SUMP PUMP CHECK-UP
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WHAT WE CHECK:
SUMP PUMP PIT
PIPING AND CLAMPS
A sump pump sits in a pit that gathers and collects water until it reaches a level that activates the sump pump. We check to be certain that the pit is free of debris that could cause the pump to fail.
Inspect the piping and clamps to ensure that they are secure and not loose. If any of the piping has become loose over the years, you might hear vibrating or loud noises when the pump is running.
CHECK VALVE
BACK-UP PUMP
Make sure that there is a functioning check valve installed on the discharge pipe. The check valve helps prevent water in the pipe from flowing back down into the pit after the pump turns off.
Manually run the back-up pump by activating the float switch. We also ensure that the switch is set at the proper level so that it does not "compete" with the primary pump and only comes on if the primary pump should fail.
DISCHARGE LINE
BATTERY
Test the battery to make sure it is holding sufficient charge to run your back-up pump in the event of a power outage or primary pump failure. Also inspect and clean the wiring and battery terminal connections.
We make sure the discharge line is flowing and free of debris. A clogged discharge line will prevent water from being pumped into the sewer and possibly forced back toward your basement.
PUMP OPERATION
PUMP SWITCH
Inspect the pump itself to ensure proper operation making sure that the impeller is spinning freely and the weep hole is open to help prevent the pump from becoming air locked.
Inspect the pump switch to make sure it activates the pump at the proper water level and then shuts the pump off. Whether a pressure style or float style switch, they will be checked to make sure they are working and free of trouble that would prevent your pump from activating.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A SUMP PUMP?
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY SUMP PUMP IS WORKING?

A working sump pump is the best line of defense to help prevent a flooded basement. Water that is directed from outside your home's foundation into the sump pump pit then gets pumped out of your basement and into your city sewer line.

A simple way to test if your sump pump is working is to pour buckets of water into the pit to activate the pump. The pump should activate, discharge the water out of the pit then shut off once the water is mostly evacuated. It is normal for a little bit of water to remain in the pit as this helps keep the motor cool.
IS IT NORMAL FOR THE PUMP TO RUN CONTINUOUSLY?
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE LIFE OF A SUMP PUMP?
If the sump pump does not shut off, this is an indication that the pump and/or the switch needs service. Typically, the sump pump might come on a few times a day (more during heavy rains). but it should always stop once the pump pit is evacuated of water. The sump pump will not run again until the water reaches a certain level to activate the pump.
There are many factors that go into answering this question, but on average you should expect your sump pump to last between 8-12 years. Regular maintenance can help extend the life of your sump pump and help protect you from a flooded basement.
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