We noticed that our Septic Tank was not “bubbling” away as usual and discovered the Air Pump had stopped operating. It usually is emits a steady hum that slightly rattles the shelf it is sitting on but it was silent!
Upon opening up the pump, we found that the rubber bellows had fallen apart due to old age. We looked up to when we had previously replaced the bellows and it was about 7 years. It was another 6 years before that when we first bought the air pump.
So perhaps we should have been conscious of this regular maintenance cycle last year and proactive in dealing with it.
Anyway, we ordered a replacement kit which comes with new magnets as well and did the necessary repair work.

Its now humming away again , hopefully for another 5 years or more…

By Shaun

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