B&G sprayers are an invaluble tool for pest control professionals. Your B&G 1 Gallon Sprayer is a well-built piece of equipment, but it requires maintenance. Since this is a relatively slow time of year for many pest professionals, it is a great time to do your B&G maintenance.
Here are some photos that demonstrate how importance B&G Pest Control Sprayer maintenance is.
B&G Sprayer check valve swollen to twice normal size.
B&G Sprayer filter totally clogged
These parts can from B&Gs that were way past the time-frame for required maintenance. Both these problems caused downtime that resulted in missed appointments.
Some B&G preventative maintenance tips:
1. Clean the B&G tank out really well. Be sure there is no sediment or debris in the tank.
2. Run clean ware through the B&G to clean out hoses, fittings, tip, etc.
3. Use an old toothbrush and a little dish soap and water to clean the B&G Sprayer tip. Do NOT use anything sharp or metal to clean the tip. If the tip is worn, replace it. A new tip is is cheaper than the chemical you will waste using a worn tip. B&G makes a variety of tips for different situations and applications.
4. Clean the filter. Replace filter if it is in bad shape.
5. Take the sprayer apart. Clean everything and replace all wear parts. Here is a partial list of those parts: check valve, soft seat gasket, cup, packing, o-rings & gaskets.
If your B&G has some significant age on it, consider buying a new B&G and keeping the old one as a backup. If you think you will need a new B&G it is better to buy it before you need it than to be stuck in the field without it.