Although it’s never really a fun project, keeping up with the needs of your sump pump can save you a ton of money in the future.
A lot of people forget that too much water coming into an unwanted place too fast, can cause some big problems in your home. Consider all of the damage that water could do to ALL of your home furnishings if your pump were to fail. On the flip side, you may not even realize there’s any water damage until way later. It is common, when you’ve got undetected water in your home, for mildew and mold to begin to grow.
Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance
The mechanics of a sump pump are pretty basic, which makes them pretty low maintence. There are just a couple things to look out for if your pump has been reliable in the past few times you’ve needed it.
Dry motors can seize – Cold weather can prove to give homeowners problems because the pump is not able to move, and keep things loose…it is a pump afterall, it’s used to moving around a lot.
Gummy components can stick – portions of sump pumps do sit under water even during periods of non-use. The motor has a tough time getting going when it sits for a long time because susbstances in the water can stick to the pump and make it gummy.
Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI
Having a pump that won’t start is never a good thing. It’s unavoidable that every pump will give out at some point; but there are some tips that can help your pump live a little longer.
Sump Pump Maintenance Options
These tips are great to use about four times a year.
Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. The vinegar will allow the homeowner to get rid of the nast gummy stuff, and let the parts of the pump that were affected dry off.
To keep your pump from turning on by itself, and to avoid flooding, keep the switch area open and away from anything that could accidentally engage it.
Be sure all vents and air holes are clean for maximum effectiveness.
Sump pump maintenance is relatively easy and can keep your home protected. Just add this into the routine you normally have for maintaining your household, and you shou;dn’t have any big problems.
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