How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

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What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a pump that sits at the bottom of your house to prevent any dampness from building up and clear all water from your house in the case of a flooding. It’s crucial to maintain your sump pump in basements suites and houses where the foundation is below the water line. These are the residences that are most at risk of flooding.


Why Do I Need a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is like an insurance policy for your home. You can dramatically decrease the potential damage caused by flooding and storms by investing now.

Now that spring is upon us and the risk of flooding is greater, it’s a great time to give your sump pump some maintenance to make sure it’s working for when you need it!


How To Maintain Your Sump Pump

  • Clean the inlet screen

The inlet screen will filter out any foreign objects from entering your sump pump. Regularly cleaning it out will ensure that your pump will not get blocked.

  • Make sure you’ve plugged in your pump

It can be very easy to accidentally unplug your sump pump throughout the year. Double check that you have it plugged in!

  • Ensure your pump is upright

The float arm can become jammed if your pump is knocked over.

  • Test trigger your pump

When it is flooded with water, your pump should automatically turn on. Test this by pouring a bucket of water into your pump to trigger it to come on.

  • Clean the pump pit

Remove your sump pump from its submersible pit and clean the pit of all debris.


Who Do I Ask For Help With My Sump Pump?

It's important to maintain your sump pump drainage system

Following all of these steps will keep your sump pump in top condition and prevent your home from incurring potential costly flood damage.

If you need help completing any of these steps, contact us and we will be happy to help.

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