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.
A lot of people forget that too much water coming into an unwanted place too fast, can cause some big problems in your home. Consider all of the damage that water could do to ALL of your home furnishings if your pump were to fail. Of course, sometimes you don’t notice that you’ve got a leak. You don’t want to find any mildew or mold growing because you didn’t find the water damage.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
You shouldn’t really need to do much to your sump pump since they are pretty low maintence. If your sump pump was working last season and has been reliable in general, there are only a couple of things for you to be aware of –
Dry motors can seize – Sump pumps, like with all pumps, are meant to pump continously. When they go through a period with nos use, they can sometimes be a little more difficult to work with because they are not used to moving around.
Gummy components can stick – There will always be some components that sit in the 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
Having a pump that won’t start is never a good thing. Follow our advice below, to keep you pump running longer.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
These tips are great to use about four times a year.
Prepare a vinegar solution and run it through your pump. By running vinegar through your pump, a homeowner can remove all of those gummy particles and let the pump dry fully.
Check to be sure the float switch on the pump is not restricted. A restricted float switch will keep your sump pump from automatically engaging and can allow a flood to occur.
Be sure all vents and air holes are clean for maximum effectiveness.
Sump pump maintenance is relatively easy and can keep your home protected. Just add this into the routine you normally have for maintaining your household, and you shou;dn’t have any big problems.
To learn more about sump pump maintenance contact Schoenwalder Plumbing.
Pewaukee, Dousman, Brookfiels, and Hartland are some of the areas that we offer our assistance to.