How to Clean a Backpack Sprayer

Backpack sprayers are convenient and efficient tools that we need to accomplish a multitude of tasks. Whether you are out to just water plants, doing pest maintenance, or spot spraying weeds it’s a tool that can a lot of things done in a short amount of time.

It’s lightweight, comfortable and is a companion for any hardworking person. As with all things maintenance is key for the longevity of our tools such as a backpack sprayer. So in this article, we are going to discuss a quick way on how to clean a backpack sprayer.

A Step by Step Guide:

Here’s your step by step guide on how to clean a backpack sprayer.

Clean out all the Formula

First off, we need to dump the formula you used for the sprayer. You need to be aware of whether you used a simple solution or a possible harmful formula for the work you just did. This is important when considering where and how to dump or clean it out. Remember, we need to be responsible when throwing out the excess formula from our backpack sprayer.

Clean with Soap and Hot Water

Just use a simple soap and hot water solution to clean the backpack sprayer. Any other cleaning products might cause a reaction with the formula you just used and might cause harm either to you or the material on your backpack sprayer.

Hot water should be effective in the cleaning process. Let it sit for an hour inside our backpack for a more effective clean. Be careful and watch out as you don’t want to burn yourself when pouring it in.

Next is to rinse the water out, again dump responsibly. Let the water pass through the wand.

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Clean the Wand and Filter

Now that you’ve cleaned the inside of your backpack sprayer, don’t forget to do the same thing for your wand and filter. You can turn on your backpack sprayer for this step but you can get by without doing so as well.

For this step, you need to refill your tank again with hot water. Then, simply let the water run through the wand and hose.

Next is cleaning out your filter. Filters are often disregarded but as the first line of defense of any cleaning tools, it should be prioritized. Scrub it lightly with a toothbrush or a bristle brush. You don’t want it clogged.

Clean the Shut-Off Valve

Lastly, clean the shut-off valve. Your shut-off valve is guaranteed to have formula on it too. Simple hot water should do the trick as well.

Things you should know

Some final tips:

  • Never leave your backpack sprayer uncleansed. If you want your tool to last a long time, then don’t eve’ let formula to sit on it after using.
  • Always read your user’s manual. Some backpack sprayers might have special cleaning instructions and we must follow them.
  • Ideally, choose a backpack sprayer that is lightweight and comfortable. Consider the area or the terrain that you will have to clean every time before deciding which product to buy.

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