Two SIGNS that tell you it’s time to replace your pump

submersible sewage pumps

We put a lot of effort into choosing the right pump for our requirements. We go through a million user guides, maybe even take a few consultations, and finally decide to choose the most appropriate pump. This remains the case for each and every pump including a submersible pump, dewatering pump, etc. However, most of us do not pay enough attention to the pump’s maintenance. 

One of the most important elements when maintaining a pump is to know when it should be replaced. This blog will help you to know just that. We have compiled a list of signs that should tell you that it’s time to replace your pump, given, you’re paying attention! Don’t worry, these are applicable to all kinds of pumps like submersible pumps, dewatering pumps, etc.

So, let’s dive right in.

Following are two of the not-so-common signs to look out for when maintaining your pump:

1. Keep an eye on irregular cycling:

Let’s say that the sump pump that you have is cycling on and off quite frequently. Even in heavy rains, if this is happening, you should know that there’s probably something wrong with your pump. Don’t panic just yet. It may just be something as simple as an incorrectly adjusted float switch. This could be something that is causing your pump to come on, even when only a few inches of water is getting accumulated in the basin.

Another reason for these problems could be wiring malfunctions. They could be contributing to the wastewater pump turning on and off at odd intervals every now and then. Remember, that a simple short in your electrical system, can prompt the pump to stop or start sporadically.

2. Watch out for visible rust:

The brown stuff that you are looking at could be coming from corroded battery terminals. However, keep in mind that sometimes the discoloration can also be due to bacteria. Most commonly, this kind of bacteria is referred to as Iron Bacteria, because of the color property that it has. The blight is what feeds off the iron in the water. Eventually, this is what causes discoloration. Not only this but in extreme cases, it could also bring about a gel-like substance leading to clogging the plumbing. It’s true that iron bacteria is not a human health hazard. However, it sure will cause problems with water flow in the drainage system.

In the end, if you’re looking at your pump, and your hunch tells you there might be something wrong with it, it is always a great idea to consult a professional for the same, rather than sticking with a bad submersible wastewater pump, or mistakenly throwing away a good one!

For more details, contact Darling Pumps.

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