What Happens When you Ignore your Filters

Posted by Andrew Greess on May 10, 2016

QSpray not only sells, but services the same lawn and pest control equipment. Andrew Greess of has an important visual reminder why the small, but meaningful step of checking and cleaning filters is so valuable. 

The filter was sent in by a customer to be serviced, it had so much build-up of chemical debris from months of not being checked that it was filled nearly 2/3rds full. To keep your equipment in top working order regular maintenance is necessary. It should be checked and cleaned by the technicians, then checked over by management to ensure the job was completed. It's the company's equipment and if a piece goes down for repair - that is money lost. 

If you've fallen behind on taking the servicing duties of your equipment contact, we can help get everything in working order again.

Andrew Greess: Hi, this is Andrew Greess with We not only build landscape and weed control sprayers, but we service them as well. When sprayers come in for service, we see some mighty strange things. I want to share one of them with you today.

One of the main causes of spray equipment problems is technicians not checking and cleaning their filter. This dirty filter takes the cake. You can see by looking inside it that this was a weed control sprayer because the buildup chemical debris is all orange. There's obviously a pre‑immersion.

This cup is what holds the actual filter screen. The filter screen should be this big. Because this chemical's sand, rock, debris is absolutely rock solid about two thirds the way up here. There clearly was no screen here. Clearly, this filter had not been checked for months.

One of the things you can do to prevent spray equipment problems is check your filter or ensure your technicians are checking their filter. Then, make sure to follow up and check them to make sure that they are in fact cleaning the filter.

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