If you live in an area that gets heavy rains and storms, there’s a risk that your basement will flood. To protect your Boulder, CO home against costly repairs caused by water damage and flooding, call us and determine why a sump pump installation is recommended.
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Why You Should Consider Installing a Sump Pump
A sump pump sits in the basement floor and pumps out water that threatens to flood the house. If you don’t think you need one of these devices, here are a few reasons that might change your mind.
- Keeps the Basement & Crawl Space Dry: Sump pumps keep your basement and crawl spaces dry, minimizing the chance of water damage.
- Prevents Mold & Mildew: By keeping moisture from building up in the home, you don’t get the buildup of mold and mildew.
- Alerts for High Water: Even if the sump pump fails to work, many can alert you through your smartphone that the water level is too high in the basement so that you can call for help.
- Adds Value: If you have a sump pump installed, your home looks more attractive to a potential buyer.
For more reasons why a sump pump installation might be right for you, contact the pros at Canyon Plumbing & Heating.
Sump Pump Maintenance
Your sump pump is only useful if it works. A sump pump that doesn’t kick on or fails to pump out the water is like having no sump pump at all. To make sure your sump pump is ready to go when called on, take these steps to keep it in top running condition.
Every 3-4 Months
- Clean the pump inlet screen.
- Check the power cord to make sure it’s connected to power.
- Dump a bucket of water into the sump to raise the float and ensure the unit comes on.
Once a Year
- Remove the pump from the sump to clean and inspect it for damage.
- Clean out the sump.
- Check the manual to see if the bearings require lubrication.
- Replace the pump in the sump.
- Check the power cord for proper connection.
- Pour a bucket of water into the sump to make sure the unit powers on.
Consider replacing your sump pump if it’s over ten years old.
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Signs You Need Sump Pump Repair
Sump pumps are like any machine or appliance in that they don’t last forever, no matter how well maintained they are. Many Boulder homeowners purchase and install a sump pump and never give it another thought. However, the sump pump only needs to fail one time to create a disaster in your home. Here are a few signs to watch for that signal that your sump pump needs fixing.
- It’s over ten years old.
- It has signs of rust.
- The system makes loud noises during operation.
- The sump pump never shuts off.
- It runs at the wrong times.