sewage pump breakdown

Winter Sewage Pump Maintenance – Avoid Unexpected Breakdown This Winter

Businesses and homes we service don’t stop working throughout the holidays, and neither do we. We know how detrimental a sewage pump failure can be to you, whether it affects the use of your toilet at home or the functionality of your entire business.

Winter can be a difficult time to experience a sewage pump breakdown as many water service specialists close over winter, however, we continue working throughout the Christmas period. There is never a good time to experience a pump breakdown and regular pump maintenance is recommended to prevent this happening.

Common Problems In Sewage Pumps

Pump not turning on – this can be caused by a number of issues, including problems with the float, debris jamming the impeller, the pump not receiving enough electricity, a blockage in the pump tripping the electrics or that the pump has broken down completely.

Pump not turning off – if your pump isn’t turning off it is most likely a problem with your control float switch, it could be stuck in the wrong position or out of adjustment. If you notice an unusual increase in your electricity bills, it could be a sign that your pump is not turning off.

Toilets backing up – This can be caused by a number of issues including a blockage in the pump, a back- up in sump pump area or an issue with the septic tank. A sewage odour will usually be present before the toilets start backing up, if you do notice an unusual odour, avoid using your toilets and taps and call a professional.

Broken pipework – Broken pipework is a common problem in sewage and sump pumps and can lead to flooding of waste water. Broken pipework can be a very expensive repair job if it’s not caught in the early stages, this is why we recommend routine pump maintenance for all the pumps we install.

High-Level alarm sounding – The high-level alarm on your sewage pump is designed to sound when high water levels have been detected. A malfunction can also cause it to sound, you should call a professional immediately if you hear your alarm sounding to eliminate the risk of flooding.

Sewage Treatment Plants Undergoing Maintenance

The Benefits Of Routine Pump Maintenance

Most of the issues listed above are easily prevented with routine maintenance, where we check all the components of your sewage pump to repair any minor damage before it becomes more serious. There are several benefits of our maintenance plans:

  • Routine maintenance reduces underperformance and the risk of unexpected breakdown
  • Having your pump services routinely extends its life expectancy
  • Recognising problems early saves you money on expensive repairs down the line

Why Choose Mawdsleys Pumps?

  • Our tailored servicing contracts allow us to create a service plan that meets your needs, regardless of your budget
  • Our in-house team of expert engineers can identify and fix any pump issues on-site, this allows us to provide a quick and efficient service whilst also keeping pricing competitive
  • We offer 24/7 emergency callout, even throughout Christmas and the New Year
  • Our project management service takes you from initial assessment to final installation of your pump. Whether it’s a replacement part or a complete re-installation, we will recommend the best solution for you and ensure you know how your new equipment works
  • Our engineers are qualified Confined Space Accredited

Talk To The Experts

If you’re experiencing underperformance or failure in your pump, or your usual contractor is unavailable throughout the holidays, get in touch with us for a free, no obligation quote based on your needs.

We cover a vast majority of the South West from Bristol and Bath to Dorset and Cornwall. Call us today on Bristol: 0117 954 8030 and we will recommend the best course of action to get your pump up and running again.

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