If you live in an area with heavy rainfall and you store valuables in your basement, you may want to consider getting a sump pump . If you already have one, you’ll want to make sure it is in working order at all times. Sump pumps can potentially save you from thousands of dollars of water damage, but only if they’re working during an emergency. Here are a few common signs of a failing sump pump, and what you can do to fix them.
This is perhaps the most obvious sign that your sump pump isn’t working. If your basement is experiencing any kind of flooding, your sump pump isn’t working properly and needs to be checked out by a plumber immediately. Pump failure can occur if too much debris gets into the sump pump or if the pump has floated up against a wall, causing some of its mechanisms to fail.
If your sump pump is making strange noises be sure to make a visual inspection. Strange noises may indicate that the sump pump is being blocked by a lot of sludge or debris. Otherwise, odd noises may indicate pipe blockages.
No Outside Water Discharge
Sump pumps divert water from around your home to a far off location. If your sump pump’s pipes are blocked, or if the sump pump is just not working, the water won’t be diverted properly.
Sump pumps are most useful during emergencies. If a pump fails, your valuables are at risk and your home may be subject to water damage and mold growth. To ensure that your home doesn’t become partially submerged, have a plumber inspect your sump pump annually.
If you need to hire a plumber, then contact us at All Plumbing Inc. Located in Arlington, we specialize in drain cleaning, hydrojetting, and other general plumbing services. Call us at (571) 451-2971 and find out how our plumbers can help you, today!