New Lenox Sump Pump Maintenance
Keeping Your Home Safe and Dry
The purpose of a sump pump is to divert water away from your home. As a result, your basement and crawlspaces stay dry and safe. If your sump pump stops working, you end up with flooding and subsequently, water damage to your home as well as mold and mildew growth.
Home builders install sump pumps in a pit in the lowest point of the basement. The size of the pump you need depends on the square footage of drainage area and how much power is required to move water completely through the discharge piping.
Sump pumps protect homes from a variety of problems, including:
- Water overflow from major rainstorms or rapid snow melt
- Groundwater entering your basement through walls
- Threat of mold and mildew from the dampness of the basement
- Reduce the risk of fire caused by flooding around appliances
Keeping your sump pump in good repair is an important part of keeping your home guarded against the problems caused by water damage. Don’t put off regular maintenance. You never know when you will need your sump pump to work overtime!
Schedule your annual sump pump service by calling Expert Plumbing Service, Inc. at (815) 402-3856!
What Maintenance Does My Sump Pump Require?
You should check on your sump pump every couple of months to make sure that everything is running smoothly.
Here are some helpful tips that you can follow:
- Make sure that nothing is blocking the air vent
- Check for any kind of debris in the pit
- Confirm if the pump is connected correctly to the power supply
You can also test your New Lenox sump pump by pouring some water into the pit. The float should move and the pump should turn on and drain the water. If these things do not occur, you should call our professional plumbers right away.
On top of these visual inspections, you should also ask your plumber to perform an annual maintenance service on your sump pump. At Expert Plumbing Service, Inc. our skilled plumbers have over 30 years’ experience solving plumbing issues. If we find problems, we give you all the options and work with you to make the repair fit your needs and budget.
Schedule a sump pump repair or maintenance service when you call (815) 402-3856!