Easy Sump Pump Maintenance

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November 8, 2016
Easy Sump Pump Maintenance

Easy Sump Pump Maintenance

This article about easy sump pump maintenance will help you to protect and extend the life out of the device. Sump pumps are the unsung heroes in our households as they work on our behalf to prevent flooding and water damage to our homes. They work with no supervision twenty-four hours a day all year long yet they require a bit of easy sump pump maintenance just like any sump pump device will. If not, it has a greater chance of breaking down during wet weather when you need it most.

Do not take the risk of having disaster strike as a storm can leave you with a flooded basement with a lack of maintenance. Ensure the peace of mind and security knowing that it is working. Yearly maintenance is critical. During especially wet weather or in spring when snow is melting, perhaps more is necessary. And even during a dry season, it is important to check on the sump pump to ensure that it is operating properly. The easiest way to check on the sump pump is to pour a bucket or two of water into the sump pit. The device should start up automatically, and if it does, you’re looking good.

Next, you will still want to ensure that you clean up the unit of any debris such as pebbles, leaves, or mud which can accumulate on the sump pump’s filter. As this debris collects it leads to clogging. When the pump clogs it can overheat causing the unit to overheat which can lead to it shutting off prematurely. As you’re cleaning the filter you might as well clean the pit and the pump at the same time.

Once the filter is wiped clean unplug the sump pump and move it into your yard with the discharge line. Flush any debris from the drain line once it is disconnected using a hose and then spray the device with water until it is thoroughly cleaned. Prior to placing the sump pump back remove anything from the pit that may eventually clog the discharge line. Once you have returned the sump pump take the time to pour another couple of buckets of water into the pit to confirm it is all working correctly.

This bit of easy sump pump maintenance will make certain your home is protected and that you get the longest life out of the device. Seeing that your home and it’s belongings are at risk without it taking the initiative to complete this bit of easy sump pump maintenance will help you rest assured. All sump pumps will eventually wear out it’s just a fact. When you need a local plumbing expert for assistance with sump pump maintenance, repair, or installation feel free to reach out!

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