Protecting Your Mobile Pressure Washing Equipment from Freezing Temperatures with Xtreme Heaters

Protecting Your Mobile Pressure Washing Equipment from Freezing Temperatures with Xtreme Heaters

Customer Inquiry:

Recently, a customer called in with concerns about their truck-mounted pressure washing equipment. As a business owner in the industrial pressure washing industry, they understood the importance of keeping their equipment operational year-round, especially during freezing temperatures. They wanted to know how Xtreme Heaters could help protect their mobile units from the cold.

Understanding the Industry:

Industrial pressure washing is essential for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in various sectors, including construction, manufacturing, and transportation. These operations often involve heavy-duty equipment that must perform reliably in all weather conditions. For businesses relying on truck or trailer-mounted mobile pressure washing units, winter can pose significant challenges. Freezing temperatures can cause water to freeze within the system, leading to equipment damage and costly downtime.

Customer's Requirements and Concerns:

  1. Continuous Operation in Freezing Temperatures: The customer needed a solution that would allow their pressure washing equipment to remain functional even when temperatures drop below freezing.

  2. Preventing Equipment Damage: They were particularly worried about water freezing inside hoses, pumps, and tanks, which could lead to burst pipes and extensive damage.

  3. Energy Efficiency: The customer wanted a heating solution that wouldn't drastically increase their operational costs.

  4. Ease of Installation: Given the mobile nature of their setup, they required a heater that could be easily installed and wouldn't take up too much space.

  5. Reliability: With their reputation and contracts on the line, the customer needed a dependable solution that they could trust to perform under harsh conditions.

Our Advice:

1. Choosing the Right Heater: We recommended our Xtreme Heaters XHEAT 700W model. This larger heater is designed specifically for enclosed spaces like those found in box trucks with pressure washing units. Its robust build and advanced thermostat ensure reliable operation even in the coldest environments.

2. Strategic Installation: We advised installing the heater in a location that provides optimal heat distribution. For mobile pressure washing equipment, this typically means placing the heater near the water tanks and pumps. Ensuring proper airflow around the heater is also crucial for efficient operation.

3. Thermostat Settings: Our heaters feature a fixed thermostat that turns on at 40°F and off at 55°F. This setting is optimized to prevent freezing without trying to heat the space to human comfort levels, thereby saving energy and ensuring efficient operation.

4. Regular Maintenance: We emphasized the importance of regular maintenance checks. This includes inspecting the heater and its connections, ensuring no obstructions to airflow, and checking the thermostat settings periodically.

5. Emergency Preparedness: In case of extreme weather conditions or unexpected power outages, having a backup power source like a generator can be invaluable. This ensures the heater remains operational and continues to protect the equipment.

Reliability and Ruggedness:

Our Xtreme Heaters are built to withstand the rigors of industrial use. The fully anodized aluminum construction ensures durability and resistance to corrosion. Additionally, the water-resistant design protects the heater from moisture and harsh environmental conditions. This ruggedness guarantees that our heaters will continue to perform reliably, even in the most demanding situations.


By using Xtreme Heaters, our customer was able to keep their truck-mounted pressure washing equipment running smoothly throughout the winter months. Our heaters provided the reliability and efficiency they needed to maintain their operations and avoid costly repairs due to freezing damage. Whether you're in the industrial pressure washing industry or any other sector requiring mobile equipment, Xtreme Heaters offer a dependable solution to protect your investments from the harsh winter weather.

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