Sump pumps are a valuable tool for homeowners with high water tables and a history of home floods. This simple device pumps water to the outdoors before it has a chance to damage your property, and it should hold up for many years without many problems. But eventually, any system can deteriorate to some extent and it’s important that you keep an eye on your sump pump and schedule services if anything seems amiss. Here are some ways you can help keep your home’s sump pump in good condition.
Test the Sump Pump from Time to Time
We recommend that you test the sump pump for operation after any instance of severe weather or once every month or two. Set a schedule to remind yourself to check the unit’s performance. All you have to do is pour water down the pit and make sure it is pumping water out at a reasonable speed. During this process, you may also want to clean out the pit if you notice large debris inside. If something appears off, call a professional!
Keep Objects and Children Away
A sump pump cover is not necessary in order for it to operate properly, but there are a couple of good reasons to purchase a cover for your sump pump. Covers help to keep large debris from entering the sump, and they also help to keep children from damaging the system or hurting themselves.
Call a Plumber
Be sure to call a plumber if you notice anything unusual with the operation or appearance of your sump pump. You may also want to have a plumber visit for annual maintenance checkups just to ensure that it will work properly when you need it to. A maintenance visit from a professional can help to keep the unit in top condition for much longer by tuning it up and cleaning some of the components. Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today to schedule sump pump installation or service with our friendly plumbers in the Andover, MN area.
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