While a sump pump plays a huge role in keeping your basement dry, it’s only effective when it’s in proper working condition. We’ve covered sump pump failures in the past, but we wanted to highlight five more reasons why these appliances tend to fail.
It’s a Defective Product
Although this is typically unlikely, you may have a defective product. It’s out of your control, but it happens. If you have a faulty sump pump, get a new one. In the future, make sure you always test your sump pump after installation.
If you’re experiencing problems with your sump pump, these issues could trace back to its initial installation. Professionals should always install sump pumps carefully, but that doesn’t mean they do. If you believe someone installed your sump pump incorrectly, you may want a second opinion from a trusted professional.
It’s Not Hooked Up to a Drainage System
If your sump pump pit doesn’t have any water in it, it may not be hooked up to a drainage system. If you don’t have a drainage system, have a professional install one.
Unfortunately, sump pumps don’t last. In fact, most sump pumps only work for around seven to ten years. Even if it isn’t completely broken, you may still want to replace your sump pump before its well past its prime. If you keep it, there will certainly come a time when it will fail. To save yourself the trouble this could cause, buy and install a more current model every few years.
Not every sump pump is the same. In fact, your current sump pump might not be powerful enough to handle the amount of water it needs to process. For instance, it’s entirely possible that your sump pump may be the wrong size. A sump pump that’s too large or too small will work harder than necessary to expel water from your basement, and an overworked sump pump has a short lifespan.
Should you require assistance with your sump pump, you can count on The Real Seal. We offer sump pump replacement services and battery backup systems. Regardless of the issues you’re experiencing, our professionals will properly resolve everything with care and speed.