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3 Quick Tips to Maintain Your Sump Pump

March 30, 2016 Contributor

Quick Tips to Maintain Sump PumpThe sump pump at your home tends to work overtime after the winter weather makes its final visits. This is because all of that precipitation turns directly into water, ground water that can cause damage to your home, and so sump pumps come into play. Sump pumps act to collect loose drainage and remove it from your property. This saves significant money down the line on home and plumbing repair.

Because of the time of year it is now, the end of winter and beginning of spring, we thought we’d have a refresher blog on maintaining your sump pump. It does so much during this time of year, so why not offer some tips for its long life?

Make Sure To…

First and foremost, make sure the drainage line is clear. Your sump pump can easily get clogged, as water that is collected also tends to carry debris. Make sure that your sump pump is debris-free. This means checking the pipes, the drainage line, and the collection basin at the bottom.

Additionally, run a test of your sump pump system. This is a good way to determine if there are any hiccups in the process. Pour a bucket of water into the sump pump pit and ensure that the pump begins working. If not, then you have an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

Finally, don’t forget to replace the battery every year. If your sump pump works on a battery – as a lot of them do – ensure this is replaced to keep the pump running smoothly with every season change.

Schedule Maintenance Visits Too

For regular maintenance though, as in the tasks of sump pump tune ups that you cannot do yourself, contact the Reichelt Plumbing professionals. Our team knows the ins and outs of keeping sump pumps well-maintained, no matter the level of rainwater we get each year. Contact our team for service today! (219) 322-4906 or (708) 754-4906

 

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