A Helpful Guide for Commercial Water Pump Troubleshooting & Water Pump Repairs
Pump Motor Repair Services
If your business involves moving a lot of materials down the pipe, then you no doubt have to rely upon some heavy-duty mechanical pumps. But what happens when your pump stops working and no fluids are moving? That’s a great time to call AES! Advanced Electronic Services has been providing effective pump repair services for commercial motors and pumps of all types for many years, and we can take care of your needs, too!
How Does a Water Pump Work?
Simply put, a water pump is a device which moves water or other fluids by mechanical force. So, what’s the difference between a motor and a pump?
It’s really just a question of application – a mechanical pump is really just a specialized type of motor that’s designed to help transfer fluids from one location to another. Heavy-duty pumps can be used for everything from water to petroleum liquids, to chemicals, to wastewater, to sludge and slurry.
Two of the most common pump designs for commercial and industrial applications are positive displacement pumps and centrifugal pumps. “Positive displacement” is a fancy term for being able to move a fluid from point A to point B. Some examples of positive displacement pumps include diaphragm pumps, pneumatic pumps, hydraulic pumps, gear pumps, peristaltic pumps, lobe pumps, and piston pumps. Centrifugal pumps, on the other hand, don’t just move fluids. They make use of spinning impellers to both accelerate the rate of flow and increase fluid pressure at the same time.
What Can Lead to a Pump Motor Failure?
Industrial and commercial pumps are designed to provide years of reliable service, but problems can still develop over time. Proper maintenance and attention are key to pump longevity. Here are five of the most common reasons we see electric pump motors fail through our mechanical repair services work at AES:
Overheating or excessive heat
The presence of excessive heat is one of the most common reasons that pump motors fail. A pump motor that experiences too much heat can easily have its service life cut in half or worse. Maintaining your pump within manufacturer-recommended heat levels will greatly extend pump longevity.
As is true for other types of motors, pump motors need to have their lubricant levels checked and maintained regularly. Too little lubrication can lead to excessive friction and wear, while too much lubrication can end up blowing a seal. It’s also very important to ensure you’re using the recommended lubricant for your particular pump motor.
Since a water pump moves water, moisture shouldn’t be a problem, right? Wrong. Moisture infiltration can damage any type of electric motor, and a fluid pump is just as susceptible. Seals and other waterproofing measures should be checked on a regular basis.
Infiltration of other contaminants
Unless your pump motor is hermetically sealed, dust intrusion is always a potential threat. And the introduction of abrasive particles like sand can quickly wear down a motor’s contact components. Other types of chemical or contaminant infiltration can quickly bring a pump motor to a grinding halt, too.
Power supply issues
Another issue we see fairly regularly is an improper power supply. All it takes is one significant power surge to wreak havoc on your pump motor. Because this is true, it’s very important to supply proper power supply regulations for your commercial pump or industrial pump.
Why Should You Trust AES for All Your Mechanical Repairs?
Sure, there are other companies out there who also offer pump motor repairs, but none of them take as good care of both you and your equipment as AES! Here are some reasons why AES should be your trusted pump motor repair partner.
At AES, doing quality work is just how we do business. We’ve successfully repaired countless numbers of electric motors, servos, pumps, and more for our satisfied business clients, and we can definitely take care of your equipment repair needs, too.
Quick Turnaround Time
Of course, you probably need your pump motor repair done NOW. Our skilled team of technicians has all the knowledge, tools, and experience needed to get your pump repair done correctly AND quickly. Our standard turnaround time is 8-10 business days for most projects, but you can also elect to put a RUSH on your order if you need it even faster!
Experienced Repair Technicians
Pump motor repair isn’t just something we do on the side. At AES, we’re proud to maintain a dedicated team that focuses exclusively on motor repair and motor rebuilding, and that includes pump motors, too. Our repair technicians are both skilled and trained, and we provide ongoing training opportunities for our team members, so they’ll always be at the top of the game.
Repair Is Cheaper Than Replacement!
Pump motor systems can be expensive to replace. It’s even possible that the original manufacturer of your equipment isn’t in business anymore. Thankfully, AES can service and restore your pump motors back to like-new condition (or even better), and we can do so for less! By choosing AES, you’ll save time, money, and needless frustration.
Industry’s Best Warranty!
Don’t miss this, either. Every repair provider claims to do good work, but many providers won’t put their money where their mouth is. AES stands behind the quality of our work by offering a 24-Month Limited Warranty for ALL repair services! If a problem should arise within the warranty period that’s deemed to be a workmanship issue, we’ll provide follow-up repair service for you at NO additional charge. That’s a level of service you really can’t beat!
Connect with AES for Your Water Pump and Pump Motor Service Needs Ready to get your pump motor moving again, so you can keep all of your essential fluids flowing? We can take care of that, and AES has all your other electronic equipment, mechanical equipment, and hydraulic equipment repair needs covered, too!
Give us a call today at 866-386-1001! We’re here to help!