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Pump Seals

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:

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.

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.

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.