Is it time to replace your sewage pump? It can be difficult to tell when your sewage pump needs repair, but there are some common signs you should watch for. If you notice a strange sound coming from your unit, it could indicate a problem with the motor or bearings. A motor repair can length its lifespan. If it is having difficulty pumping water and appears to be running more frequently than usual, you should have a professional inspect it as soon as possible. Let’s go over some common questions about sewage pump repair. 

What Causes a Sewage Pump to Fail?

Before you jump into repairs on your sewage pump, it’s important to inspect it first and make sure all of your components are in working order. This is especially true if you have an older system as some parts may need to be replaced. A professional motor repair can give your sewage pump new life. Start by first checking to ensure everything is properly plugged in and the cords are free from any damage. Look for faulty wires, clogs, or frozen lines. Any of these issues can easily cause pump failure. 

Over time, debris can build up on your pump walls, disrupting normal function and leading to repairs being needed sooner than necessary if left unchecked. Use a shop vacuum hose or pressure washer every few weeks to reduce this risk. However, having professional help in this matter can be beneficial and increase efficiency when tackling tough clogs.

How Often Should a Sewage Pump Be Serviced?

Regular maintenance and cleaning will help your sewage pump work efficiently and keep it in good shape for longer. You should professionally service your sewage pump every three to four months. Every year have a full comprehensive inspection. Frequent use may require more frequent servicing. Maintaining regular servicing is important to ensure efficient operation and prevent any damage caused by pump failure or overload.

What Happens if the Sewage Pump Stops Working?

A sewage pump must be repaired or replaced if it is not working. To prevent this from occurring, the pump should be serviced professionally every year. During the service appointment, leaks, blockages, and other potential issues can be addressed quickly before they become more complicated—and expensive—problems. A broken sewage pump can cause a build-up of wastewater in your home and create an unhealthy environment. You should call a professional immediately to repair or replace the pump immediately.

Contact LN Electric for All Your Motor and Pump Needs

For over 40 years, LN Electric has helped repair hundreds of motors and pumps. We pride ourselves one excellent customer service and high-quality workmanship. Contact us today or visit our store. We are fast and efficient with affordable rates for any repair or replacement job. We are committed to solving your motor and pump problems. Call us today.


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