SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDED PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE FOR HYDROMATIC GRINDER PUMPS
(See Manufacturer's Literature and Recommendations at bottom of page)
A preventative maintenance program as suggested by the manufacturer can help prolong the life of your grinder pump. You may want to further discuss this with your plumber/service technician.
- Twice a year:
- Physical inspection of the system
- Eliminating grease build-up which could impede proper operation on the level controls or obstruct flow to the pump intake
- Once Every Two Years:
- Pump & control inspection (refer to manufacturer’s literature)
- After Five Years of Operation:
- Physical inspection of the rotating elements on the pump, including cutters, impeller & bearings
NOTE: Required frequency of maintenance may vary from residence to residence based on individual usage patterns.
- Notice wet spots around the tank in your yard and it hasn’t rained recently? This could indicate there is a leakage or overflow from the grinder pump tank in your yard. Contact your plumber to investigate.
- If the alarm keeps going off when it rains – This could mean rainwater may be getting into your grinder pump system and over loading it. Contact your plumber to investigate.
- The unit becomes smelly – When operating normally there should be no noticeable odors coming from the unit.
- If it gets smelly, run clean water down your kitchen, laundry or bathroom sink until the pump runs.
- If there is significant grease accumulation or build up inside the tank, you may want to have the basin pumped out and then flush and/or clean it.