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How to Replace a Sump Pump

Replacing a sump pump is a crucial maintenance task for homeowners with basements or crawl spaces prone to flooding. While it’s possible to do it yourself, it’s essential to recognize when professional help may be the better option. If you’re trying to figure out how to replace a sump pump and you’re uncertain or uncomfortable with the process, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Oliver for professional sump pump replacement services.

Tools and Materials NeededSump pump in need of replacing

  • The new sump pump
  • Screwdriver
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Pipe wrench
  • PVC pipe and fittings (if necessary)
  • Pipe sealant
  • A bucket
  • Towels or rags

Step-by-Step: Basics for How to Replace a Sump Pump

Turn Off Power

Safety is essential. Begin by turning off the power to the existing sump pump. Locate the circuit breaker that powers the sump pump and switch it off.

Remove the Old Pump

Disconnect the discharge pipe from the old sump pump using a pipe wrench. Remove any clamps or screws securing the pump to the pit. Lift the pump out of the pit carefully and place it in a bucket to catch any remaining water.

Install the New Pump

Place the new sump pump into the pit, ensuring it sits level and upright. Connect the discharge pipe to the new pump using pipe sealant and appropriate fittings if needed. Tighten the connections securely.

Test the Pump

Once the new pump is installed, pour water into the pit to trigger the pump’s operation. Ensure it activates and pumps water out properly. Check for any leaks around the connections.

Restore Power

After confirming the new sump pump works correctly, restore power to the circuit breaker. Monitor the pump over the next few days to ensure it continues to function efficiently.

Contact the Plumbing Professionals at Oliver Today

While learning how to replace a sump pump can be a DIY task for some homeowners, it’s crucial to recognize your comfort level and expertise. It’s best to contact the professionals at Oliver for expert sump pump replacement services. We have the knowledge, experience, and tools to ensure your sump pump is installed correctly and operates reliably, providing you with peace of mind against potential flooding issues. Contact us online today for the professional help you’ve been searching for.

Need help with this project?

If you do not have the time, tools, or experience necessary to complete the project, please contact the professionals at Oliver for help.

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