Pump Service Checklist

Here’s what you can expect to receive when you have your pump station serviced with PPS…

  • Carry out visual inspection of chamber, internal pipework/fittings and cables.
  • Pump down chamber in hand and monitor performance.
  • Check all float switches.
  • Test/check non-return valves to ensure that they are free from blockages and left in good working order – change if necessary.
  • Test/check cable jointing kits for moisture and corrosion (if applicable).
  • Test/check high level alarm/replace battery (if applicable). Check 240v supply/s.
  • Test/check battery backup (if applicable), ensure backup power is provided to pumps during power outage.
  • Swap lead drainage pump to ensure equal wear of both pumps (automatic pumps). Check auto changeover for control panels.
  • Carry out basic clean and wash down of chamber, pumps and float switches.
  • Visual inspection for excessive fat/scale build up so recommendations can be given for a pump station clean if required.
  • Adjust position of alarm activation float switch if required.
  • Check/adjust position of pumps activation float switches to prevent obstruction.
  • Test run all pumps in auto or manual and monitor performance.
  • Final check – cables tidy, gate valve left open, alarm/panel left on, 240v power on, service reminders reset, covers down.
  • Complete e-Job report card and provide customer with feedback.
  • Leave aftercare card and complimentary air freshener.

What’s not included in the service & maintenance plans?

  • Major pump station cleans (including hire of tanker/jetter).
  • Blockages due to abuse of the system.
  • Build-up of waste.
  • Maintenance to incoming pipework or discharge pipework.
  • Incorrect installation by a third party.
  • Inability to lift manhole covers and inability to service due to access issue at the property.
  • Excessive build-up of washing powder due to using powder rather than liquid.
  • Cleaning of the drainage system.