If you operate any type of pump in your home or business, then you obviously want them to be in the best shape. If they operate at optimal levels, then the efficiency of your system is maximised. To accomplish this, it is important to perform regular maintenance on your pumps. Weekly checks could include cleaning out any filters, but twice a year or so, you should run a more holistic maintenance on the system.
The Big Check-up
Weekly and monthly checks are important but you should do some extra work every 6 months or 1000 hours of total running time (whichever comes first). This is similar to scheduled maintenance on an automobile.
Look over the entire pump and piping system to see if there is any damage, dirt or rust on the outside; clean the exterior, if necessary. Then grease and/or change the lubricant of the pump to make sure that it will run smoothly. If the levels are too low, top them up.
Check the anodes if fitted, and seals to make sure that they are in serviceable condition. Finally, run the system to make sure that it’ll function when you need it to.
The Importance of Maintenance
While it may not seem like you need to change, adjust and clean all of the parts of the pump now, extensive maintenance will benefit you in the long run. If you continuously perform these check-ups at scheduled times, you will increase the longevity of the pump. Also this will ensure that everything is operating correctly, and will reduce the risk of any unforeseen problems.
Like any machine, pumps need regular maintenance to keep the system running smoothly. Weekly and monthly minor check-ups are important but at least twice a year, you should perform a more comprehensive assessment of your equipment. This will increase the life of your pumps and keep it running like new for the years to come.
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