Submersible pumps are in greater demand and well known for their energy efficiency and longer life expectancy. They are more energy efficient because submersible pumps use water pressure to propel water towards the surface or into the pump and push out of the diffuser, which doesn’t require much power. This is unlike other pumps with the primary function of pulling water to the surface.
Submersible pump installation is usually required in places where the pump needs to be fully immersed in water. Submersible pumps hold their motor in a sealed, oil-filled chamber, which adds to their prolonged life expectancy. This chamber protects the motor against weathering effects like rain, dust and debris and eventual corrosion. As the pump needs to function underwater, this chamber also helps keep the motor protected from water damage.
However, like other pumps, submersible pumps aren’t without flaw either, and they require proper installation and repair in case of situations like fibre and debris clogging water impeller. Submersible pump repair may also be needed as the float switch of this pump is especially vulnerable to electrical issues.
That said, if the submersible pump installation is done correctly in a suitable setting, it will give you long-lasting performance for years.
For proper submersible pump installation, properly inspect the well or the setting where you want to place the pump. You would need to check for external damage to the casing and also the water depth. The supplied pump components need to be inspected as well to see if they are in order. The motor would need to be appropriately fitted inside the submersible pump with greasing lubrication for a successful installation. Several other steps go into submersible pump installation, so it’s best to hire a professional service if you are generally unfamiliar with the process.
Submersible pump repair work is best done by professional experts as well. The common problem for which you may need to conduct submersible pump repair or maintenance are –
Motor failing to start, motor starting too frequently or running continuously, overload protector issues, low water processing through the pump, noisy function etc.
As we mentioned before, these pumps are vulnerable to impeller clogging issues. But this issue can easily be fixed at home if you know your way around basic submersible pump repairs. Primarily check the power supply of the pump as that could be a possible cause.
If the power supply is in order, then you need to conduct a submersible pump repair on the impeller. This repair process is simple enough as all you have to do is take out the pump from the installation area and unscrew the chamber to take out the impeller. Clean the chamber, along with any debris clogging the impeller by putting it under a running water faucet. When you finish cleaning the debris, shake off extra water, place the parts in their original position, and reattach the screws. Once you are done, reinstall the submersible pump in its original place and try running it. If your pump still fails to run, then you may need professional submersible pump repair services.