If you’re a homeowner who frequently experiences basement flooding, you know how important it is to have a sump pump. We know the last thing you would want is to find out that your sump pump no longer functions correctly and can’t keep your home dry. Here are a few signs that can alert you to sump pump problems and/or failure:
If you’ve noticed that your sump pump goes through constant cycles of turning on and turning off, it may be a sign there’s something wrong. In addition, if your sump pump doesn’t turn on or off when it’s supposed to, it could mean a power issue, a float switch issue, or a sign that you need a new sump pump installation.
Your sump pump is bound to make some noise, but if it makes a lot more noise than usual or the noises are lot louder, it could mean there’s something wrong with the motor. Listen for rattles, grinding, thuds, and other abnormal noises.
The average lifespan of a sump pump is around 10 years, but there are several factors that can affect this, including how often it’s used, how far it has to carry the water in order to discharge it, the electrical source that powers it, the quality of the sump pump, and more. Let our sump pump installation experts take a look at it and determine what kind of shape it’s in.
If your sump pump runs continuously for no reason, it may not be able to handle the water load it’s supposed to and you may want to consider replacing it.
Having one of these issues? Give Oliver a call today and we’ll help you take care of it.