Waukesha WI

Spending your hard earned dollars on maintaining you sump pump may not be ideal, but it does ensure that you wan’t have to face water damage because of it…that can easily cost a lot more.

Water may seem harmless when you drink it, but if a leak occurs, much more harm than good will be done. Picture the scenario of your sump pump just stopping: it would ruin all of the work you put into your lovely home. Of course, sometimes you don’t notice that you’ve got a leak. Mold and mildew usually follow causing a mess and can sometimes lead to health issues.

Why Sump Pumps Need Maintenance

What’s great about these pumps is how simple they are, thus needed less attention then more complicated systems. If your sump pump was working last season and has been reliable in general, there are only a couple of things for you to be aware of –

Dry motors can seize – Since pump are made to move on a regular basis, the moving parts can become stiff if they are not used during, what is considered, a dry winter.

Gummy components can stick – portions of sump pumps do sit under water even during periods of non-use. The motor has a tough time getting going when it sits for a long time because susbstances in the water can stick to the pump and make it gummy.

Sump Pump Failure Is Bad News In Waukesha WI

It really doesn’t matter what the reason is, you never want your pump to fail. Even though sometimes pumps may fail, there are some things you can do to give it protection.

Sump Pump Maintenance Options

To extend the life of your sump pump, consider the following ideas on a quarterly basis.

Vinegar is a great substance to run through your pump. The homeowner can use the vinegar solution to get rid of the residue in the pump.

To keep your pump from turning on by itself, and to avoid flooding, keep the switch area open and away from anything that could accidentally engage it.

You also want to make sure that the pump can get plenty of air flow.

It is pretty simple to keep your house protected from flood when you take care of your sump pump. Making this part of your regular home maintenance plan will save some money by either delaying the purchase of a replacement sump pump for years or by avoiding costly repairs…

To learn more about sump pump maintenance contact Schoenwalder Plumbing.

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