You may not be completely aware of the intricacies of your plumbing and pipes, and a sump pump is likely not something you think about every day. You may not even know exactly what a sump pump is or how to know when yours is in need of sump pump repair.
- What a Sump Pump Does. A sump is a hole or basin which is dug below the surface of your basement. The sump pump regulates water levels and will pump any excess water away from your home through a discharge line. A sump pump is an important part of keeping your basement and foundation dry.
- Sump Pump Problems. There are a number of issues that can arise with sump pumps: a failing switch system can sometimes get stuck on or off, improper installation can result in poor drainage, and leaves or debris can also cause issues inside the sump pump, which can damage its motor. If you experience any of these problems, you should call a professional for sump pump repair.
- When it’s Time for a New Sump Pump. If your sump pump seems to be continuously running, you may have an issue with your trigger switch, or it may be a sign of an improperly sized sump pump that is being overworked. If you hear loud or rattling noises coming from your sump pump, this indicates some sort of damage to your sump pump, or that it is simply nearing the end of its life. When you hear excessively loud noises, you may need to consider a new sump pump. A professional can evaluate whether sump pump repair is an option for you or if replacement is the best way to go.
Regular checking of your sump pump will help keep your home dry and problem-free. When you need help from the experts, contact Anytime Plumbing & Solutions to inspect or repair your sump pump.