Here at Pat’s Pump & Blower, we know that you care about your plant or operation and that you want to keep everything running smoothly. The first step to accomplishing this goal is to pay attention to your equipment and its components to take note of any changes in order to catch potential problems in their early stages. As you can guess from our name, our team’s expertise lies primarily in things like vacuum pumps, so in this article we’ll go over how to tell if your vacuum pump needs repair.
- Weird Noises or Vibrations. One sign that you need vacuum pump repair is unusual noises or excessive vibration–while all machinery makes some noise and vibrates at least a little, if your pump is making noises it didn’t make yesterday or is shaking more than is normal, you have a problem. These issues can have several causes, such as bearing failure or a foreign object rattling inside. To find out for sure, we encourage you to call our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower for a professional assessment.
- Excessive Heat. Another sign that you probably need vacuum pump repair is if your pump overheats. This is most frequently caused by the flow of fluid being restricted in some way, such as by a clogged recirculation port or an obstructed air release valve. If your pump is running too hot, you’re losing both efficiency and total lifespan on the machine, so we recommend getting it checked out as soon as possible.
- Reduction in Pump Flow. The third warning sign that you need vacuum pump repair which we’ll cover here is reduced pump flow. You’ll probably first notice this problem as your pump taking longer and longer to do its job, indicating that the flow in and out has been decreased. This can be caused by a number of things, such as a damaged impeller, clogged suction line, and so on. Fortunately, you can turn to our team at Pat’s Pump & Blower to examine the problem and address it effectively.