Extend the life of your vacuum pump with a maintenance plan.

A maintenance plan will help to extend the life of your vacuum pump and will be more cost-effective in the long run. And let’s face it, who wants to spend money when they don’t have to?

Optimum levels of production go hand-in-hand with a preventative maintenance plan. A simple maintenance schedule that includes annual or bi-annual servicing and routine vacuum pump checks carried out between services, is the foremost method of preventing breakdowns and maximising uptime to ensure that operators get optimum output from the machines.

The integrity of a machine’s vacuum pump is paramount and any loss of power is a cause for concern. The global pandemic caused a challenge to many businesses that struggled to adequately maintain these vital parts. We are still seeing issues but have managed to provide a consistent service to our customers over the last 3 years.

So why is it so important to regularly maintain your vacuum pumps, and how can you identify if your pump is in need of a service?


When a pump fails, production levels will drop. Any downtime in a business can be costly in terms of the following:

  • Loss of output as a result of having to stop production
  • Cost of emergency callout and carrying out any critical repairs to the pump
  • Having to scrap the vacuum pump as it is too damaged to repair (this can run into £100K+)

Downtime is the single most important reason to maintain your pumps. A planned preventative maintenance schedule that involves routine and planned maintenance will go a long way to prevent these costs. A maintenance schedule should involve a periodic check of the pump’s performance and an inspection of the wear and tear to all replaceable parts like seals and filters, and oil lubrication checks.


A regular visual inspection carried out by an operative will help to identify any issues between servicing and prevent any damage to your vacuum pumps. What should this person look for when conducting their inspections?

  1. Vacuum leaks from joints and seals. This will reduce pump performance and increase the loss of pump suction
  2. Noise increase or reduction. Anything different to normal levels
  3. Excessive vibration. This could be a sign of a misalignment which could lead to unrepairable damage
  4. Overheating of the pump or motor. This is a clear sign of a fault with the cooling system
  5. Visible blockages. These can be seen either within the pump or the cooling channel

If you are having issues with your vacuum pump/blower, want to extend the life of your vacuum pump, and are looking for a reliable maintenance partner then get in touch with our knowledgeable, expert team.

Phone: 01302 439133

Mobile: 07498 644840

Email: enquiries@ivacps.co.uk