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5 tips on water pump maintenance

In order for water pumps to run correctly they require customary maintenance. Developing a water pump maintenance checklist will not only cut your expenses but it will guarantee optimal performance. Here are a few tips that can keep your pump functioning efficiently and trim down your everyday expenditure for upkeep or loss in revenue owing to competence problems.

Day by day water pump maintenance

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There are a few things you should have on your day by day maintenance checklist to guarantee top performance. First off, constantly double check to make certain that the speed of the water pump corresponds with the output in horsepower. Also, examine for leakages, fissure or wear and tear. Day by day maintenance can prevent damage and cut general costs radically.

Monthly water pump maintenance

Your monthly maintenance checklist is supposed to include of a few measures to protect against damage or pointless expenses. Your monthly checklist should entail checking and mending seals, oiling bearings based on specifications, confirm that the water pump is raised firmly on the base and change the motor couplings for adept output or transfer.

Yearly water pump maintenance

If you are well-informed about water pumps, normally you can perform the day by day and monthly maintenance personally. Nevertheless, yearly maintenance should at all times be done by a competent professional for multiple reasons. A technician is trained in the field and has the expertise, skill and adeptness. On a yearly basis a technician should examine the water pump to fine-tune, restore or repair the bearings, drive belt or any other faulty part. In addition, a technician needs to carry out a vibration and temperature examination to make certain that the motor is running in peak condition.

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Increasing efficiency through water pump maintenance

It is imperative that your pump receives steady maintenance to prevent preventable damage and overhead. In addition, you can raise the water pumps competence by a number of various methods like supporting the output with a small booster pump, cutting back bigger pumps that are not necessary and altering the speed of the pump so it is more proficient.

Special Gear for Water Pumps

Water pumps are ever in motion. To notice any abnormal changes in the waters movement pattern a vibration analyzer can be used to make certain the pump is running correctly. Fluid pumps also have sound patterns. Since the patterns cannot be heard by the human ear an ultrasound analyzer is used to establish any issue within the pump or pipes.

It is important to note that prior to performing any maintenance procedures on a pressure switch, turn off the power at the switch. The current needed to run a well pump is potentially lethal.

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Dennis Ayemba
Dennis Ayemba
Country/ Features Editor, Kenya


  1. My uncle lives on a farm, and their water supply came from their deep well. And he needs an expert plumbing service that can repair it.
    I like when you mention that ensuring the water pump will last longer will have proper maintenance. Checking water pump speeds, leakages, and wear and tear will help maintain and keep your water pump last longer. Make sure that well-maintained pumps and pipelines will provide potable drinking water.

  2. It’s good to know information when you say that ensuring that water pump last longer is essential to do a water pump maintenance checklist. Checking the speed of the motor and leaks on pumps is vital to consider in maintaining the motor pump. My mother’s water pump needs to be reviewed by an expert pump contractor because the last time I visited her, I noticed that there was a leak in her pipeline.

  3. Water Pump is so a common type of pumps that they can be found at home, in fields, on farms and other places. They are exclusively used for displacing water. Water pumps run on different sources of power. There are solar water pump, electric water pump, and engine water pump….

  4. I find it helpful to know that it’s important to contact a professional technician to conduct a yearly inspection and maintenance service for your water pump to ensure it’s running in peak condition. Marlo, my brother-in-law, who is also our next-door neighbor, plans to purchase a water pump puller soon. I’ll share this article with him tomorrow morning when I go over next door. Thanks.

  5. Wow, I never knew that a water pump should be maintained by a professional at least once a year. I think that my mother’s well has been causing her troubles recently. I’m not sure if she has ever given it maintenance. I will let her know how important it is to constantly check the well’s state. I appreciate your tips on water pump maintenance.

  6. Thanks for pointing out that monthly oiling will be needed in order to keep a pump in good condition. I will remember to develop that habit after getting a pump repair service soon. The current wearing on my pump is clearly caused by a lot of friction.

  7. It’s interesting to know that pump maintenance can be done in a yearly basis. I’d like to make sure that my well is in good condition at all times because I plan to use its water for drinking. Maybe buying a water pump puller will my well a lot more secure from potential damage.

  8. It never occurred to me there are daily, monthly and yearly checklist for us to go through in ensuring our water pump is properly maintained and run smoothly. The water pump at our home is in tip-top condition, so I was never really concerned about checking the water pump is raised firmly on the base. But now that I know that it is important to check it every month, I will add that to my list of chores while also inspecting the seals and oil bearings.

  9. I read with surprise all of these people talking about having annual inspections/maintenance if you have a well water pump. I have been living in my house in the country, on a well, for almost 20 years and have never once had anyone look at, inspect or do maintenance on my well pump.

