Sump pump problems are common whenever we receive heavy rainfall in the city. When a sump pump fails, a homeowner risks flooding in the basements and crawl spaces. Sump pumps are typically reliable and don’t often cause problems when properly maintained however it is important to note that not all sump pumps are of the same quality. When investing in a new sump pump, it is important to invest in a modern high quality sump pump that you can depend on. Cutting corners to save money by purchasing a low quality sump pump may actually cost you more in the long run.
Common Reasons Why Sump Pumps Fail:
During a power outage, your sump pump system may no longer function. This is typically seen during major power outages in heavy rain storms or when a fuse burns out. In situations such as these, it might be beneficial to have a battery backup sump pump system. A battery backup system will automatically run if you should lose power to your main pump. A high quality backup system is designed to pump 5,000 to 8,000 gallons of water out from your basement with a single charge.
Sump Pump Failure
If you have a sump pumps made of plastic or a low cost sump pump installed from a plumber, it is due time until your sump pump causes problems. A plastic sump pump can cease working because of a mechanical failure however any sump pump that might be installed straight into a sump pit without a quality sump liner and stand may clog over time as a result of dirt and debris entering the pump from the pit.
If you have a backup sump pump installed in your home, rest assured that if a mechanical problem were to arise or if your main sump pump clogs and fails, you have the option of a second pump to keep your basement from flooding.
Strained Sump Pump
During an extreme rain storm, your sump pump system may be overworked with large volumes of rainwater to pump. In situations such as these, a single sump pump can be overpowered, resulting in a basement flood. It is extremely important to protect your home by having a dependable backup installed. In situations where heavy rainfalls occur, both pumps can work simultaneously to protect your property from flooding.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional service. Please consult a licensed plumber for advice and diagnosis so you can receive the correct service for your specific situation.