Forklifts require frequent maintenance to keep them running at top performance. A crucial aspect of maintenance involves proper battery washing. Forklift batteries require regular cleaning using the proper battery wash equipment and processes. A regular wash can help battery performance and remove corrosive electrolytes, dirt, and pollutants.
Without a proper regular battery wash, you can expect a number of problems, including:
Since forklift batteries contain sulfuric acid, which can cause extreme harm, the solution can lead to chemical burns if the batteries are not on a regular maintenance schedule.
If you do battery washing yourself and do not dispose of the battery wash water properly, it can create some serious trouble. Fines can go up to $50,000 per day if violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The battery residue is hazardous waste that can lead to harmful effects on the environment when not handled and disposed of properly. Having the professionals at Battery Concepts International take care of your battery washing means that you know that wastewater is properly handled.
Thorough washing should be performed two to four times a year, depending on the usage of the battery. It’s crucial that battery washing is performed in a contained location and away from materials and personnel. Pouring battery water down the drain can lead to fines and environmental hazards, so it’s best to come to a facility like ours where it can be handled properly.
If you need battery washing or watering, we can help you take care of the process efficiently and with the proper processes. We also can repair damaged batteries when necessary to keep your business running smoothly. We have locations in El Paso, New Mexico, and Mexico that all carry top-of-the-line Hawker batteries and chargers.