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. Of course, sometimes you don’t notice that you’ve got a leak. What you may face if this happens, is the growth of bacteria and mold…very bad to have in your home.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
Sump pumps are basic machines and do not often require much maintenance. If your sump pump was working last season and has been reliable in general, there are only a couple of things for you to be aware of –
Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.
Gummy components can stick – At all times, at least some pieces if the pump will be submerged in water. The motor has a tough time getting going when it sits for a long time because susbstances in the water can stick to the pump and make it gummy.
Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI
You don’t ever want to find out that your pump is broken when you really need it. 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
Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.
Prepare a vinegar solution and run it through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.
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.
Keep the air holes clear in order to allow enough air into the pumping system.
Sump pump maintenance is relatively easy and can keep your home protected. Just add this into the routine you normally have for maintaining your household, and you shou;dn’t have any big problems.
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We are happy to help those in the areas of Oconomowoc, Dousman, Elm Grove, and more.