Why is it important to have a sump pump? That’s a pretty simple answer, right? Because a sump pump keeps water out of places where it shouldn’t be, such as in a basement where the level of ground water could be above the lowest level of your home. (There is some additional risk for this in the spring when water levels are higher.) A sump pump protects your home from water damage in these cases, so it follows that proper sump pump maintenance is vital to achieving the desired level of protection. It is important to know if you have a sump pump for such a situation and, if you do, where it is in your home.
One reason you want a professional like us at William Dustin Septic to help you with your sump pump maintenance is because it’s can easily be forgotten if you don’t make it a priority. It’s one of those things in the background you may just assume will take care of itself until you are in the middle of a big storm that knocks the power out or until it malfunctions and you learn the hard way that it is not working properly.
Sump pump maintenance should be performed at least annually, because sump pumps may not actually be needed to run for long periods of time on their own. Sump pumps, whether they are actively working or not, should be replaced every 10 years. When it’s time to install your next sump pump, you’ll want someone who is experienced in installing them and in every aspect of waterproofing your home that goes along with engineering a good sump pump pit or something similar for your home. Start now by getting your current sump pump assessed to make sure your home is protected through proper sump pump maintenance.