Spending your hard earned dollars on maintaining you sump pump may not be ideal, but it does ensure that you wan’t have to face water damage because of it…that can easily cost a lot more.
You wouldn’t think that water is able to harm your home, but when something goes wrong with your plumbing, there can be some serious damage done. Imagine, if your sump pump failed, what water can do to furniture, rugs, carpets paneling and appliances. On the flip side, you may not even realize there’s any water damage until way later. It is common, when you’ve got undetected water in your home, for mildew and mold to begin to grow.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
You shouldn’t really need to do much to your sump pump since they are pretty low maintence. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.
Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.
Gummy components can stick – Just because you aren’t using it, doesn’t mean your pump isn’t in water. 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. Even though sometimes pumps may fail, there are some things you can do to give it protection.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
Using these guideline frequently (3-4 times annualy) will extend the life of your pump.
Let a vinegar mixture sit and run through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.
It is important to keep the float switch free from restrictions so that the pump won’t start on its own.
Be sure all vents and air holes are clean for maximum effectiveness.
It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. You will be able to avoid big time damage and a lot of dollars, by maintaining your sump pump just as you do the rest of your home.
To learn more about sump pump maintenance contact Schoenwalder Plumbing.
We are happy to help those in the areas of Oconomowoc, Dousman, Elm Grove, and more.