If your pump is not properly working your basement can quickly suffer water damage. Many don’t check on their pump until it is too late and their finished basements have suffered thousands of dollars in damage. Because it is out of sight and out of mind, many forget to have it serviced and repaired. A quick call to your local Olathe KS plumber will insure that this doesn’t happen to you.
Easily Test your Pump In a Matter of Minutes
You can easily test your sump pump by removing the cover and filling the pit completely with water. This should rise the float switch and activate the pump rather quickly. The pump should then pump the water out and automatically switch off.
Cleaning and Repairing Take a Professional Touch
While testing your pump to see if it is working properly is easy, cleaning and repairing take skill. Often dirt, gravel, sand, and other debris can make it inside your pump and drastically reduce its efficiency and lifespan. A certified Kansas plumbing technician knows exactly where to look and can clear the discharge line opening of any blockage, allowing the water to exit the home smoothly.
A professional plumber also knows how to spot wear and can advise when to replace your pump before it breaks without your knowledge. Calling an expert before you have a catastrophe on your hand can prevent water damage, financial losses, and irritation. Don’t let your simple sump pump problem grow into a disaster. Don’t risk more damage and money by putting off the repair.
A plumbing specialist can do the following quickly:
- Assess the condition of your Sump Pump
- Test it and evaluate efficiency
- Detect and remove debris
- Replace and repair worn elements or your entire pump
- Check discharge line opening for any blockage
- Test the check valve
- Clean the Impeller
Always Have a Backup Plan
Backup power is vital for when the power goes out it is usually storming outside. Storms bring water, and water spells trouble for your basement without a working sump pump. Usually, your sump pump will draw AC power from a wall outlet or your home’s electrical wiring and supply the power to your sump pump. In the event of power outage, a backup will kick in and take over supplying power to the sump pump. As such, you need a reliable system that will automatically send power from your backup to the pump.
Your pump may also fail if there is mechanical failure or excessive use. Whether your motor overheated or your power went out, a battery backup can give you additional hours of protection against water damage.
The handy mechanical device that you rarely think about does vital job in keeping your basement dry and free of flooding. Now that its broken, your home is at risk for frequent flooding and water damage.
Take the time to check your sump pump today. A specialist can help extend the life of your pump by cleaning the parts, pit, installing backup power, and ensuring everything is working to its full capacity.
One thing is clear. If you try to save your money and leave your sump pump broken you will have a basement full of water and a wallet pumped dry of cash!
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