For peace of mind about your sump pump, rely on Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing.
Many homes and businesses have sump pumps to help protect against water damage from flooding, burst pipes, or foundation leaks. Unfortunately, sump pumps often fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category.
Property owners often neglect to invest in routine sump pump service, which can lead to a very real possibility that the pump might fail next time they need it.
To keep your sump pump in good working condition and enjoy peace of mind as to its reliability and effectiveness in the event of an emergency, you need to take proper care of it. Fortunately, there is nothing complicated or cumbersome about sump pump maintenance. Together with an experienced plumber from Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing, you can easily take care of your sump pump.
What Sump Pump Owners Can Do
Every three to four months, you should check on your sump pump. First, make sure the pump is plugged in and the power cord is intact. Then, dump a bucket of water into the sump. This will allow you to confirm that the pump does turn on, will drain the water properly, and will shut off afterwards. If the pump does not work like it should, you will know you need to call a plumber who specializes in sump pump repair for help.
What Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing Plumbers Can Do
Every year, you should call Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing for professional sump pump maintenance. This will involve many other tasks besides just checking that the pump runs. For example, we will:
- Clean the sump pit
- Test the check valve
- Clean the pump inlet screen
- Clean the impeller
- Grease or oil pump bearings if required
- Check electrical connections
- Check circuit breaker
- Reassemble the pump
- Replace backup batteries as needed
- Test pump
This annual maintenance visit is the best way to ensure that your sump pump stays in top working condition and is ready to protect your property in the event of an emergency. If any repair needs are discovered during the course of the maintenance visit, we will explain them to you and provide an estimate for the cost before completing the repair.
If you can’t remember the last time you had your sump pump serviced, that means it is definitely time to contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing for a professional maintenance visit. Please call or click now to set up your appointment.