Is Your Sump Pump Ready for Rainy Weather?

With spring finally here, it’s now time to make sure your basement sump pump is running properly and ready for the season. Make sure to test your pump thoroughly to identify problems before they are revealed by having inches of water on the floor.

Ensuring that your sump pump is ready for the rainy season is crucial for several reasons:

Prevent Basement Flooding:

  • A properly functioning sump pump helps to keep your basement or crawl space dry by pumping out excess water that collects in the sump pit.
  • Heavy rains can lead to flooding, causing extensive damage to your property and belongings.

Protect Home Structure:

  • Flooding can weaken the foundation of your home, leading to structural damage over time.
  • By keeping your pump in good working condition, you help maintain the integrity of your home’s foundation.

Prevent Mold and Mildew:

  • Excess moisture from flooding can create a breeding ground for mold and mildew, which not only damages your property but also poses health risks to you and your family.

Common causes of sump pump failure:

Faulty Switch

  • The switch is a built-in mechanical part and can fail.

Power Failure:

  • Electricity is required to operate a pump so any power-related issue will have a large impact on the performance. 
  • It’s a good idea to install a battery backup system in case the main power goes down.

To ensure that your sump pump is ready for the rainy season, it’s essential to perform regular maintenance checks. Testing the pump, cleaning the sump pit, inspecting the discharge pipe, and making any necessary repairs or replacements is important. If you’re unsure about how to maintain your pump, consider consulting Mac Plumbing Heating and Air for assistance.

Be prepared with a check-up from Mac! If you find yourself with plumbing or HVAC problems, be sure to contact Mac Plumbing, Heating & Air here or call us at (931) 552-5555.