Sump Pump Maintenance
Here at SERVPRO of North Kanawha and Teays Valley we see flooding due to sump pump failures a lot. We wanted to share some maintance tips to help you notice if something is wrong with your pump.
1.) Know the age of your sump pump. Pumps that are older than seven years tend to have more problems.
2.) Periodically check if your sump pump is still working. Double-check to make sure it is connected to a power source and pour water into a sump pump. Watch how the pump runs and listen for any noises that you may hear.
3.) Know the signs of your sump pump having a problem. If you encounter your sump pump making strange noises, turning off and on when it should be running, and if you see an oil leak call an expert to check it.
4.) Clean your pump regularly. Turn off the pump and make sure no water will be draining into it. Rinse the pump, scrape off caked-up debris, and use a wet vac to clean out the sump pump. Once the pump is dry, reattach it to the power source and plug it back in.