It’s freezing! DIY essential maintenance on misting equipment as the temperatures drop

Don’t get left out in the cold this winter. As the temperature drops below freezing, we recommend doing the following to avoid costly damage to misting equipment. 

  1. Before the weather hits freezing temperatures, flush any water lines with Microsol / ASE Disinfect – this reduces the risk of legionella and clears away any debris that has accumulated over the warmer months.
  2. Do NOT turn on misting equipment once temperatures are below freezing, it can cause damage to internal parts.
  3. If mobile equipment is to be left on-site but not in use during the coldest months, please try to cover the bowser with tarpaulin (or similar) to reduce frost-damage.
  4. If you’re planning to turn your system off for the winter, empty all water in the system and flush (see 1.)

Equipment specific advice:

Cannons: Empty the bowser of water and drain the cannon pump by removing the drain plug at the rear of the pump. Cover bowser if left un-used for long periods of time.

Rotary Atomisers (mobile): empty bowsers of water and flush lines. Cover bowser if left un-used for long periods of time.

Pacific Mobiles / Quattro units: empty the bowser of water and open the flushing valves at the ends of the nozzle lines to allow the lines to drain – leave these valves open during especially cold periods. Cover bowser if left un-used for long periods of time.

Static/Installed systems: Turn off the main water feed to the control panel and allow the system to run for approx. 2 mins and then turn off the system. Open the flush valves and leave them open.

Service plans

We offer a variety of bespoke service plans, to help ensure your equipment stays at its best. Weather-related health checks can be tied in with your service plan to make sure your equipment is ready to face the colder months and reduce the chance of damage. Our service plans can be combined with a number of other products and services, please contact your account manager for more information.

If you’d like to add a service plan to your package with us, please contact our experts.

Phone: 01905 362100