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Is My Sump Pump Working? Simple Maintenance Tips to Avoid Water Damage

Sump Pump Water DamageIf you have a basement, your sump pump is often your last line of defense against flooding. These little miracle machines safely divert water away from your house, making them especially important during the winter when rain, sleet, and snow put your home at added risk of water damage. If your sump pump fails, you could find your basement under water. And when this happens, it is important to act fast. Water damage is a progressive issue, and, if not dealt with in a timely manner, could lead to structural damage, mold, and much, much more.

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Is My Sump Pump Working? Simple Maintenance Tips to Avoid Water Damage

To help prevent flooding from occurring, it is important to ensure your sump pump is in perfect working order. Otherwise, your sump pump could fail when you need it most.

  1. After heavy rains, check the sump pump inlet screen for any blockages, one of the leading causes of sump pump failure.
  2. Test your sump pump occasionally to ensure it is working properly. Fill the pit with water and watch to see if it is pumped away. If not, you have a problem.
  3. Check to see if the float control is free and not restricted or hung up.
  4. Replace the battery backup every 2-3 years. The last thing you need is to find out your battery backup is dead in the middle of a power outage during a big storm.

Hopefully you have found our blog, “Is My Sump Pump Working? Simple Maintenance Tips to Avoid Water Damage,” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.

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