SOP – Engineering – Checklist – Sump Pump for Plant Room Maintenance

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Standard Operating Procedure for Sump Pump Maintenance

Regular maintenance of a sump pump in the plant room is crucial to ensure efficient and effective functioning of the pump. An SOP or Standard Operating Procedure for Engineering Checklist can help in performing this task systematically and with ease.

The following checklist can be used as a guide for sump pump maintenance:

  1. Check the sump pump for any physical damage or cracks.
  2. Ensure that the sump pump is properly connected to the power source.
  3. Inspect the discharge pipe for any blockages or damage.
  4. Clean the sump pit of any debris or dirt that may have accumulated.
  5. Check the float switch to ensure it’s functioning properly.
  6. Test the pump by pouring a bucket of water into the sump pit and verifying that the pump turns on automatically.
  7. Inspect the check valve for any damage or blockages.
  8. Look for any signs of leaks or rust on the pump and its components.
  9. Verify that the alarm system is functioning correctly.
  10. By following this checklist, the sump pump in the plant room can be kept in optimal condition, ensuring smooth functioning and preventing any potential breakdowns. Regular maintenance is key to avoiding costly repairs and downtime, and an SOP can help in ensuring that all steps are taken systematically and efficiently.

Sump Pump for Plant Room Checklist and Procedure:

Required Tools:

  • Screwdriver.
  •  Clamp meter.
  •  Crimping Tool.
  •  Megger.
  •  Oil Can.
  •  Grease Gun.
  •  Plier.
  •  Spanner Set.
  •  Brush.
  •  Bush.
  •  Line Tester.

Consumable Parts:

  • PVC tape.
  •  WD- 40.
  •  Lubricating Oil.
  •  Grease.
  •  Carbon removing compound.
  •  Old cleaning clothes.

Sump Pump Maintenance Activity:


  • Check the alignment of the pump and the motor.
  •  Check the shaft if the same is loose or broken.
  •  The broken shaft is to be removed immediately.
  •  Check the bearing and if required do oiling or greasing.
  •  Replace the bearing if it is too noisy.
  •  Check the bush if it is loose or broken.
  •  Replace broken bush.
  •  Check the coupling of the motor pump.
  •  Check the but & bolts, and tighten the nuts & bolts if required.
  •  Check the impeller for loose & broken, and replace if required.
  •  Check the stainer if it’s broken, cleaning is also done.


  • The motor Should be of minimum 5 HP.
  •  Electrical control should be proper.
  •  Check for any burnt contact, loose electrical connection, and overall operation to be checked.
  •  The overload relay should be checked.
  •  Check the operation of the relay, setting, and loose electrical connections.
  •  Check the timer operation and time settings.
  •  Check for any loose electrical connection.
  •  Check for any loose & burnt electrical connections.
  •  Check the MCB rating and verify with the recommended Amp.
  •  Check the motor bearing.
  •  Perform oiling, greasing, or changing the bearing if required.
  •  Check the internal Resistance Value.

Other points to check:

  • Check that the full Load motor capacity should be 7.5 Amp.
  •  Check and verify the overload setting should be 8 Amp.
  •  The overload relay range should be between 6Amp to 10Amp.
  •  Check and verify the control fuse rating at 4 Amp.
  •  Check and verify the MCB rating should be at 32 Amp.

Remarks by the Technician:



Training Summary Questions:

  1. Why is regular maintenance of a sump pump in the plant room crucial?
  2. What are some key components of the sump pump that should be checked during maintenance?
  3. Explain the importance of ensuring proper power connection for the sump pump.
  4. What should be inspected in the discharge pipe during sump pump maintenance?
  5. Why is it necessary to clean the sump pit during maintenance?
  6. What is the function of the float switch, and why should it be checked during maintenance?
  7. How can you test the sump pump’s functionality during maintenance?
  8. What component should be inspected for damage or blockages in the sump pump?
  9. What signs of potential issues should be looked for during the maintenance of a sump pump and its components?
  10. Why is it important to verify the proper functioning of the alarm system during sump pump maintenance?
  11. List some required tools for sump pump maintenance.
  12. What consumable parts might be needed during sump pump maintenance, and why?
  13. Explain the steps involved in checking the alignment of the pump and motor during maintenance.
  14. What are the parameters to be checked for the motor during sump pump maintenance?
  15. What should be verified regarding the overload relay during maintenance?
SOP Number: Hotel Engineering SOP  – 12
Department: Engineering and Maintenance
Date Issued: 23–Feb-2018
Time to Train: 40 Minutes
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