Sump pump maintenance is not exciting. But, when you consider functioning properly sump pumps can save you thousands of dollars in water damage, excitement is not the issue.
Water may seem harmless when you drink it, but if a leak occurs, much more harm than good will be done. Consider all of the damage that water could do to ALL of your home furnishings if your pump were to fail. What if you do not find your water problem right away? It is common, when you’ve got undetected water in your home, for mildew and mold to begin to grow.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
You shouldn’t really need to do much to your sump pump since they are pretty low maintence. Not much to worry about if you haven’t had problems out of your pump in a while-just take a quick look to make sure that these couple things are not going on.
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 – Just because you aren’t using it, doesn’t mean your pump isn’t in water. “Gumminess” is caused by little, tiny pieces in the water getting stuck on the pump, which causes some pieces to get kind of sticky. This resistance makes starting the pump difficult, and can make it tough to keep the pump going.
Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI
Having a pump that won’t start is never a good thing. Even though sometimes pumps may fail, there are some things you can do to give it protection.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
These tips are great to use about four times a year.
Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. By running vinegar through your pump, a homeowner can remove all of those gummy particles and let the pump dry fully.
You may face flooding if the pump turns on automatically, so make sure the switch isn’t near anything that can restrict 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.
Schoenwalder has all the info you could ever need on maintaining sump pumps.
Pewaukee, Dousman, Brookfiels, and Hartland are some of the areas that we offer our assistance to.