Replacing a pump is always undesirable since it leads to extra expense. However, there comes a time when repairing an old pump isn’t possible. At Key Services, we often hear such questions as “Does my water pump need replacing?” or “Is it possible to repair it one last time?”
Sometimes, replacement may be inevitable, and continuing to repair the pump will eventually cost you more than paying for a new model. We always take the client’s side. If you can’t afford a new pump at the moment, we will try to repair your old one. In fact, we rarely face a pump which we can’t repair.
However, there are some cases when the repair isn’t an option anymore.
1) Severe Housing Damage
If the pump has irreversible housing damage, it’s time to replace it. Such problems usually occur when the equipment isn’t stored properly and suffers from severe corrosion. Another reason for housing damage is cavitation, when it isn’t stopped on time.
If you see the pump housing damaged severely, we still suggest you take your equipment to our shop. We will try to find a way to fix it.
2) Multiple Damaged Parts
When the number of parts to replace is too high, it’s often cheaper to buy a new pump rather than to repair the old one.
For example, a damaged impeller is not a problem on its own. This part of the pump can be replaced. However, operating with an unbalanced or damaged impeller for a long time can lead to bearing damage and a variety of other problems. Eventually, you end up with too many parts to replace.
At Key Services, we recommend maintaining the pump on a regular basis in order to avoid costly replacements. If you suspect the pump isn’t working properly, turn it off immediately and seek professional assistance.
3) Old Age/Long Operating Hours
No matter how excellent your water pump is, it has a certain “expiration date”. If on a regular basis, the water pump starts failing you before the next maintenance check is scheduled, it’s subject to replacement.
Overall, the majority of water pump parts can be replaced many times over. You can get a completely rebuilt unit, which can keep working for many years to come.
4) Better Pumps On The Market
Every once in a while, the pump manufacturers come up with new and improved water pumps for construction projects. Even if your old water pump can be repaired, you may want to consider checking out new options. Perhaps the improved models can offer better and faster services for your excavation site?
The next time you ask yourself “does my water pump need replacement?” give us a call. Our experts can give you useful advice about your pump’s condition. If you choose pump repair, we will do our best to make your equipment as good as new.
If you decide to replace your pump, we’ll be glad to tell you about our new models. For more information, please download our free Buyers Guide to Water Pumps.