We all want to keep our pumps running for as long as possible. However, it’s not always as simple as keeping them clean and having the right oil. 

If you want to ensure your pump is working at peak performance and can last you a lifetime, then it’s important that you have the right maintenance performed. Take a look at some of the signs that indicate that your pump needs servicing or repair work done and for personalised support, reach out to the A1 Pumps & Motors team today.

1. A drop in pressure or water flow

This usually happens if there's something wrong with the impeller or if there's a problem with the pump itself. When it does, your pump will have to work harder to maintain the same level of water pressure, which can cause it to overheat and break down.

2. An increase in your energy bill
If you've noticed that your energy bills have gone up recently, it could be because your pump is working harder than usual. This is another sign that your pump needs to be serviced as it may be working inefficiently.

3. Loud, unusual noises

Strange noises coming from your pump are most likely caused by a build-up of debris in the pump, which can damage the impeller. The good news is that it can usually be fixed by simply cleaning out the pump. It could also be that a part is loose or that there's an issue with the bearings. 

4. Water leakage

Have you noticed a water leakage around your pump or that your pump is running constantly? Unfortunately, this is a sign that there may be a problem with the seals and is something that should be fixed as soon as possible as it can cause further damage to your pump and may lead to water loss.

5. Excessive vibration and shaking

If your pump is vibrating excessively or shaking, it usually means that there's a serious issue with the motor. With this kind of damage, it's best to get your pump serviced sooner rather than later as it can cause further damage to the pump. When left unnoticed, it can also lead to total pump failure.

6. You can smell something burning

If you can smell something burning, it's a sign that there's an issue with the motor. People usually report that it smells like burning plastic or metal and can be a serious hazard, especially if you have an electrical pump.

7. Your pump won't turn on

Pump not turning on? It could be because there's an issue with the power supply, the switch, or the motor itself. Regardless of where it’s broken down, it's best to get your pump serviced as soon as possible so that the issue can be diagnosed and fixed.

Is it time to call a professional?

If you've noticed signs of trouble, it's time to get a professional involved. Just like with any other type of home repair, DIY fixes may not be the most cost-effective or efficient option. 

A professional can diagnose and fix a problem in three steps: inspecting the equipment; determining what kind of service is needed; and installing new parts or making adjustments as needed. Most repairs are done during an appointment without needing to disrupt your day-to-day activities by shutting off water flow, so you won't have to worry about losing water pressure while they're at it!

Stay on top of your motor and pump repairs to enjoy the ultimate comfort and convenience!

If you notice any of these signs, it's important that you get your pump serviced as soon as possible. A pump is a lifetime investment and by getting it serviced regularly, you can ensure that it lasts you for many years to come. Make sure you also service your pump every 3-5 years – and if you're not sure when it's been serviced last, check the date of the service sticker on the side of the motor unit.

If you have any questions about your pump or would like to schedule a service appointment, don't hesitate to call us over at A1 Pumps & Motors today!


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