Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘sump pump’

It’s Time to Service Your Sump Pump

Monday, March 11th, 2019

sump-pumpThe sump pump is one of those devices in your home that you hope you don’t have to use. It’s an emergency appliance to handle flooding or excess water getting into your basement. But, like any preventive device, you must make sure it’s in working shape year after year. You don’t want it to fail the first time you actually need it!

Spring is about to begin, and this is one of the periods when you may need the services of your sump pump. There is the issue of snowmelt and more rain. The ground around your house will absorb more water, and this can lead to water seeping into the basement through the walls. If your sump pump is working correctly, it will remove the excessive moisture and stop extreme water damage from flooding.

How do you tell if your sump pump is ready to go to work?

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Sump Pump Not Working? Call to Get It Repaired!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

sump-pumpWhen spring arrives, the weather starts to turn warmer. But warmer weather isn’t always good news. Nor are heavy spring rains. Both of them can mean water flooding into the basements of homes. Water damage is expensive to remediate, and this is why many houses have sump pumps installed to automatically remove excess water from a basement or crawlspace. If your home doesn’t have a sump pump already installed, call us today and we can arrange to have one put in.

If you already have a sump pump, we hope you tested it early in the summer. This is easy to do. First turn on the pump and let it run briefly to make sure the motor works. (Don’t let it run too long without water in the sump, since this can cause the pump to overheat.) Then pour water down into the sump and make sure that the pump activates automatically and removes the water from the sump.

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Get Ready to Use that Sump Pump!

Monday, February 26th, 2018

flooded-home-waterSpring is coming in less than a month, and that means flowers and sun—when we’re not getting a whole lot of rain. With winter’s thaw and the coming rain, it’s never too soon to think about the home maintenance tasks that will prepare you for these events. And one such task to take on as soon as you can is maintenance for your sump pump unit.

If you don’t own a sump pump, or if yours needs replacement, now is the time to install one. Otherwise, you need to get yours ready. We go into detail below, but reach out to our team sooner rather than later if you need help with your sump pump.

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Maintaining Your Sump Pump for the Spring

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Spring cleaning time has arrived, which means it’s time to take a look at all of the parts of your home you’ve let go all year. That crowded closet, a corner of your garage, and your basement floor could all use a little bit of attention, but there’s one part of your home you may want to give some extra focus.

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Sump Pump vs. Ejector Pump: What’s the Difference?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

They look pretty much the same and usually reside next to each, but they have very different jobs. What are we talking about? The difference between your home’s sump pump and ejector pump. While all work done to either pump should only be handled by a trained expert, it’s important that, as the homeowner, you know which pump is which should a problem develop. But once you run into a problem with either type of pump, know that you can call the plumbing experts at Basnett Plumbing & Heating for all of your needs.

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