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Sump Pump Failure

9/14/2021 (Permalink)

Flooded basement Always check your sump pump for issues. You do not want a flooded basement.

Sump Pump Failure

Why is my sump pump not working?: First, we should figure out what a sump pump is and what it is supposed to do. A sump pump is a pump that is used to remove water that has accumulated in the pump’s basin. You can usually find them in basements. If they fail; you’ll have standing water, which can cause mold, stench, and create damage to your home.

Have you ever wondered what causes sump pumps to fail? Here are a few reasons why: 

Power Failure: without power, it’s completely worthless. You should have a battery backup in case of power failure.

Frozen Discharge Pipe: if that pipe is not attached correctly, water will gather and eventually freeze.

Switch Stuck in Place: there are several different types of sump float switches. Vertical and tethered are the most common. Verticals work best and tethered are known for getting stuck.

Overworked/Underpowered: not all pumps are the same. Make sure to install the correct horsepower to keep up with the flow of water.

Old Age: It is usually recommended that they be replaced every 5-7 years. Don’t wait until it's too late.

However, if your sump pump does fail and for whatever reason, it fails, SERVPRO of the Quad Cities is here to help. We off 24/7 full-service capabilities.

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