We’ve come up with a handy list of what you can do yourself to keep your home pump system in fit condition to ensure it is working at optimum.
If your property relies on a home pressure system, then ensuring your pump is in good working order means you’ll get the quality and quantity of water you expect when you turn on the tap. But it’s not just taking care of the pump, regular checks of the whole system are imperative. There are some easy things you can do to keep your pump in tip top shape, and some things that are better left to the experts.
What you can do
They may seem simple but these quick and easy checks, if done regularly, can go a long way to help you avoid unnecessary problems and catch potential hazards before they cause major damage.
Check your tank water levels – running out of water can cause your pump to cut out and can mean you are left with blocked pipes as sediment and debris gather in the bottom of the tank. For the system to run smoothly, plenty of clean water is needed. Regular checks regardless of the weather or the season mean you won’t get caught short.
Check for unusual noises – a clunk, a bang, a rattle or a straining sound are often tell-tale signs something is not right. Have someone run the water in your home while you listen to the pump turn on and off again. If you hear something that doesn’t sound right give us a call.
Keep the pump safe and dry – Make sure the pump is sheltered from the weather and has adequate drainage in the event of leakage and/or weather ingress. Ensuring your pump is in a safe and dry environment and clear of debris helps it perform well.
Things you can leave up to the experts…
We don’t cut corners with our regular maintenance calls, ensuring you are getting the best possible care for your pump or home pressure system with our comprehensive service. Here’s what our experts cover in a routine maintenance check…
Motor capacitor readings
Pressure vessel/tank charged to the correct pressure