One of the most important plumbing fixtures in your home is your sump pump. It can prevent your basement from becoming a nasty surprise due to overflow. Since the majority of basement water damage occurs in the spring, it is crucial that you take action now to get a maintenance plan in place. Reichelt Plumbing are your sump pump experts! Here are a few simple things you can do to maintain the sump pump in your basement.
Perform a General Inspection
The first step in any maintenance plan is to just take a look around. An inspection can reveal some immediate issues and help you to seek professional assistance. Unplug the pump and take a look at the pump intake, impeller, air bleed, or weep hole. Clean out the intake if necessary to clear any debris that may have found its way in. Plug your pump back in and make sure it is operational.
Test Your Pit
To make sure that your pump is working the way it is supposed to, add a bit of water to the pit. A few gallons should be sufficient enough to test your pump. If the water starts to come too high without the pump being activated, then you need to drain and check your pump again.
Invest in Backup
If you don’t already have a backup sump pump, it is a smart idea to get one installed. A sump pump doesn’t last forever and it can fail. You don’t want the failure of your sump pump to result in some serious water damage in your basement.
Need Help? Call Reichelt Plumbing!
If you need assistance in diagnosing a sump pump issue, would like a professional inspection, or need to install a backup sump pump, give us a call. We are happy to assist you with getting your sump pump ready for spring!
For more information, contact the licensed plumbers at Reichelt Plumbing. Call (219) 322-4906 today to schedule your appointment.