Although it’s never really a fun project, keeping up with the needs of your sump pump can save you a ton of money in the future.
A lot of people forget that too much water coming into an unwanted place too fast, can cause some big problems in your home. Consider all of the damage that water could do to ALL of your home furnishings if your pump were to fail. The water damage can even sneak by you sometimes. Mold and mildew usually follow causing a mess and can sometimes lead to health issues.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
The mechanics of a sump pump are pretty basic, which makes them pretty low maintence. 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 – 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 – portions of sump pumps do sit under water even during periods of non-use. When the pump sits in the water, you risk particles clinging onto pieces of the pump, which can make it tough to get the pump running.
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. Follow our advice below, to keep you pump running longer.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
These tips are great to use about four times a year.
Prepare a vinegar solution and run it through your pump. By running vinegar through your pump, a homeowner can remove all of those gummy particles and let the pump dry fully.
It is important to keep the float switch free from restrictions so that the pump won’t start on its own.
You also want to make sure that the pump can get plenty of air flow.
It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. Just add this into the routine you normally have for maintaining your household, and you shou;dn’t have any big problems.
Schoenwalder has all the info you could ever need on maintaining sump pumps.
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