When the rain is pouring outside and you find that your basement is much like an indoor swimming pool, your sump pump is definitely not working. These trusty pumps protect home basements from unwanted issues with water accumulation and even flooding. They are designed to keep your home safe, dry and clean.
Indicators You Can’t Miss
The lifespan of the average sump pump is that of about 10-15 years. Vital to the safety and integrity of your basement, an old pump can lead to major water issues and costly repairs.
How do you know it’s time for a replacement? That’s simple. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing can help.
- · Strange noises coming from the pump
- · Irregular cycling
- · Run time too long
- · Minimized usage
- · An increase in vibration
All obvious indicators that it’s time for a replacement. Let’s take a closer look at each.
It’s Time for A Replacement
If you have been living in your home for a long time and have an installed sump pump that is not working properly or has outlived its lifespan, chances are you need to replace it. Let’s look closely at some of the obvious signs.
When you start hearing unfamiliar noises coming from your sump pump don’t delay. This means your pump needs your attention. These strange noises could be the result of a jam or damaged parts. If such is the case, you surely need a replacement and our team can help.
If your pump is cycling on and off consistently, whether in light rain or excessive rain, you may need a replacement. It’s possible you have a short in your home electrical system or you could be experiencing a malfunction in the wiring. Call on our team to identify the problem.
Run Time is Too Long
If your pump does not have adequate horsepower, then chances are it will run longer than necessary. With that said, it is important to choose and install a sump pump that meets the specific needs of your home and its size. Determining the right size can be a very difficult task, but not a task our team of pros cannot handle.
If you are not in an area where there is heavy rainfall routinely, then testing your pump regularly is an absolute must do. If a sump pump has minimal use, its efficiency over time can be noticeably minimized. This will typically result in the need for a replacement. Routine testing will keep the pump mechanisms operating properly and can also help in identifying potential problems. For more info, ask our team.
If there is a buildup of hard debris in your pump or the impellers become damaged or are bent, this will cause the entire system to vibrate. Impellers that are damaged are unable to protect the system shaft on which they spin. The vibrations that result can cause much damage to the pump. Schedule an inspection with our team.
Trust Our Plumbing Experts
Here at Steve Mull Plumbing, our team of highly skilled plumbing experts is on hand to handle all your plumbing needs. If you notice any of these warning signs above and your sump pump is nearing its lifespan, call on the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing.
Our team will install your new pump in no time at all. Let us help keep your home basement safe, clean and dry. We stand ready to serve you. Just give a call out to our team to schedule your installation today.
We look forward to serving you with not only your sump pump installation, but with all your plumbing needs. Whether winter, spring, summer or fall, we are the plumbing team for you!!