5 Signs To Prevent a Sump Pump Nightmare
One of the best ways to prevent flooding in your home is to install a sump pump. However, if your sump pump malfunctions, you will pay the price with the damage to your home’s structure and furnishings.
Below are five signs to look for to prevent sump pump emergencies. If you notice any of these sump pump red flags, call Estes Services to schedule service with one of our experienced plumbers before it rains!
Excessive Vibrations from Sump Pump
Sump pumps make some noise during operation. However, if the noise can be heard around the house, you have a problem. There might be something jamming the unit or the motor might not be running correctly. Schedule service with our plumber to prepare sump pumps for the next onslaught of water.
Indications of Rust on Sump Pump
Sump pumps are designed to remove excess water, which increases the risk of rust and bacteria accumulation inside over time. Large amounts of rust and bacteria in your can lead to water overflow problems in your home’s drainage system. Our plumbers inspect sump pumps for rust and bacteria build up.
Strange Odor from Sump Pump Area
If you notice a strange odor coming from your basement, you might have water hidden somewhere. When water sits in a basement, a moldy or mildew smell occurs.
The cause can be from a bad seal on the pump. It may be a clog in the hose, which prevents the water from draining properly. An Estes Services plumber determines the source of the odor and stops the offensive smell from taking over your house.
Inconsistent Performance by Your Sump Pump
If you notice inconsistent performance, something might be wrong. A pump which constantly cycles on and off; doesn’t turn on when it’s supposed to; or never shuts off, points to many issues.
The problem might be due to a power source, a damaged float switch, or a pump too small to handle the water load. A plumber is best suited to diagnose the reason for the performance issues.
Call Estes Services immediately if you notice inconsistency with your sump pump’s performance.
A Sump Pump of Advanced Age
This isn’t necessarily a sign, but the age of your sump pump will determine if it will last during the next flood crisis or not. If it’s several years old, it might have reached the end of its life cycle.
If you notice your sump pump running more often during rainstorms, it’s probably time to replace it. Contact Estes Services to speak with a plumber about replacement before it goes out completely.
A Professional Plumber is a Phone Call Away
Don’t wait until your pump fails before you call a plumber for help! Estes Services has the answers you need and our plumbers are ready to help you avoid nightmares with sump pumps. Call us today!