Sump pumps are helpful to your plumbing system as they assist by preventing basement flooding and water damage. To avoid such incidents, experts recommend replacing your unit every few years. You can keep an eye on the general health of your sump pump by paying attention to the warning indicators listed below.
If your pump starts making strange noises, it may indicate faulty or damaged parts. A loud or jarring motor on your sump pump could reveal a defective mechanism. Similarly, if you hear rattling or grinding noises from the pump, something might be stuck in the bottom fan.
If you notice water in your basement, it may be due to a malfunctioning sump pump. During heavy rain or storms, the sump pump pit may experience minor water overflow, which should be promptly discharged. However, if excess water accumulates in your basement, it may indicate a bigger and more expensive issue.
If you reside in a flood-prone region, your sump pump may have to work harder than usual, which can reduce its lifespan. Rust formation on sump pumps may occur due to battery terminal corrosion, and the accumulation of germs can result in brown spots. While this does not threaten humans, it can impact the effectiveness of your drainage system.
It Doesn’t Shut Off
Your sump pump may run continuously due to switching and float issues. If the power source fails or the pump moves within the basin, the float may not respond. This can result in increased electricity usage for your home. If your sump pump runs continuously, it may need to be replaced after a flood, as it may not be able to handle the excess water. If you experience any of the referenced issues related to your sump pump, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at All Aspects Waterproofing today!
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