It’s the season of love, so we thought we would talk about the heart of the plumbing system in many homes and businesses – the water pump. In many homes, it is the piece of equipment that keeps the water coursing through the pipes. And just like a heart, problems with a pump, can mean major problems with the plumbing. How do you know if your water pump has issues? And what do you do about it? Here are some Water Pump tips from Hubb Plumbing:
- Know where the water pump is located and check on it from time to time. Sometimes, the only sign of disrepair is a little bit of water seeping out from the pump cover or a rumbling noise. If you know what looks normal, chances are, you will notice when something goes awry.
- Get routine maintenance. A quick check-up now and then can save you from major repairs or pump replacement later. Different pumps have different needs, so ask your favorite plumber (ahem) if there is anything special you need to do to maintain it.
- Pay attention to water pressure. If your water pressure falters, disappears or is inconsistent, it could be a water pump problem. If you suspect something is up, you can eye the pump yourself to see if you notice any changes.
- Call an expert. Water pump problems can be complex and difficult to diagnose. They can be caused by a wide range of issues, from electrical to mechanical. They could also be completely unrelated to the pump, perhaps caused by clogs or low inputs. So, before you start tinkering with the heart, the best course of action is to call an expert as soon as possible.
Hubb Plumbing is proud to help Gwinnett residents maintain the heart of their plumbing systems, call us to prevent more costly repairs!
It’s good to know more about water pumps. I didn’t realize that just a little bit of seeping water could be a sign of an issue. When we move into our new home, I’ll have to watch the pump to make sure it’s doing alright.