Keeping Your Sump Pump Clean
Sump pump should not be tested during the summer but during rainy seasons. It is only then you can know your sump pump is malfunctioning. During these periods, the quick flow of rain water contributes in making the water table rise. This article will look into way to clean up and prevent future water damage due to sump pump failure.
Prevention they say is better than cure. Hence, regular maintenance of your sump pump can help prevent failure. One way to do this is to constantly check for built up debris in the sump pump which can hinder the float device in the sump pump from working properly. You need to test the float frequently as it can wear out without the help of debris. The float allows the sump pump to start and stop as installed. It is essential that the float is in proper working condition for the sump pump to continue working normally.
Unfortunately, a lot of home owners’ only finds out their pump is not functioning or is malfunctioning when it is already late. A non-functioning pump during rainy days could lead to flooding. As a result, it is advisable to have an extra pump on standby in case the main one malfunctions.
Cleaning the weep hole regularly also to make the sump pump works normally. You can use either a tooth picks or a small tool to remove excess debris in the weep hole. Whatever you do, make sure not to break anything inside the weep hole as this will hinder the proper functioning of the pump.
Hamilton plumbers regular maintenance includes the removal of leaves and stones in the sump pump liner, screen and filter. It is recommended that the sump pump’s drains are flushed with hot water regularly. This process ensures that iron bacteria colonies do not grow and multiply and removes debris that might obstruct the flow of water.
Once you must have installed your sump pump, you should follow factory recommended maintenance procedures. Do your maintenance checks annually, but doing it twice a year is highly recommended and the right time to do the maintenance check is during summer or before the rainy comes. Please don’t forget to buy an extra sump pump for you never know when you’ll need it.
Hamilton plumbers at John the Plumber can help you with all of you sump pump installation and maintenance.