Sump Pump Repairs & Replacements
Here Are Some Of The Most Common Things To Know
Check The Float:
- Make sure the float is not hung up or stuck.
- The float is a vital part of a sump pump, the float rises with water rising in the sump pit.
- Switch is activated and pump comes on and starts pumping dropping water level down and pump cuts off.
To check the float run water into the sump pit, when the float rises with the water and the pump activates and then shuts off. You’re good. Repeat this every three months.
- Make sure pump is plugged in, check all your electrical connections and your circuit beaker, if it’s on a GFI check the little breaker in the receptor.
Check Valve Inspection
- Supply water to the pump let pump shoot off and water should stop at the check valve.
- You should be able to shake it slightly and real and here there water in the pipe.
There’s also the chance of pipe freeze on the discharge line if the conditions are right.
Old age and if it’s not broke don’t fix it is not a good idea when it comes to sump pumps and keeping yours house free of water damage.