Caring for submersible pumps is essential to ensure their long-term reliability and efficiency in various applications, including well water systems, sewage systems, and drainage systems.
Proper maintenance can help prevent breakdowns, extend the pump’s lifespan, and avoid costly repairs.
Here are some essential care and maintenance tips for submersible pumps:
Regularly inspect the pump and its components for signs of wear, damage, or leaks.
Check the power cables, electrical connections, and the pump housing. Any issues should be addressed promptly.
Clean the Intake Screen
Submersible pumps often have an intake screen to prevent debris from entering the pump. Clean the screen regularly to ensure proper water flow and prevent clogs.
Monitor Pump Operation
Keep an eye on the pump‘s performance, such as water pressure and flow rate. Any noticeable changes or decreases may indicate a problem that needs attention.
Check Motor Oil Levels
Some submersible pumps have an oil-filled motor. Check the oil level as per the manufacturer’s recommendations and top it up if needed.
Prevent Dry Running
Avoid running the pump when it’s not submerged in water, as dry running can damage the pump. Ensure a consistent water supply to the pump to prevent this.
Periodic professional maintenance is essential. This may include checking the pump‘s seals, bearings, and electrical connections.
Professional technicians, like those at KJASons®, can conduct in-depth assessments and perform necessary repairs or replacements.
Consider Water Quality
If the pump is used in applications with poor water quality, consider additional filtration or water treatment to prevent debris and contaminants from damaging the pump components.
Proper care and maintenance are critical to ensuring the submersible pump’s longevity and optimal performance. KJASons® are the experts to consult for any questions about the care, maintenance, or repair of submersible pumps.
Our knowledge and experience in pump systems can help you maintain reliable and efficient water or wastewater systems.