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What size pressure tank is best for your well?Whether you are installing a new well or upgrading your current pressure tank, taking the time to calculate the best size of pressure tank for your well will ensure that your pump performance is optimized and sustained for as long as possible. There’s a reason that pressure tanks come in many different sizes, and it has to do with the fact that every situation is unique and demands for water pressure tanks will vary significantly based on your location, depth of well, type of pump, along with the desired usage for your water.

Seal Bearings prevent pump failureThere are a number of components within the pump system that have to work together to optimize a pump’s performance. The seal bearing is an important part of the internal design that facilitates the operation of your pump. Seal bearing may serve a simple purpose, but this simple purpose is one of the most important elements of maintaining your pump’s working condition. Seal bearings play the integral role in reducing the amount of foreign particles that are prone to contaminating your pump. Without a seal bearing, the lubricant of your pump would collect dust and other particles and clog the entire system. Keeping your seal bearing in good condition will ensure that your pump will remain in great working order. The main objective is to reduce the friction on your seal bearing in order to prevent unnecessary wear and tear. We carry a wide range of pumps and electric motors. If you would like your pump or electric motor serviced, we also offer onsite and in-shop repair and maintenance, so contact us to schedule your appointment.

Gone are the days when well water was manually pumped, but with greater efficiency comes a much larger selection. Depending on the location, depth and intended use of your well, selecting a well pump requires bringing together a number of different pieces of information in order to know which type, size, make and model will work best for you. We carry a wide selection of water pumps for various applications. You may be looking for a new pump installation or your current model may not be providing you with enough water. Contact us to assist you.

Electric motors provide a fundamental need for both residential and commercial purposes (you can check out our selection of electric motors by clicking here). We all know they serve an important function in our everyday lives, but how do you know what electric motor is right for you? There are a number of factors to keep in mind when deciding on the right electric motor to choose, the most basic of which is ensuring that you select an electric motor that matches your supply voltage. While this is a great place to start, it’s always best to get in touch with professionals, like the ones we have here at London Pump Supply Ltd. In the meantime, however, here are a few other factors to keep in mind when evaluating what kind of electric motor will be the right fit for the job:

When it comes to water well pumps, there are a number of problems that can arise due to improper pump pressure. In fact, it can be argued that pump pressure issues is a major cause when it comes to the failure of the water pump. Sometimes, people desire more pressure to their pump and change the setting without ensuring that their type, make and model can endure this increased output. Paying attention to this fact can help prolong the life of the pump because it is possible to adjust the well pump pressure to ensure that your well pump and its motor is continually operating as optimally as possible.

A pump seal may seem like a small component when you look at the scope of the pump system, but it actually plays one of the most pivotal roles in the successful function of the pump. The breakdown of a pump seal can lead to more damage to the pump itself, so it’s important to take notice of the warning signs and not let it grow into a larger problem. When in doubt, contact a professional. In the meantime, here are a few of the most common causes of pump seal failure:

Electric motors and pumps work hand in hand to accomplish a wide variety of tasks for both residential and commercial purposes. A lot of buyers choose to purchase both components from the same supplier, and this option definitely has its benefits. Electric motors and pumps work in collaboration, and your supplier will be able to identify how to optimize performance. We carry a wide range of pumps and electric motors, and have the qualified staff to guide you in the right direction. Purchasing the electric motor and pump from the same supplier increases the possibility of adjusting the capacity of the electric motor to suit the pump and vice versa. Another benefit to buying your electric motor and pump from the same supplier is that in the event of a breakdown or emergency, you’ll be able to make any repair a one-stop shop. They will be able to assess both components to identify the problem and offer a solution. This is also the case when it comes to the regular maintenance of your electric motor or pump. You won’t find yourself having to make two separate trips to two different service providers.

Waterlogged Pressure TankWhen your pressure tank is running almost continuously, it might be a sign that it is waterlogged. Not addressing the issue will ultimately lead to the motor and pump failure as a result of ongoing operation, so it’s important to keep a close eye on your pressure tank to ensure that the pump is running at normal intervals. A waterlogged pressure tank can be a serious issue that requires professional attention, but it’s a good idea to understand what might cause the waterlogged pressure tank in the first place to assess the best course of action. We are experienced and trained technicians, so contact us for any advice on maintenance or repair.

Changing a pump sealWhen it comes to the installation of your pump seal, it all comes down to your level of experience with the function of pumps. Whether you decide to replace the pump seal yourself or bring it to a professional to replace is entirely up to you. Take into consideration your level of experience and the time you can dedicate to the endeavour. You’ll likely have to make a trip to the store to select a pump seal to meet the exact requirements for your particular pump, so you may find it easier to have a professional, install the pump seal for you while you are there. Check out our Parts & Services page or get in touch with us directly, for more information.

