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Almost all pumps work the same way. By blowing the hot air inside and sucking the cold air outside, the coils and filters of your pump may get clogged with dirt and dust.
A simple cleaning each time you vacuum out will help your pump breathe much easier and improve efficiency. To effectively clean your pump, you can consider the following tips that experts at Pumpbiz have suggested:
1. Unplug the Pump
Take away your pump with a flexible tool and mechanical screwdriver. Wash the compressor, air filters, vents, and other parts.
You can use petrol or ethanol to wipe these parts. Afterward, add alcohol/kerosene to your pump, jiggle it, and wipe those valves so as to get rid of dust.
This treatment will give your pump a blast in steam. Basically, blasting the air helps to remove the leftover ethanol.
2. Wash the Pump after Every Use
Soaking or rinsing your pump won’t be enough, as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) have outlined in their current guidelines. To do this, you need to fill up your basin with hot water and soap.
Avoid using a sink since it might be contaminated with bacteria, which exposes your equipment to germs. That is why experts recommend using a wash basin to clean pumps. But you will have to clean your wash basin after using it.
When washing your pump, make sure you scrub every piece of equipment with water and soap. Rinse the soap from the pump’s parts by holding all of them under the running water. Let those parts air-dry on a paper towel or fresh towel over the counter.
Avoid also drying your pump using previously used dish towels. They may carry germs. Infections are very rare, but they may happen.
3. Treat Your Pump
Get the bolts or nuts fastened securely after installing your pump. Use the pump and secure bolts and nuts well. Afterward, provide the recommended pressure and get the garden hose connected to the nozzle of the pump.
Be sure to also grab freshwater free from toxins and pollutants, and double-check that everything is in place.
4. Sanitize the Pump for Maximum Protection
Sanitizing pumps every day helps to provide extra protection. It is especially helpful in the first few months of use or when your immune is more susceptible.
But if you have a strong immune, you can sanitize the pump weekly. After you wash the pump, make sure you turn on the heat.
With the parts disassembled, boil those pieces in hot water for five minutes to kill those pesky germs which made it through your first washing. Remove those parts using a clean tong, dry them with a clean towel, and reassemble them.
If you live near groundwater or in a place prone to flooding, you will need to regularly test and clean your pump. You may also have your pump checked after a heavy storm or snowfall. And if it is damaged or faulty, ensure you hire a professional plumber to handle the repairs.