A high pressure pump can be used in a variety of different ways. It pumps water, liquids, or sludge out of wells, tanks or other areas where the liquid is not wanted or needed. If you regularly use high pressure pumps, one of the things you should know is what the signs are that your high pressure pump is nearing the end of its lifespan. Here are four of those signs.
A Decrease in Water Pressure
One of the signs that your high pressure pump may give you if it is nearing or at the end of its lifespan is a decrease in water pressure. As you use the pump, you become familiar with how much water or liquid the pump is able to pump out regularly. As you near the end of a tank or puddle, water pressure may naturally decrease. However, if there is still plenty of liquid left to pump out and it seems like your pump is losing steam and there is a decrease in the flow or output of the liquid that is being removed, pressure may be decreasing. This is a key indicator your pump is approaching the end of its life.
The Unit Routinely Overheats
Another indication that your high pressure pump is nearing the end of its life is a unit that routinely overheats. If you run your pump for long periods of time, especially in extreme heat, your pump may overheat here and there. However, if your pump regularly overheats when you are trying to use it, it is likely at the end of its lifespan.
You Hear Strange Sounds When the Unit Is Operating
Your high pressure pump is not silent when it is in operation. It is normal to hear humming sounds or even gurgling sounds as liquid is pumped into the unit and pushed out. However, if you hear any strange sounds, such as grinding, banging, screeching or squealing, you may be in need of high pressure pump repair or replacement.
The Unit Excessively Vibrates
The final sign that your high pressure pump is nearing the end of its life is a unit that excessively vibrates when it is in operation. Your pump should stay relatively still as it works. If it is vibrating and the vibration seems to be getting worse each time you use the unit, it needs to be replaced.
If your high pressure pump is showing you one or more of these signs, there is a very good chance that the pump is approaching or nearing the end of its lifespan. Now is a great time to consider investing in another high pressure pump, before your existing one stops working.