Pump Service - Keeping You Going With The Flow

Posted on: 31 July 2015

There are countless applications in their daily lives where people depend on a pump of some kind. The one thing all of these applications share is the need to move a fluid from one place to another. Whether this is moving gasoline from a fuel tank to an engine or moving water from a pool to a filter and back again a pump of some kind makes this movement possible.

Because people are so dependent on these pumps, when the pump breaks down it can have a significant impact on them.  hat is when it becomes critical to locate a pump service professional, like Stettler Supply Co, to get it back to working order. 

Just as there are many types of pumps, there are also many different problems that can affect them. These problems can generally be divided into 3 main categories.

  • Motor problems - Pumps operate by creating a vacuum which causes fluid to flow from one place to another. In order to create this vacuum, most pumps use an electric motor to turn an impeller. For a variety of reasons such as overload, electrical short circuit or simply normal wear and tear, the motor can "burn up". When this happens the motor needs replaced or repaired before it can be used. 
  • Clogging - Typically a pump will have some kind of filter or screen in place that will prevent foreign objects for getting into the pump. An example of this would be a pool pump which has a series of basket filters to keep leaves from getting into the motor. When foreign objects get past the filtration and into the pump it makes the pump work harder and can lead to overload, which can cause the motor to fail. 
  • Housing damage - In order to create a vacuum to draw the fluid it is important to maintain an airtight environment within the pump. If there are any cracks or holes within the pump housing, that will render the pump inoperable. One of the most common causes of this problem is allowing fluid to remain in the pump during freezing conditions. Expansion of the freezing fluid can cause the pump to crack from the inside. 

Fortunately all of these problems can be repaired by a pump service profession and when a person finds themselves in a situation where a pump they rely on is not working, it is a good practice to hire one of these professionals to make sure the repair is done correctly and completely.