Your pump system would not be able to work properly without essential valves in place, carefully controlling the levels of pressure and water flow. These days, valves are manufactured to work for long periods of time, but eventually, excessive use will cause them to break down. By being aware of signs of valve failure, such as loud chattering sounds or random vibrating, you can ensure that the issue is addressed as early as possible.
Some of the most common reasons for faulty valves include:
- The valves have not been correctly installed or assembled – If the valves are not appropriately sized, or if they have been incorrectly connected, your unit will have weak flow capacity from the beginning.
- You have not scheduled regular maintenance – The toughest parts of any mechanical system will only stay strong if they receive proper servicing. When debris gets stuck in the valve, it will not work properly, so regular tune-ups are necessary to clean out the valve and get it working again.
- The valve seat seals have worn out – Inside a check valve seat, there is a special disc or ball that closes the valve gap so that water will not go in the wrong direction. The seat is then sealed with a waterproof ring made from elastomer. If this material degrades from old age, the seals must be replaced before the whole valve fails.
As soon as you recognize that your valves or the pump itself are not working optimally, do not hesitate to get in touch with our techs at Trailblazer Plumbing Services.