One of the worst discoveries a homeowner can make is that their sump pump has failed and now their basement is filled with water. Typically sump pumps give ample warning that there is something wrong before it completely malfunctions. However, because sump pumps are located out of sight, it can be easy to miss. Reichelt Plumbing wants our clients to catch sump pump issues before they turn into costly replacements and repair. Here are a few sump pump warning signs to look for.
If your sump pump begins making strange, loud noises, you need to contact a licensed plumber. The loud sounds could be the result of a broken component or issue with the moving parts of your sump pump. This is a large sign that your sump pump may need immediate repair.
If your sump pump continually cycles on and off, then there is probably something wrong with your sump pump. A simple repair, like a replacement or re-adjustment of a float switch, can cause quick cycling, but it also could mean that your sump basin needs to be larger.
Not Turning On
If your sump pump is not turning on, then you need to call your local plumber as soon as possible to prevent flooding. Your sump pump may need to be replaced, or there may need to be an immediate repair to the float switch.
Running Too Long
If your sump pump switches on but then runs for longer than a few minutes, you may need a sump pump repair or replacement. Your sump pump may not be powerful enough to rid the amount of water that you have to exit from your home.