Pressure Pump Owners Guide

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A domestic water supply pump also known as a pressure pump is responsible for providing water pressure to your home’s plumbing system. A storm water retention system similar in design, also using uses a pressure pump but supplies non potable water to limited outlet like hose taps, toilets and laundry. Familiarize yourself with how it performs and where it is located.

Be mindful of excessive water usage which can overload your system. For example, if water blasting the pump continually starts and stops, this will cause it to overheat and possibly permanent damage. Spread-out tasks like laundry and dishwashing throughout the week instead of doing it all at once where practical.

Your water supply pump is a critical component of your system and requires regular maintenance to ensure it continues to function properly. Schedule regular pump inspections and cleanings every 12 – 24 months, depending on usage. Additionally, inspect your pump periodically to check for any signs of damage or leaks. Your water tank should also be monitored for leaks and to ensure sediment build up is not excessive and could potentially enter the pump.

If you have water filters connected to you pump system, your filter cartridges should also be replaced at least every 12 months.

If you notice any signs of a problem with your pump, such as low water pressure or unusual noises, do not hesitate to call Citywide Plumbing and Pumps. Trying to fix the problem yourself can lead to further damage and more costly repairs.

Signs your pump system needs servicing:

  • Discoloured water is coming out of your taps.
  • The pump sounds louder than usual.
  • You need to continually reset it to get water flowing.
  • Your pressure is low.
  • You notice the pump running continually or cycling throughout the night with no water use.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your domestic water supply pump operates efficiently and lasts for years to come. For your peace of mind, Citywide Plumbing and Pumps offers a service to remind you about servicing. To set this up, please contact us on 09 4446504 or
office@citywideplumbing.co.nz.