If you don’t want to waste your time and money dealing with water damage, go ahead and take care of your sump pump now even though it’s not very exciting.
Water can cause harm to nearly every material and can reach it easily once in your home. Imagine, if your sump pump failed, what water can do to furniture, rugs, carpets paneling and appliances. What if you do not find your water problem right away? You don’t want to find any mildew or mold growing because you didn’t find the water damage.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
The mechanics of a sump pump are pretty basic, which makes them pretty low maintence. If you didn’t have any issues with your pump last time you needed it, it isn’t likely that you’ll have problems now; but keep an eye out for a few things to make sure.
Dry motors can seize – Since pump are made to move on a regular basis, the moving parts can become stiff if they are not used during, what is considered, a dry winter.
Gummy components can stick – There will always be some components that sit in the water. When idle, parts get gummy as particles in the water settle. It is tougher on the motor and increases the chances of it seizing when started after a long period.
Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI
It really doesn’t matter what the reason is, you never want your pump to fail. It’s unavoidable that every pump will give out at some point; but there are some tips that can help your pump live a little longer.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
By performing these actions about four times a year, you may have a pump that lasts a very long time.
Let a vinegar mixture sit and run through your pump. This will to clean gummy deposits and particles that can settle and will not allow parts to dry. A homeowner can do this.
To keep your pump from turning on by itself, and to avoid flooding, keep the switch area open and away from anything that could accidentally engage it.
Clean vents and air holes will assist in keeping your pump running as it should.
It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. You will be able to avoid big time damage and a lot of dollars, by maintaining your sump pump just as you do the rest of your home.
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