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Tips to Maintaining Your Sump Pump

7/24/2018 (Permalink)

Though it’s one of the most important items in your home, you may not even think much about your sump pump. This critical tool works in areas of Woodstock, GA, that has both high and low groundwater. It will help ensure that your home is safe from flooding, and it usually does its job without concern. However, like any appliance or system you have at home, it’s important to maintain this pump and ensure that it’s in proper working condition.

How Often Should You Check on It?

It may be easy to forget about doing pump maintenance, but you don’t want to go too long before you inspect it. You can do this yourself or have a qualified technician look at it.

• Inspect it at least once a year.
• Spring is an ideal time to maintain it.
• You may need to check on it more frequently if you have high groundwater.

Locate It

Unlike other appliances or tools in your home, you may not even know where to find your sump pump. If you’re not sure, look for the lowest point in your home, which will be in your basement or crawl space. Your home will never have a sump pump on an upper floor.

Check for Power

Your pump works on electricity, so it’s critical that electrical connection is sound and working as it should. Problems in the power connection are common reasons your pump may not be working.

Make Sure it’s Oriented Correctly and Pumping Water

If your pump is tilted or leaning to one side or the other, it won’t work effectively. Check to ensure it’s sitting straight. Also, you need to verify that it’s actually pumping water. To do this, manual pour water into the pump and see whether it discharges it.

You can’t afford to have sump pump problems in the event of a flood. If you follow these steps, you can keep it working smoothly. For more information, visit http://www.SERVPROcherokeecounty.com/.

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