We install, repair, unblock and service pump stations and pumped sewage treatment plants. We will test your problematic pump to find out whether you have an electrical or a mechanical fault. Often before we can get to your pump we will need to remove the foul water in the pit by using our over pump. Once this is done we can disconnect the pump and investigate for mechanical issues. It is very common that there is a non degradable waste product clogging up the impeller of the pump. This may have burnt the electric motor in the pump if the trip has not been activated or it may have been caught in time before any lasting damage has been done to the pump.
The pumped outgoing line can become clogged over time and we can try to unblock or replace the pumped line with a new pressurised line with a non return valve if required. The pumped line usually only has problems if the original pump installed is not entirely “man enough” to do the job. A good pressurised flow should prevent any smaller solids from building up in the pressurised line. The pump specifications will give a maximum vertical height which will give us a clearer picture.
In the worst case the pump motor will have burnt out and you will need a replacement pump. We can advise on the pump type, order and install a new pump for you. In the mean time we can leave you with a temporary solution whilst the pump is delivered so that you can continue to use your facilities.
Pump service contracts
It is best to avoid a pump problem in the first place and have a regular maintenance contract as per the manufacturers recommendations. We will test for any deterioration of the electrical insulation, pump trip switches, high level alarm, loss of power and amps drawn down. We will also test for mechanical problems such as float valve operation, guide rails, chains, outgoing pipe with the non-return valve, and pumps for blockages and also pump oil changes. Optional extras would be for fat, oil and grease management relating to the pump pit and associated pipes.