Monday, April 24, 2017

Condensate Pump Repair In NYC

Today we at NY Pump & Motor Repair would like to discuss the importance of condensate pump repair in NYC.

The condensate pump is a vital piece of your HVAC. As it cools, your HVAC produces buildup. The system relies on gravity and a 3/4 inch to guide the water to the outside of the building.

Condensate pumps consist of three parts: the buoy, the supply and the pump. All the parts work together to reduce and eliminate the build up. As the build up level rises in the supply, it lifts the buoy which activates the pump. As the build up is cleared, the buoy moves back down, deactivating the pump.

Some reasons you might experience problems in the condensate pump include:
Condensate Pump Repair In NYC

  • The evaporator/boiler pressure is too high. The condensate pump's job is to to deliver the condensation away from the pump. For this to work it needs the pressure to be higher than the pressure in the boiler. As a general guideline, the heater functions at around 50 psi or less. On the off chance the heater is over 50 psi, the pump should release at at the pressure of the boiler. This could be an extra 10 psi over the usual 50. 
  • The condensate is too high for the pump to work. As the steam is trapped, the pump should sizzle. In the event is too hot--close to 190 degree Fahrenheit, the pump may cavitate when it runs. Cavitation is what happens when the radial pump tries to pump water and the water flashed into vapor. This may sound like rocks traveling through the pumps.  When the water is in its vaporized form at a very high temperature it can actually eat away at the metal propellers and damage the pump. For repair, you'll need to have the damaged steam traps repaired or replaced by an expert. At NY Pump & Motor Repair  we have been making simple fixes as these and complex pump repairs since 1941. Call us today and we'll be right with you. 
Condensate pumps are dependable and an essential part to the entire pump system. As part of their routine upkeep they should be regularly maintained and repaired. If a condensate pump is left without a repairs water can flood inside the building and rack up water damage costs. As a preventative measure, simply have your pump cleaned and maintained by professionals like us.

To learn more about our condensate pump repair in NYC, please call us today at 718-768-8700. One of our pump experts will be happy to speak to you. 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Pump Repair in NYC

Pump Repair in NYC

Pumps in New York City do an enormous amount of work every day. New York is the biggest city in the USA and any heavy machinery has to work extra-hard to meet up with New York’s deluxe-sized demand. And that heavy demand in turn leads to an awful lot of punishment on your pumps, sometimes to the point where they decide to give up and stop working. 

No matter how big your pump, whether it’s serving your house, your apartment complex or your business, losing your pump’s functionality can stop life in its tracks. Pump repair in NYC is always an emergency, but there’s a difference between acting quickly and rushing carelessly. When your pump goes, take a few breaths and keep these three points in mind:

1. Turn the Pump Off
The first thing you should do when investigating problems with your pump is to turn it off. First of all, pump problems can get worse if they are allowed to continue to run when they aren’t doing their job. Secondly, failing to power down your pump can actually cause it to injure you. Pumps are motorized devices, just like you don’t want to get your hand caught in your car’s engine when it’s running, you don’t want to get yourself caught in heavy pump machinery while the motor is running. Take the necessary precaution. Shut it down.

2. Pump Repair in NYC Is Not a Do It Yourself Job
Many home and business owners think they or their supers can make the repairs themselves, and, while they might do a good job with other repairs, a pump is an especially sensitive and powerful piece of machinery. Lack of training can cause you to damage your pump in the effort to fix it or, worse, damage yourself. Don’t act in a manner that will only increase the cost of your pump repair or, heaven forbid, increase your medical bills. Call a professional.  

3. Pump Repair Is Not Where You Should Cut Corners
Your pump is an important part of your operation and cutting corners with water heat, sewage, or other systems in your building is not worth risking on the lowest bidder. This is one of those cases where spending a little more money today saves you a lot more money in the long run.

NY Pump has been handling Pump Repair in NYC since 1941. Our pump repair engineers are experienced, qualified, and efficient. They can be relied upon to get the job done right.

To call NY Pump for a Pump Repair quote in NYC, any hour of the day or day of the week, dial (718)768-8700.