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Sump Pump Maintenance

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

Our area has not seen much rain in the past couple of weeks so the last thing on your mind is to check your sump pump.  A quick checkup on it might prevent water damage to your basement in the future. 

  • Check that the unit is plugged in and the breaker is not tripped. 
  • Make sure the float is free of any debris and away from the side wall which may prevent it from working properly. 
  • Check the inlet and make sure that it is free of any debris that could prevent it from pumping the water out. 
  • Check the area where the sump pump drains to ensure that it is far enough from the foundation so that water will not leak right back in. 

An easy way to test if its working is to fill the pit with enough water to reach the float and this should trigger the sump pump to start pumping. 

If you do experience water damage in your basement call us (708) 532-3377

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