Your sump pump is an important defense against flooding, in particular during the wettest times of year. It can be easy to forget about your sump pump once it is out of sight and out of mind, but keeping sump pump maintenance practices in place will ensure it continues to do its job. Here are our essential tips to keep your sump pump running smoothly:
- Be informed about your sump pump. Having a good understanding of how your sump pump functions will help you know what to expect about its particular needs. Some key information to know includes its age, where replacement parts can be sourced, and any existing issues that should be watched. This also means you will know the signs of a problem so that you can have the sump pump repaired before small issues before major problems.
- Test your sump pump monthly. Making sure that your sump pump will operate in case of a flood is key. All you need to do is check that it is connected to power and pour water into the sump pit. Make sure the pump is running and flag any odd noises such as rattling or grinding.
- Perform maintenance annually. Just like you have your car serviced regularly to keep it running smoothly, having routine sump pump maintenance will ensure it is working correctly and kept in great condition. Try to time maintenance in advance of heavy rainfall or inclement weather. The technician will check the pumps and valves, clean the intake grate, and ensure the pipes are connected properly.
Ongoing sump pump maintenance ensures that your residential or commercial property is protected against flooding throughout the year. Our team is here to help provide sump pump maintenance services. Contact us today with any questions or concerns.