Sump Pump Repairs
Your first line of defense against flooded basements and water damage is a sump pump. Water makes its way into the lower level of homes from foundation cracks, leaky pipes, and heavy precipitation. A sump pump protects your home from the latter. If your house has a pump, don’t ignore it. This device is a very important part of a home’s drainage system. If it isn’t working, you’ll have zero protection in place when heavy rains pound the area. Sump pump repairs and maintenance keep your basement dry and avoid unexpected sump pump replacement.
Sump Pump Repair Services
How do I know I need repair services? Sometimes it’s obvious. For instance, if you’re regularly testing your sump pump, you’ll notice right away when something is wrong. However, some problems aren’t as noticeable to the untrained eye. Have you noticed a buildup of moisture in your basement? The most obvious sign of moisture problems is mold growth. While moisture can occur because of slab leaks or other plumbing issues, a faulty sump pump can also be the culprit.
Take a look at the sump pump’s float switch. Is it working correctly? The switch activates when the water rises to a predetermined level and pumps the water out of the pit. A broken or stuck float switch prevents this from happening and causes the unit to take on water until it overflows. Float switches that do not turn on need immediate repairs.
Sump pumps are not noisy. They operate quietly. Therefore, if you notice your home’s sump pump making loud, strange sounds, call your local plumber at Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter. It’s likely there is a mechanical problem that needs fixing sooner rather than later.
Did you know that sump pumps run even when it doesn’t rain? Water is present below the surface most of the time. Therefore, a sump pump should pump often – not as often as during heavy precipitation, though. If you have heard the pump kick on, call us. It may be nothing or it could be a mechanical failure that needs attention before the heavy rains return.
Lastly, make sure your sump pump’s battery is always good. Not at all units have battery-backup in case of power failure, though. If your sump pump doesn’t have this feature, give us a call. We install battery-backup sump pumps!
The experts at Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter always have your back. Call today or book an appointment online for sump pump repairs, sump pump installation, and sump pump maintenance services.