A sump pump is your last line of defense between a dry basement and a flooded one. Your sump pump is an essential part of any basement or crawl space waterproofing system, as it is the only component that umps all the collected water out of your home. Like all other things in your home, your sump pump needs care and maintenance as well. Here are a few tips on how to care for your sump pump.
Keep your sump pit covered.
A large percentage of the reasons sump pumps fail is because something is obstructing its proper function. Everything from toys to books to dirty laundry can be found in sump pumps across Illinois and these items don’t belong anywhere near the pump. Keep a lid on the sump pump so there is nothing obstructing its operation.
Take care of the electrical cords.
The float switch on a sump pump is the part that engages and disengages the pump as it fills with water. It can easily get wrapped up in loose, messy cords. Use zip ties to make sure cords are securely tied and away from your pumps float switch.
Test your pump once a month.
Pour a couple of buckets of water into the sump pit to determine if the pump is working correctly. If the pump doesn’t run or something doesn’t look in place, contact a professional to fix it right away.
Maintaining this component in your home will help prevent water in the basement. If, in spite of a strong working sump pump you still have water in the basement, contact us for an evaluation or to ask questions.
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