When your high pressure water pumps aren’t working, you have to make a big decision: to repair or replace your pump. Each option has its pros and cons, but it can be tricky to decide which one is the right decision for your operation. Here are three factors that can help you decide if it’s best to repair your pumps or replace them.

Price Point

Sometimes the decision to repair or replace a pump comes down to how much both options will cost. The general rule of thumb is that if the cost of repair falls within 75 percent of the cost of the pump, you can go ahead and repair the pump instead of paying for a full replacement. If the cost of repair is over that threshold, you it’s common practice to simply replace the pump altogether.

Of course, this price point can shift from person to person, but it does provide a nice guideline if you’re struggling to decide between both options.

Timing for Repair and Replacement

Another major factor in the decision is how quickly you need the pump to be repaired or replaced. You can get a pump repaired in a couple of days, but it may take at least eight weeks for a new pump to arrive at your facility.

At this point, you’ll need to weigh the benefits of each approach. If you absolutely need a part right away, you may be willing to spend to money for a repair job, even if it ends up costing more than the price of a new part. However, if your business can sustain the wait for a new pump, it may be best for you to order a replacement if it makes sense financially.

Determination on if the Pump Can Even be Fixed

Sometimes the decision to repair or replace a pump is out of your hands. After an inspection for your high pressure water pump, you may learn that the pump is past the point of repair. In this instance, you’ll need to turn to either a refurbished or new high pressure water pump to make sure your operation is back up to speed.

Find a Partner Who Can Inspect, Repair, and Supply Water Pumps

Whether you need a pumped repaired or a replacement pump, HYDROPURE Services can help.

As one of the leading providers of repair and service for high pressure water hydraulic pumps in North America, we can diagnose the problems with your pump and help you decide if you should have your pump repaired or if it would be best to invest in a new or refurbished Danfoss high pressure water pump. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.