Beat the freeze!

Pump care in winter

Things to do

  • Ensure the ignition is switched off

  • Drain the pump volute overnight via the drain taps to stop water freezing inside the pump (volutes can crack if water is allowed to freeze in them)

Things NOT to do

  • If the pump has frozen, do not light fires underneath to defrost it!
  • Do not keep trying to start the pump as you may cause more damage


  • Save on downtime waiting for pumps to defrost or fitters to arrive
  • Save on call out charges
  • Save on expensive repair bills

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