Tips to extend the life of your Sump Pump

Sump Pump Cleaning

Sump Pump Cleaning?, Yes..It is true, it is something very casual, but it is the first thing that we must emphasize, the cleaning of the device is something crucially important when it comes to making your sump pump have a long service life, the efficiency of the pump is proportionally direct to its maintenance, we have seen bombs that because of the “hardness of the water” end up broken.

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With simple steps you can clean your pump, remove it from its pit, but first of all disconnect it from the mains, proceed to clean the dirt from the outside of the pump, then clean the inlet screen which is usually something that is clogged with the use time.


Please clean any debris that accumulates in the sump pit. This will cause such wastes not to clog the system at some time, if you maintain a discipline of cleaning your sump pump with a periodic schedule, at least once a year. you must proceed to do a complete cleaning of the system starting with the pump and the pit.

Tests of correct operation of the Pump

The procedure to perform a unit test of the pump is as follows: you must fill the sump pit with a bucket, watching if the float responds to the filling by moving according to that level, if this works when it reaches the appropriate level and set for the activation of the pump, the device must activate the pump, and the water will start to drain out of the system, this verifies that the pump will respond correctly when the water fills the sump.

Checking the drain pipes


If for some reason, the drainage pipe system becomes clogged and the water cannot flow properly, this could overload the pump and cause congestion in the pit, consequently a basement flood could happen, in case you do not have knowledge of plumbing Support a specialized plumber, but if you have such knowledge then get down to work and check the drainage pipes, it’s really not complicated.

Pump Level

In order for the float trigger to be activated, the sump pump must be level, so you must ensure that this is properly leveled, otherwise the system will not be able to drain the water.

Review of the power supply


Many users sometimes ask us, why their pump does not work, it is funny, but the first thing to check is if the pump is plugged into the electrical system, make sure the cable is not damaged or corroded, a corroded cable can cause heating problems and possible short circuits remember that the area where the pump works is very humid.

Backup System


If your budget allows, buy a battery bank and an inverter to be able to make the pump work if there is a problem of electrical failure, this is very important if you live in an area where hurricanes and storms pass with a lot of rain.

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