  10. You made a great point about increasing you efficiency through maintenance yearly. My husband and I are looking for a well contractor that can help us install a water well for our plumbing system. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

  11. Our Well pump at home runs consistently, and I have no idea how to fix this. I never knew that part of the maintenance is to confirm if the water pump is raised firmly on the base and to check the mending seals. I’m not a very good owner; I guess it’s best to look for a Well pump repair service that can help me with my Well problem.

  12. Thank you for helping me to understand why maintenance is important of water pumps and how to maintain. I’ll have to consider how to take care of water pumps.

  13. Thank you for helping me to understand that it is important to have yearly maintenance on a water well performed at least yearly. I want to get a well drilled into my yard so that I can save money on my water bill. It would probably be a good idea to find a company that can do the drilling for me.

  14. I found it interesting that you need to make sure that the output horsepower matches up with the speed of the water pump. My mom is having a well pump installed in their backyard next week. These tips made me realize that they should get a professional to install and maintain their well pump.

  15. I liked your tip to have a technician come out every year to inspect the water pump of a well. My husband and I have been thinking about drilling a well on our property. We’ll be sure to have someone come out every year to make sure everything is looking good and working properly.

  16. I want to install a water pump. I like how you mention checking day by day if your water pump has leakages, fissure or wear and tear to prevent damage and cut general costs. Thank you for the advice. I’ll make sure to watch out for these things after having my water pump installed.

  17. Thanks for the suggestion to get a yearly water pump maintenance inspection. My husband and I recently had a well installed, and we want to ensure it runs efficiently and doesn’t have any issues. Hopefully we can find a great company in our area who can complete these inspections.

  18. All are very crucial to keep the pump life and performance .Maintenance plan,The check list including input power , working temperature and output/efficiency/. It is also valuable to have the catalog of the pump, reserve spares and maintenance tools if possible.

  19. That’s good to know that monthly you need to check and mend seals, oil bearings, confirm that the water pump is raised firmly on the base, and change the motor couplings. This is helpful since I just moved into a home with a well, so I’m trying to figure out how to do water system maintenance. I’ll have to find a company that can help me figure out how to do these monthly inspections or do them for me to make sure we still get water.

  20. I find it great when you said that a person who owns a water well should check and mend its seals every month. Aside from this, one should look for a local contractor who can fix it as well. Doing this will help keep its water clear while extending its lifespan.

  21. It’s very informative when you suggested developing a pump maintenance checklist for your water pump to ensure optimal performance and to cut expenses. My family is planning to build a water pump in our newly renovated house in the countryside. I will definitely suggest this idea to them. But in the event of pump malfunction that will lead to further repair in the future. I hope to find pump repair expert in town when we get there.

  22. I like how you talked about having a checklist to prevent pointless expenses. This makes sense considering regular maintenance is less costly than disaster. I’ll have to consider how to take care of concrete pumps.

  23. This is some really good information about well pump care. I liked what you said about how it would be smart to look at your pump yearly. It might be smart to have a professional help you check out if the pump is working properly.

  24. My uncle is planning to install a water pump in his backyard to serve as his emergency water supply. When I read that one should check for leaks and fissures in a water pump, this gave me an idea. I will find a well drilling service to install, maintain, repair, and replace his system if needed. That way, they can help produce freshwater for him. Thanks!

  25. Doing your research into water pumps is worth your time. As you said, having the wrong one just ends up being inefficient for you and your wallet. Do you have any more tips on what makes a good water pump?

  26. I like how you said It is imperative that your pump receives steady maintenance to prevent preventable damage and overhead. I want to get my water well maintenance this spring. Thanks for the tips on water pump maintenance.

  27. It’s good to know that when it comes to having a water pump that one way to keep it running for a long time is by having it serviced every two years. But I am glad that you also mentioned that if problems do occur that we need to have it done sooner rather than later. This is something that we will have to be on the lookout for so that we will able to get things taken care of quickly.

  28. I had no idea that water pumps should be checked daily for leaks. My uncle has been doing some construction work, so learning this might help him know when he needs help. Thanks so much for all the tips on water pump maintenance and when to get them repaired.

  29. I’ll have to make sure I do monthly water pump maintenance, like you said. I’ll check the mending seals and oil bearings to make sure it is running correctly. That will help prevent any major maintenance issues in the future too.

  30. Thanks for the tips on maintaining your water pump and keeping it working longer. Doing the regular maintenance is really important and can really lengthen the life of your water pump, especially if you have a professional out to help. I would imagine that you can catch a lot of problems while they are small if you just do the regular maintenance.

  31. My home is definitely a “fixer-upper,” so I’ve been wanting to learn how to maintain the newer parts. I like how you mentioned that a water pump should have monthly maintenance from you, and yearly maintenance from a professional. What are some important attributes one should look for when hiring a professional?


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