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Sump Pump Replacement

Sump Pump Replacement

Sump Pump Replacement

Sump Pump Replacement

Water damage can stealthily wreak havoc on your home, leading to costly repairs and a lot of stress. When the sump pump fails, it can compromise the safety and comfort of your home or business. Recognizing the critical signs that your sump pump needs replacement and acting swiftly can be the difference between a dry basement and a waterlogged disaster. At Urgent Rooter, we offer reliable sump pump replacement so you can get back to protecting your property as quickly as possible. Read below to learn about the signs that it's time for a replacement, plus tips on how to choose the right sump pump unit for your needs. 

Sump Pumps for Home Waterproofing

A sump pump is your basement's best defense against flooding. This device is usually installed in the lowest part of your crawlspace or basement, and it’s a vital piece of equipment that pumps out water that accumulates in the sump basin. This will effectively protect your home from water damage and mold growth. It's an important piece of equipment for areas prone to heavy rains or where groundwater levels are high. 

Sump Pump Replacement

What Are the Signs That Your Sump Pump Might Need Replacement?

Like any workhorse, a sump pump wears out over time. Here are the telltale signs it might be time for a replacement:

  • Age: If your sump pump has hit the 10-year mark, it's time to consider a new one. The risk of failure increases with age.
  • Strange Noises: Unusual sounds can indicate a malfunctioning or aging motor.
  • Frequent Cycling: A sump pump turning on and off too frequently, regardless of weather conditions, suggests issues with the switch or the basin size.
  • Visible Rust: Rust can signal bacterial growth, which can clog and damage the system.
  • Continuous Running: If the pump runs non-stop, it may struggle to handle the water load or be incorrectly sized for your home.

Choosing the Right Sump Pump for Your Home

Selecting the ideal sump pump involves several factors:

  • Pump Type: Primary sump pumps are the most common, but battery-operated backup pumps provide an extra layer of security during power outages.
  • Horsepower: The pump's capacity should match the level of water threat to your home. Most homes are well-served by a ? to ½ horsepower pump.
  • Head Pressure: The vertical lift needed to remove the water from your basement and move it outdoors is a critical specification.
  • Switch Type: Tethered and vertical float switches are the most common, with each suited to different basin sizes.

Maintenance Tips to Extend the Life of Your Sump Pump

Routine maintenance can help you avoid repairs and extend the lifespan of your sump pump:

  • Quarterly Cleaning: Check and clean the screen or inlet opening every three months.
  • Annual Inspection: Once a year, remove the pump from the basin and thoroughly clean it. Also, inspect the cord and check the battery on backup pumps.
  • Test Regularly: Pour a bucket of water into the sump pit to make sure the pump starts automatically.
  • Keep the Discharge Line Clear: Ensure the discharge line is free of obstructions and that water can flow freely away from your home.

Do You Need a Sump Pump Replacement? 

A failing sump pump is a silent threat to your home. If you suspect trouble, call the team at Urgent Rooter today. Our technicians are here to ensure your home remains dry and secure so you can continue protecting your investment. Contact our office if you need to speak with our staff or when you’re ready to schedule an appointment. 

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