Operations that we must do before beginning any work of installation or disassembly of a sump pump.
Safety tips for using and maintaining a sump pump.
• Always check that the electrical voltage and frequency conform to those indicated on the pump nameplate.
• The pump must always be connected to an input with a ground fault circuit breaker (GFCI).
• Do not load, lift, lower or transport the pump by taking it through the power supply cable.
• Always unplug or disconnect the device before performing any type of maintenance on the product or if you are going to put your hands in the water where the pump connected to the current is located.
• Do not attempt to grease the pump or run it out of the water as it could be damaged.
• Do not use the pump in water with a temperature above 104 ° F as it will significantly reduce the life of the pump.
• The pump must always be disconnected before making any checks on it.
Do not use the sump pump if any of these situations occur.
• The power supply cable or other apparent parts are damaged.
• The power outlet is wet.
• The exit seems to be obstructed.
• Some of the parts are broken or cracked and water drips into the pump chassis.
• Any other strange situation is observed in the appearance of the device.
Tips for when the sump pump is in use.
• Disconnect the pump immediately to prevent the engine from burning if it overloads if it is blocked by a foreign object.
• Do not move or relocate the pump while it is connected to the power and in operation.
• Check that the power cable is not twisted.
Tips for when the sump pump is not in use or will be deactivated for a long time.
• If very low temperatures are expected, remove the pump from the water and completely dry the impeller chamber.
• If water remains inside the impeller chamber and freezes, the pump may be damaged.
• If the pump remains submerged in water for a long period of time without being in operation, it may rust, so it is advisable to remove it from the water and dry it if it is not going to be used for a considerable time.
• In addition, organic waste could accumulate in the pump that would decrease its performance.
• If this happens, run the pump in clean water for a while to remove most of the organic matter from it and then store it after draining and drying it.