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Sump Pump Maintenance

Fall or Spring is a great season to check on one of the most important but mostly forgotten about appliances in your home or outside the home. I’m talking about your sump pump.

With the cold from winter and sizzling heat in the summers, sump pumps are heavily relied upon in the spring months to keep homes dry. This makes spring an ideal time to perform maintenance on your sump pump, as well as evaluate your sump pump needs and consider upgrading or adding a battery backup to your current system.

Sump Pump

Some basic maintenance tips to include cleaning the pump inlet screen, making sure the power cord is plugged in, and testing the pump by dumping a bucket of water in the sump pit to raise the float and turn on the pump. These are very simple, and should ideally be done every couple of months to ensure the sump pump is working properly.

A few more intensive maintenance items that should be done once a year include removing the sump pump from the pit and giving it a thorough cleaning and inspection, cleaning out the sump pit of any debris, and greasing the pump bearings if required.

Sump Pump Maintenance

These simple maintenance tips should help keep your sump pump running smoothly all year-round Need help with maintenance this fall or next spring? Parobek Plumbing, LLC can help check out our website and our blog for free tips or just give us a call at (512) 361-5440.