A construction site is a place that is filled with dust, mud and dirt all over it. You probably may not find a single place that is not covered with dirt and people who are there to clean the place finds it extremely difficult to keep the place clean and free of dust. They always have to be on their toes and clean the place after every few hours. One can imagine how important a site office is for visitors and they would not expect that place to be dusty. Therefore, someone will always have to clean it up time and again to keep it look clean. That was about the site office. Now if we talk about how regularly we wash our earth moving machines, we will not find many doing it on regular basis. It is due to the fact that we all believe that earth moving machines are tough metals and they do not need the care that we take for our cars.
Undoubtedly, heavy equipment are tough piece of metal but that does not mean that they be left dirty without being washed frequently. Washing the machine regularly will only increase its longevity and one may also see acceleration in its performance level. If one believes that washing earth moving equipment can be done by an inexperienced person, he may be partly incorrect. An inexperienced person can wash the machine from outside but may not be able to wash the interiors of the machine. He probably may not know if it requires a wash in that area of the machine. So it may not be wise to give the machine to be washed by any person who does it to earn quick buck. On the contrary, it will be prudent to take the machine to an expert mechanic and ask him to get it washed. If possible you can stay there and see how he does the work. It may be a time consuming process but will be worth your effort. Just stay there for the entire time till he gets it washed and see how he washes it so that the next time if you feel confident that you can do it yourself, you do not have to bring the equipment to him. However, if you are not so confident then it is better that you bring it to him for getting it cleansed.
If you are a person who has lot of work to complete in a day and do not have the time to see if the machine is well maintained, then you should give that responsibility to someone who can get the work done. Remember, maintaining the machine is of utter importance as it only enhances the life of the machine. You may find the operator the best person to take up this responsibility as he would be the one who will be dealing with the machine on a regular basis. So you can rely on him if you find yourself with short of time to do the cleaning stuff.