Indicators Your Sump Pump Needs to be Replaced
A home’s sump pump is an essential element in many homes to keep those that live in the home safe from possible flooding. Sump pumps collect water below the lowest level of the home and release it outside of the home. Since they serve such an important function, it’s important to have your sump pump replaced when the time comes. A few indicators that your sump needs to be replaced are:
Your sump pump should not run continuously. In the event that it is, hopefully it is just a switch problem that can be easily repaired. If that’s not the issue, your home’s sump may not be able to handle its water and as a result has to be replaced.
If your sump pump goes long periods of time without being used, it is likely to have a shorter lifespan and be in need of a replacement earlier than potentially expected.
In the event that your sump pump’s motor begins to struggle, it is time to consider a replacement. If the motor for your sump pump isn’t working or the motor gets stuck frequently it can be more cost effective to replace the unit than continue to repair it.
Any odd or disconcerting sounds coming from your sump pump can signal damaged or worn components. Any banging, grinding, or rattling sounds are cause for concern.
Sometimes old age is enough of a reason to get a replacement sump pump. Over time, wear and tear will make your sump pump less effective. Any sump pump over seven years of age is considered outdated and a replacement should be considered.
Any visible rust is a sign that your sump pump has begun to deteriorate. Rust can cause your sump pump to have issues with water flow to your drainage system.
Anytime your sump pump is vibrating uncontrollably it is likely due to an issue with the impeller. Impellers become damaged when debris is sucked up by them. Damaged impellers are unlikely to be able to be repaired and as a result a replacement unit is usually needed.
Regardless of your home plumbing issue at hand, Veteran Air expert technicians will determine your needs before any work is done, so you can make the best decision possible for your family and your Sarasota, FL home.