The frequency of maintenance checks will depend on your pump station. For example, a high demand pump station may require three interim services and one major service per year. Whereas, a pump station with low to medium use might only require one interim and one major service per year. When discussing your plan, we’ll get to know your business and it’s peak times to ensure the plan is tailored to your needs.
A pump maintenance schedule can help keep your pump running efficiently, prevent failures and keep your premises free from disruption. When you have an efficient working pump system in place, it can be easy to become complacent and ignore maintenance checks, however, we recommend you have your station checked at least twice a year.
In some domestic and commercial environments, wastewater needs to be elevated to reach the main sewer line, this is where a pump comes in.
A pump provides the pressure needed to move fluids up to the main sewer lines but if they fail or become blocked wastewater can begin to overflow out of the pump station. Not only could this cause a loss of revenue to your business or home through damage and site closures it could become costly to repair. For this reason, it is important to carry out regular pump maintenance checks and servicing to keep your pumps running efficiently.
Pump Maintenance Service Plan
Creating a routine pump maintenance service plan will ensure regular cleaning and checks are taking place at a time that suits you and minimises disturbance to your business or home. These regular services can help prevent unexpected costs from emergency repairs and gives you confidence in knowing your wastewater is taken care of.
Typically, a service is recommended every 3-6 months depending on the size of the pump and the frequency of use. When creating a plan, our specialist pump engineers will get to know your business to ensure the timings and details of the plan are tailored to your requirements.
What’s Included in a Pump Maintenance Service
During a maintenance check, our engineers will examine the pump to ensure there are no leaks, check the oil levels, check the condition of the control panel, clean and check all floats to confirm they activate the pump correctly and also assess the access covers and manholes. This maintenance prevents any blockages and identifies any causes for concern before they become a problem and cause you disruption.
Expert Pump Maintenance
At Metro Rod, we have a team of nationwide engineers available 24/7, 365 days a year operating from over 45 depots. Meaning we’re always local to you, within one hour drive of 85% of the UK’s commercial companies. We aim to not only deliver a high-quality service but fully understand your business to provide you with long-lasting solutions which keep your business’ drainage and pump systems running in optimal condition.
All our pump engineers are trained to the highest industry standards to ensure not only their safety but the safety of our customers. This is verified by many external partners such as the Alcumus Safe Contractor Accreditation. You can view our full list of accreditations and memberships here.
Contact Metro Rod
To discuss a pump maintenance service plan, contact your local depot or call us on 0800 66 88 00.
Pump Maintenance FAQ's
When do I need pump maintenance?
Why do I need pump maintenance?
Pump maintenance can help identify any issues early on and therefore prevent any emergency fixes or unexpected costs. Without a pump maintenance service plan you run the risk of blockages, rust and erosion which can all cause the pump to become weak and inefficient over time.
What is included in a pump maintenance plan?
Interim maintenance visit: (2 or 3 visits per year, depending on use)
- Check the condition of the control panel and all electrical elements
- Meter reading
- Check for any leaks from the pipework
- Check the condition and operation of the float switches
- Check the condition of the guide rails and lifting chains
Major maintenance visit: (1 visit per year)
- As above, plus:
- Lift the pumps out of the pump chamber to check the oil and mechanical function
- Clean any debris from the float switches to ensure they are functioning properly
Want to discuss your pump maintenance?
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