Is There a Problem with Your Sump Pump?

There are a few ways to tell if you have a problem with the
sump pump at your Rhode Island home.
Consider having your sump pump inspected or repaired if you can’t get it
to work correctly this fall.

There is a Power Failure

Power failures are the most common problem with sump
pumps.   The only way to avoid a power
failure when you need to have a sump pump that works in a storm is to have a

Your Sump Pump is the Wrong Size

If your sump pump is too small, then it may not be able to
remove the water the way it should.  A
sump pump that is too big is also a problem because it could have a shorter
lifespan if it works harder than it needs to remove a small amount of water.

Your Switch Isn’t Working Right

If your sump pump moves for any reason, then the float may
not work right.  If the float doesn’t
work, then the switch that turns on your sump pump won’t work the way it needs
to when there is water that needs to be pumped out.

A Frozen or Clogged Line

Having your discharged line inspected and making sure that
debris doesn’t block it will keep your sump pump working well.  Consider a grated attachment to make sure
nothing blocks the line and make sure your line is well insulated so that it
doesn’t freeze.

Preventative Maintenance

If you want to make sure your sump pump works well all year, consider contacting Evergreen Plumbing & Heating to make sure your sump pump is in the proper position, and everything works correctly.  The more you check on your sump pump, the quicker you can find a problem and have it fixed before you need your sump pump, and it won’t work at all.

If you think there is a problem with your sump pump before your scheduled preventative maintenance, consider moving your appointment up so that you can have the necessary repair services right away!

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