How often should you have your electric motor serviced?Electric motors are found everywhere, and we rely on them daily for a variety of functions. The basic mechanics of a DC motor is converting one form of energy to another (for instance, converting electric energy into mechanical energy in order for this mechanical energy to be used to carry out certain tasks, such as filling the water tank in our home). While there are different types of electric motors to serve different purposes, from household to industrial use, there’s one thing that all electric motors have in common: they all need to be serviced . We rely on electric motors for daily purposes more than we think, and having them serviced regularly increases their performance and extends their working life.

Water Quality TestingTesting the quality of your water regularly is an essential component to ensuring the safety and reliability of your drinking and household water. Even if you have a suspicion that your water should be treated, until you properly assess the specific problems and types of contamination present in your water source, the right treatment option cannot be accurately evaluated. Water testing is the only way to be certain that your water is safe to drink or if problems are present, and is the first step to determine what can be done to treat your water. We carry a range of water treatment options , and also offer water testing in London and Southwestern Ontario. Get in touch with us today to learn more.

Quality of your pump seal makes all the differenceYou’re likely familiar with the sports-inspired saying, “you’re only as good as your weakest player,” and this same theory applies when it comes to pumps. Even a smaller component like the pump seal plays an integral role in the function and longevity of a pump. Investing in a pump seal with high quality materials will enhance the overall performance and extend the working life of both your pump and pump seal. Investing in quality now will only save you time and money in the future.

Keep your lube bearings in great working conditionKeeping the components of your electric machines in proper condition is absolutely necessary and can only be fully accomplished through being sure that each and every aspect of the pump and motor is in great working order. According to an estimate made by a study from API (American Petroleum Industry), about 50% of the defects in the pumps and motors are caused due to the improper lubrication of the bearings fitted inside the machine. Almost every electronic device contains bearings, and these important mechanical components is the cause of almost every major failure in electric motors. Keeping your lube bearings in top condition does not take a lot of time, but can reduce the amount of time that your electric motor or pump is in the shop getting repaired.

Is Battery Back-up Sump Pump necessarySump pumps are an essential part of keeping basements dry, as they remove any water that has accumulated in the water basin and redirect it to another area like a dry well or storm sewer. Sump pumps typically run in conjunction with a waterproofing system, in the event that the water table is located above the foundation of your home and water or dampness becomes an issue. Excess water can greatly affect the structure of your home, most notably at the site of the foundation, so having a good water redirecting and removal system in place is an important part of taking care of your home.

Blog - Treatment Options removing contaminantsYou would think that turning on your kitchen sink tap here in Canada would mean that you can easily fill your glass with clean, drinkable water, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. There are many reasons why common water contaminants, such as iron, sulphur, or calcium, are found in your drinking water, causing a range of problems from clogged plumbing to health concerns. If you are concerned about the quality of your household and drinking water, check out our water treatment options , or come by to get your water tested professionally.

oldpumpWell pumps have come a long way since the one in this photo, and there are a wide range of pump sizes, types, and models when it comes to determining which pump is best to suit your needs. Generally speaking, however, when looking for a well pump, you are likely looking at either a jet pump for shallow or deep well purposes or a submersible pump for a deep well. We are proud to carry one of the largest inventories of pumps and parts in Southwestern Ontario, and you can view our shallow well and deep well pumps by clicking here. We can ship anywhere, so even if you find yourself in Hamilton, Mississauga, Ottawa, or even Nova Scotia, you have access to our large inventory through convenient shipping.

pumpsealsRegular maintenance is an important aspect for making sure your pump stays in good working order. A part of the regular maintenance of any pump includes a thorough inspection of the pump seals. Pump seals are an integral component of any pump, and have a wide variety of configurations and components. They are durable, but exposure to certain elements can have a detrimental effect on their quality and performance. For instance, if a pump is overheating, the rise in temperature can cause a deterioration of the seal. A similar situation can occur if the pump seal is exposed to contaminated substances. Even if the pump is creating friction or vibrations, it can adversely affect the pump seal.

The Most Common Causes of Sump Pump FailureEven despite regular maintenance and choosing only the highest quality products, believe it or not, there are moments when electric machines stop working. Sump pumps aren’t immune to this, and while sometimes the issues are obvious, like a loss of power, sometimes there are issues and causes that are substantially more difficult to identify. Before you begin to identify the cause of your sump pump failure, take the necessary safety precautions. If you are at all unsure about your mechanical ability, you may want to consider calling in the professionals. At London Pump Supply Ltd., all of our technicians are fully trained and certified to repair and service a wide range of electric motors and pumps, whether onsite or in-shop. There could be a number of reasons why your sump pump has stopped working. It could be simple, but it could also be a sign of a larger problem.

Typical Causes of Water ContaminationWater contamination is often thought to be caused by the leeching of chemicals or some unnatural occurrence. While this is certainly the case in many instances, most forms of water contamination are simply due to naturally occurring minerals being present in your water source, which may cause deposits that clog your pipes or affect your health, when consumed in excess. Sulfur, for example, is found in rainwater as well as most rocks and soils types and is easily dissolved by water when groundwater moves through the soil.