Sump Pump Maintenance

sump pump maintenancewSump Pump Maintenance

Your sump pump has a big job to do and we tend to neglect it more often than not. If you haven’t already, you should probably take a look at your sump pump and make sure it’s working properly for the coming rains. The last thing you would want is to go to your basement and find it flooded due to something simple that a quick check of your sump pump could have prevented.

Check your power source. For safety, your sump pump should be plugged into a GFCI outlet. Make sure the outlet isn’t tripped. Also, inspect the cord to the pump for wear and tear. If you have a battery backup pump installed, make sure the battery has the correct amount of water in it based on the manufacturer instructions.

Clean the pit and sump pump of debris. Pull out the sump pump and clear any debris that may be obstructing the inlet screen. While the pump is out, clear debris from the basin.

Test for proper operation. Once you re-install the sump pump, pour water into the pit to activate the float to make the pump kick on. Watch the float and ensure it moves freely and turns the pump on and off. Check your discharge line and make sure it isn’t clogged or obstructed so water can freely flow away from your home’s foundation.

If you find any issues or if you would like one of our highly-trained technicians service your sump pump to thoroughly clean, inspect, and test it for proper operations, give us a call at 785-341-4193 and let us take care of you!!

De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas.

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