How to Prevent a Disaster From a Failing Sewage Pump

Although we never want appliances in our homes to fail, the sewage pump is one part you especially do not want to fail. If the sewage pump goes, you could be left with a terrible mess to deal with that could cause a lot of damage to your home. The sewage pump is there to move solids and liquids between two locations – from the house and into the sewage basin. The sewage pump goes in the lowest part of the basin. Now, if that sewage pump failed, you could be left with sewage overflowing the basin and coming back into your home. That is why it is crucial to have a maintenance plan in place to prevent the pump from failing. Let’s take a look at a maintenance routine to keep your sewage pump in top shape, and what to do to prevent a disaster from occurring.   Common Problems Unfortunately, one of the most common issues with a sewage pump is when the power goes out. When the power goes out, typically it is out of our control. So, how do you prevent the pump from failing if the power goes out? By installing a backup battery to the pump. Getting a professional to install a battery pack will ensure your sewage pump continues to operate even if the power went out. Another common issue stems from improper installation. That is why when you are dealing with a sewage pump, it is essential that you have a professional do the work. You need to have a sewage pump that is suitable for the size of your home,...

How to Take Care of Your Swimming Pool Electric Motor and Pump

You spend a lot of time and money installing your pool that you want to ensure it runs smoothly and lasts a long time. Having a pool that the family cannot use is no fun. With proper maintenance, you can keep your pool looking and running like new. Part of your maintenance routine should include servicing the electric motor and pump. The motor and pump are essential for the swimming pool to stay clean and to circulate the water. Without it, the water remains still and can get dirty very quickly. To help you stay on top of your swimming pool electric motor and pump, and to keep it running efficiently, consider some of our following tips.   Check For Water Leaking Now and then you should take a thorough look at the pump to ensure the seals are still intact. If you notice water leaking around, you’ll want to fix any broken seals or pipe joints right away. If not, it could lead to more problems and eventually the pump completely breaking down. Clear Debris Around the Motor The motor needs to have ample air circulation. If not, it could clog up, overheat, and break. To ensure it has room for circulation, keep the motor clear of any debris around the vents. You can also clean the air inlets once in a while to help with the circulation. When doing this, make sure the motor is turned off and that no moisture gets inside. Clean the Outside The inside of the motor shouldn’t need cleaning if you keep up with your maintenance in ensuring no debris is around...

Regular Maintenance Will Help Prolong the Life of Your Electric Motor Pump

When you buy items like a motorized pump, you hope this won’t be a purchase you have to make in the near future. Why? Because you want to ensure you have something that is high quality and will last for a long time. Regular maintenance will help with this. Having a proper and thorough maintenance routine on your electric motor pump will help keep it running at its peak capacity. Not only that, regular maintenance will help prevent parts from breaking down and prolong the life of the pump. So, if you do not already have a regular maintenance plan for your electric motor pump, here are a few essential checks to do.   Inspection Inspecting your electric motor pump is one of the simplest things you can do for your maintenance routine. With a simple check, you could spot parts that are showing wear and tear, a screw coming loose, or something that broke off that needs immediate repair. Start by checking the bearings. A common failure in motor pumps is with the bearings being out of line, needing replacement, or lubrication. Look around the motor for all the bearings before moving on. Pay attention to any noises or vibrations as this could mean dirt buildup, in need of lubrication, or that it is time to replace them. Check the Commutator and Brush The last thing you want is to go and use your electric pump motor, only to find out it won’t run. Instead, including a check of the commutator and brush of the motor as part of your preventative maintenance routine will ensure the parts are...
5 Types of Frequently Used Motors

5 Types of Frequently Used Motors

Motors are all around us, and we can take for granted who necessary they are. Whether they are in your home, back yard, or a commercial facility, without motors our life would be a lot harder and a lot less comfortable. If you ever wanted to know what some of the most frequently used motors are, read on. AC/DC Motors AC and DC motors covert electrical energy into mechanical energy. While their purpose is the same, they are actually quite different motors. AC motors use alternating current whereas DC motors use direct current. AC motors have a long life expectancy because they are not constructed with brushes. DC motors are constructed with brushes and a commutator. This means that there is more maintenance and a reduction in life expectancy. Brake Motors Brake motors usually combine a brake and motor package. They are used to stop and hold action, but they can also produce motion. For their construction, brake motors have an electromagnetic disc on an AC motor. Together, this causes the motor to be blocked, in effect braking it.  Any solidly constructed brake motor will come with a high safety margin to ensure that it always works. Swimming Pool Motors There is a lot that needs to happen behind the scenes of a swimming pool for it to be fully enjoyed. And a swimming pool motor is at the heart of this operation. One of the most frequently used motors in the summer, swimming pool motors sucks water in through suction ports. It then sends the water through the filter to be cleaned, and then returns the water to...