Four Critical Signs Of A Damaged Sump Pump

All Aspects Waterproofing sump pump issuesSump pumps are crucial components of your plumbing system that help prevent basement flooding and water damage. Experts recommend replacing your sump pump every few years to avoid flooding. To gauge the overall health of your unit, keep an eye out for the following warning indicators.

You Hear Strange Noises

If you hear strange noises from your pump, it could mean some of its components are faulty or damaged. A loud or jarring motor may indicate a defective mechanism in your sump pump. Rattling or grinding sounds from the pump may be caused by something getting stuck in the bottom fan.

Pooling Water In Your Basement

If you notice water in your basement, it could indicate that your home’s sump pump is not working correctly. The sump pump pit may experience minor water overflow during heavy rain or storms. However, any excess water should be quickly discharged from the hole. If water accumulates in your basement, it may indicate a more significant and expensive issue that must be addressed.

Your Sump Pump Is Rusty

If you reside in an area prone to flooding, your sump pump may need to operate more frequently. As a result, the lifespan of the machine tends to decrease. The corrosion of battery terminals can lead to the formation of rust on sump pumps. Additionally, the brown spots that may develop can be caused by germ buildup. Although this poses minimal risk to human health, it can reduce the effectiveness of your drainage system.

Your Unit Doesn’t Turn Off

If you are facing issues with your sump pump continuously running, it may be due to switching or float problems. This could result from the float being unable to respond if the power source stops or the pump shifts inside the basin. Continuous operation of sump pumps may lead to higher electricity consumption in your home. Additionally, if your sump pump continuously runs, it will not be able to handle the additional water load during flooding, and you may need to replace it afterward.

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