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Most Common Sump Pump Problems

One of the primary reasons to contact a local plumbing company is for sump pumps. Whether you need installation, maintenance, repairs, or replacement, you need professional assistance. Or maybe you're just trying to find out a little more about sump pumps before having one installed in your home.

Sump pumps are placed in the lower level of your home, either the basement or crawl space. These pumps activate when water is detected, sending water towards a drain or outside depending on the set up you have in your home.

The goal is to make sure the water is directed away from your home's foundation to prevent the possibility of causing damage. Even a small amount of standing water left in your home's lower level can cause mold and rot. Just make sure you have your sump pump installed by a professional plumbing company to work correctly, and then monitor the performance to watch for possible repair needs.

Most common sump pump problems

Does Your Sump Pump Need Repairs?

Imagine having a sump pump installed but then ignoring the possibility that you need repairs. You could end up with a malfunctioning pump and a flooded basement.

Some common problems homeowners run into with their sump pumps include:

  • Clogged Intake - As with any plumbing fixture, if it's clogged, it won't be able to work correctly. When the intake is blocked, it means the pump won't be able to extract water from the sump pit or sump liner.
  • Overwhelmed Pump - If your pump isn't the right size or you have one pump trying to do enough work for two, it's going to take a toll. An overwhelmed pump won't be able to keep up with the volume of water, and you'll still end up with a flooded basement.
  • No Power - If your home has power, the pump is connected to power, and the circuit isn't tripped, your sump pump should be working. If you experience power outages frequently, you should consider a backup generator for your home.

Finding Professional Plumbing Assistance

If you need to resolve a sump pump problem or require assistance for any other plumbing-related service, you need Charlton & Hill working for you. We've been in business since 1941, and we're committed to making sure each customer gets the best possible service.

We offer service for sump pumps, drain cleaning, and other plumbing repairs. We're also available for emergency service, 24/7. When quality matters, call in our crew to help you with plumbing repairs for sump pumps and more for your Lethbridge home.

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