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28 Jun

Repair or replace a sump pump? Here’s what you need to know

A sump pump is a critical component of any home’s plumbing system. Removing excess water helps protect your basement or crawlspace from flooding and water damage. However, like any other mechanical device, sump pumps can break down over time, leaving homeowners with a tough choice: repair or replace.

Signs your sump pump needs repair or replacement

Before deciding, it’s essential to know the signs that indicate your sump pump is in trouble. Here are some common issues that suggest your sump pump needs repair or replacement:

Strange noises coming from the sump pump
Frequent cycling on and off
Failure to turn on or off
Visible rust or corrosion
Presence of a foul odor around the sump pump

If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to consult the experienced plumbing contractor referred by Plumbers 911 to evaluate the situation and provide recommendations for repair or replacement.

Repair or replace: which option is best for you?

When your sump pump starts showing signs of wear and tear, the question of whether to repair or replace it arises. Here are some factors to consider when making a decision:

Age: A sump pump’s average lifespan is around ten years. The replacement may be the best option if your pump is approaching this age or beyond
Cost: A minor repair may be less expensive than a complete replacement. However, if you frequently repair the pump, the cost may eventually increase, making replacement more cost-effective.

Performance: A new sump pump will provide better performance, increased reliability, and peace of mind.

Ultimately, the decision to repair or replace your sump pump should be based on your specific situation and budget. Consult with a qualified plumbing professional to determine the best course of action.

Maintenance tips to extend your sump pump’s lifespan

To avoid the need for frequent sump pump repairs or replacement, regular maintenance is essential. Here are some tips to extend the lifespan of your sump pump:

Keep the sump pump clean and free of debris
Test the sump pump periodically to ensure the proper functioning
Inspect the discharge line for any blockages or damage
Ensure the sump pump is securely mounted to prevent vibration and movement

By following these simple maintenance tips, you can extend the life of your sump pump and avoid costly repairs or replacements. If you have concerns, call Plumbers 911 to be connected to one of their partner contractors.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

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