3 Safety Tips To Keep In Mind When Operating Your Water Pump

Posted on: 28 November 2016

A water pump can be a useful thing to have on site when doing construction or any other kind of contract work. That said, just like with everything else on a construction site, you'll want to make sure you take steps to ensure the pump is used properly and safely by all employees. A water pump should always be repaired at the first sign of trouble as this is not a device you want to press your luck with. But in the meantime, here are 3 water pump safety tips that will hopefully keep your pump running without any problems.

Not All Pumps Are Created Equal

Water pumps share some common characteristics across the board, but some may differ slightly in operation based off the manufacturer of the pump. Just because your old water pump worked one way doesn't mean the new one will be exactly the same. For example, certain safety guards or shields may be in slightly different locations or may need some extra care and attention to function properly. Read up on the official documentation before you put a new pump into use.

Don't Push Your Luck With an Overheated Pump

If your pump becomes overheated, it will likely let you know very quickly. No matter how close you are to the end of the job, do not under any circumstances continue to run an overheated pump. Yes, it's a pain to have to turn it off and let it sit for a while but if you don't, there's a chance you could do serious damage to either the pump or, in a worst case scenario, everyone that is standing around it. Pull the drain plug if there is one and let it vent completely.

Don't Try To Transport Different Liquids

There are likely a variety of liquids or fluids on your construction site, and it might be tempting to use the water pump to assist you with many of them. But you should never, under any circumstances, put in any liquid into the pump that has not been okayed by the manufacturer. This is especially true for flammable liquids like gasoline.

If your pump becomes damaged thanks to overheating or another problem, you'll want to reach out to a specialist who can handle water pumps repairing work. But follow proper safety procedures, and your water pump will hopefully last for many years to come. Reach out to a water pump company like Jamison  Well Drilling Inc today for more information.

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