Annual Sump Pump Maintenance
Like many homeowners throughout Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts, you probably don’t pay much attention to your sump pump. However, similar to many other appliances in your home, it’s essential to give your sump pump annual maintenance to ensure it’s always in top working condition.
Your home’s sump pump works by pumping water out of the home and away from the foundation, keeping your basement dry and your home feeling comfortable. At Rescon Basement Solutions, we provide annual sump pump maintenance to help keep your basement dry and free of water damage. A comprehensive check reduces the risk of common sump problems occurring.
Importance Of Annual Sump Pump Maintenance
Ultimately, it’s best to check your sump pump every three to four months, but an annual inspection by our experts is a great way to ensure that your sump pump is always in top working condition. One of the main problems with a sump pump that needs to be repaired is corrosion. Over time, the parts of your sump pump can become corroded, leading to a loss of performance and efficiency.
Our annual maintenance check will include a thorough inspection of all the parts of your sump pump for any signs of corrosion. We’ll also clean any debris that may have accrued over the years to ensure optimal performance.
Unfortunately, sump pump maintenance is often neglected because people don’t think about their sump pump until there’s a problem. By the time they realize there’s an issue, it’s often too late, and they’re dealing with costly repairs. During an annual inspection, you can expect our experts to follow a checklist of items to ensure that your sump pump is always in top working condition, including:
- Checking the float switch
- Inspecting the discharge line
- Inspecting the check valve
- Lubricating all moving parts
- Cleaning the sump pit
- Testing the sump pump
Common Sump Problems And How We Fix Them
There are some typical issues that sump pumps can begin to have over time, which is why annual maintenance is critical. Below are some of the most common problems that sump pumps can have and the solutions.
Sump Pump Doesn’t Turn On
In some cases, the float switch responsible for turning the sump pump on may become stuck in the “off” position. This can be due to a build-up of debris or corrosion. Our experts will clean and lubricate the float switch as part of our annual maintenance check to ensure it’s always working correctly.
Sump Pump Won’t Turn Off
If your sump pump doesn’t turn off, it could be due to a problem with the float switch or a clogged discharge line. Our annual maintenance check will include a thorough inspection of all parts of your sump pump to identify any potential problems. We’ll also clean any debris that may have accrued over the year to ensure optimal performance.
Sump Pump Starts And Stops Too Often
You may notice your sump pump is constantly running if there’s an issue with the float switch. In some cases, the float switch may not be calibrated appropriately, which can cause it to turn on and off too frequently. We can adjust the float switch to ensure that it’s working correctly.
Sump Pump Doesn’t Have Enough Power
If your sump pump doesn’t seem to be working as effectively as it used to, it may not have enough power. This can be due to several factors, including a loss of power from the outlet or a problem with the switch.
How To Know When Sump Pump Replacement Is Necessary
Typically, you can expect your home’s sump pump to last about ten years. If your sump pump is beginning to get older, it’s time to start thinking about replacing it. Our experts can help you choose the best sump pump for your home and budget. We’ll also install it for you to ensure that it’s fully functional.
Most of the time, it’s better to replace your sump pump if it’s over seven years old rather than try to repair it. This is because the parts of a sump pump can become corroded over time, which can lead to a loss of performance and efficiency. A new sump pump will be more powerful, efficient, and have a longer lifespan.
Contact Rescon Basement Solutions For Annual Sump Pump Maintenance
Do you remember the last time you had your sump pump looked at? If it’s been more than a year, contact Rescon Basement Solutions for annual sump pump maintenance services in Southern New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts. This simple service can save you money in the long run, and you won’t have to worry about water damage to your home.
You can feel free to give us a call or visit our services page to request an estimate with our team. We look forward to helping you with all your home maintenance needs!