The sump pump is designed to remove the risk of basement water flooding. When professionally installed it should work well for years to come. As with any aspect of your home, the sump pump needs professional maintenance from time to time in order to make sure it’s there when you need it. Because the sump pump may only be used occasionally, maintenance becomes all the more important. The sump pump is a kind of insurance against the risk of serious water damage, and as such, its ability to perform should be a source of confidence, not cause for concern. For more information about your sump pump, or to schedule Littleton, MA plumbing service, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating today!
- Reliability: The entire principle of the sump pump rests on its reliability in the face of storms and flooding. Reliability is the key to ensuring that your basement does not flood during groundwater swells or long rainstorms. Routine sump pump maintenance will make sure that you can have confidence in your system.
- Effectiveness: Reliability depends upon the effectiveness of the sump pump. Its ability to pump water from the lowest point in your basement requires the cooperation of various parts. The grate on the bottom of your unit will need to be cleaned periodically to remove stones and other debris that may have collected there as a result of the unit’s suction.
- Efficiency: The efficient removal of water is critical to the sump pump’s effectiveness. You want to be sure that your sump pump is not overpowered by the amount of water coming in, and therefore, all of its components need to be in excellent working condition. If there are any leaks in the outlet pipe, or if the drainage system is not adequately distanced from your home foundation, the sump pump can be incredibly inefficient.