Your sump pump is an unsung hero in your home. It safeguards your basement and your foundation, but since you rarely check in on it, how are you supposed to even know if it needs to be repaired before the next storm hits?
To help you get prepared and keep your sump pump in perfect working order, we’ve created a list of telltale signs that your sump pump is on the fritz, or at least needs to be checked out by a technician. Let’s take a look.
- Running Dry: Your sump pump is supposed to kick on when it detects water. If it starts running when there’s clearly no reason, there could be a clog in the pump (most likely mold or mildew), or another problem. Either way, this isn’t how it’s supposed to run.
- Cracks and Visible Damage: Cracks mean your sump pump isn’t watertight, so it can’t do its job properly. If you notice that the bin is cracked and can’t be patched up with a quick solution, it needs to be replaced.
- Slow Draining: You know how fast it’s supposed to work, so when you notice that it’s taking its sweet time to pump water out of the basement and away from the foundation, it’s a cause for concern.
- No Draining: You need to rely on your sump pump, and while it sounds like it’s running, it’s just not draining at all. It could be a broken switch that’s preventing it from draining–this requires immediate repairs.
Hindsight is 20/20
When you find out your pump isn’t working as intended, it’s a risk not worth taking (especially if it’s during a storm or light flooding). With our Barron Plumbing team on your side, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything possible to repair your sump pump and keep it running when you need it most.
Our team of Home Performance Experts has served the I-5 corridor from Blaine to Marysville, Oak Harbor to Concrete, and the San Juan Islands since 1972 with a mission of Improving Lives™. We look forward to serving you too! Contact Barron Plumbing today for service.