There are many elements of sump pump maintenance. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to maintain your sump pump properly. Here are a few of the things that sump pump maintenance should do for you.
- Test the Sump Pump System and Discharge Line
It’s always a good idea to test that the sump pump system is working. There are several ways you can test the system, and experts have a variety of methods they might use to test and make sure the sump pump can pump water in a way that stands up to any flooding issues you might experience.
The discharge line in your sump pump system is one of the most important elements of the system as a whole. If there are any issues with the discharge line, your sump pump won’t be able to do anything because there won’t be a way for the water to make its way out of the basement. Maintaining the discharge line is also extremely important.
- Ensure the Sump Pump Alarm Works
The sump pump alarm is what will let you know if the sump pump isn’t working as well as it should be. Most frequently, it goes off if the water in the basement goes above a specific level. Checking to make sure the sump pump alarm is loud enough for you to hear it and will go off when water gets above a specific level is important.
There are many ways for an expert to test the sump pump alarm. It largely depends on how the alarm works. For example, if the alarm goes off when the water gets above a certain level, the expert may pour water on the sensor to trigger the alarm. Just by taking a look at the sump pump, most experts can figure out how to test the alarm.