Sump Pump Maintenance: How to Avoid a Wet Basement

Uh oh! Has your sump pump suddenly stopped working? This is one of the worst outcomes of rainy weather or other inclement weather. After all, a failed sump pump likely equals a very wet basement! Luckily, there ARE ways to stop this from occurring. When you take the time to regularly maintain your sump pump, you’ll reap the benefits of having a clean and dry basement! Here are the basics of sump pump maintenance:

  • Check the float. Make sure to keep your float clean, and free of debris. This is one of the biggest reasons why your pump may not be doing its job properly.
  • Maintain the check valve. The check valve’s job is to ensure that any water flowing through the pipes from your sump only flows away. Keep an eye on your valve, as it’s very subject to wear-and-tear.
  • Clean out your sump pit. It’s very normal for water to clog your pipes over time, but you CAN prevent this from happening. Make sure to clean out any debris from your sump pit, to prevent problematic buildup.
  • If necessary, replace your pump. In times of trouble, you may simply need a new pump – this is normal, too. In this case, it’s best to contact an expert.

Contact the Experts Today!

The bottom line? Keeping your sump pump well-maintained will keep your basement clean, and keep you stress-free!

When you experience issues with your plumbing, it’s important to take care of the situation before it gets worse! This is where the professionals come in. Here at General Plumbing, we’re here to ensure are that you receive the timely, efficient service that you need and deserve.

At General Plumbing, we have dozens of years of experience in dealing with virtually all types of plumbing maintenance & repair. Contact our team today to take advantage of our services – call us at (561) 771-0086.

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