; thus, the stream of water is less concentrated. The 0-degree nozzle, on the other hand, means that the stream of water is very concentrated to the point of damaging sensitive materials in your home gym. In fact, a pressure washer in this degree can pierce through your protective cleaning boots.
So, always use the recommended pressure washer nozzle degree when cleaning your home gym with pressure washer. The 25-degree nozzle is the best one to use for indoor cleaning.
You can use a gun nozzle for cleaning gym equipment.
While many people say that cleaning your home gym with pressure washer is a bit risky, but knowing the dos and don’ts when using the power machine can actually make a difference. Pressure washing your home gym is possible as long as you know the necessary safety precautions, and you are equipped with the right pressure washer and other attachments like the rotating pressure washer attachment.
Have you tried pressure washing indoors? Which part of your house did you pressure wash? Share your thoughts below. Have a great day!