Sump Pump Maintenance Tips
The sump pump is one of those plumbing systems that most homeowners don’t think about. A sump pump is designed to turn on automatically when the basement begins to flood. If it malfunctions and doesn’t turn on, it can cause expensive damage to your home. By following a few simple maintenance steps you can reduce the chances that your sump pump will fail when you need it the most.
IMPORTANT: Before removing the pump always disconnect the unit from the power supply, and reconnect it after cleaning.
Quarterly Sump Pump Maintenance
1. Clean the pump screen or inlet opening. If your sump collects the discharge from an washing machine, cleaning will be required for often.
2. Pour enough water into the sump pit to cycle the pump and ensure proper functioning.
Annual Sump Pump Maintenance
Remove and and clean the pump. Clean the pump pit also. Do not lubricate or perform any other maintenance unless the pump’s instruction manual says to do so. Ensure that the float arm is able to smoothly move up and down to active the pump.
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