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When Does Your Sump Pump Need Repairs?

Does your home have a sump pump? If so, that system may come in handy one day protecting your home from water damage. While Phoenix isn’t exactly known for its wet, cold weather, there are times when it pays to have a sump pump. Specifically, when snow in the mountains starts to melt and leaves our area flooded. Sump pumps come in handy during these periods of flooding, to say the least, as they can handle the excess water and divert it away from your home.

You may run into a problem however if you need a sump pump repair in Phoenix. The question is, how in the world are you supposed to figure out whether or not you need a sump pump repair before it’s too late? We are happy to help you figure that out.

How Is a Sump Pump Supposed to Work?

Sump pumps are meant to provide protection for your home from excess amounts of water. This can mean that it helps to prevent water damage due to leaks in the house or it can help protect your home from floodwater.

Some pumps are usually set up in a small pit that will fill with water. When the pit fills to a certain point, the sump pump will automatically turn on and begin pumping away the water, diverting it into the wastewater system.

How to Tell Your Sump Pump Needs Repairs

So now the main question to answer is how can you tell when your sump pump needs repairs? It can be hard to figure out if something is wrong unless you are actively realizing that your sump pump is not running when it is meant to. The problem with this is that then you are at risk of water damage in flooding!

The best way to figure this out and avoid later problems is by doing a test on your sump pump to make sure it’s operating correctly and watching for any of the following warning signs:

  • The system doesn’t turn on at all when the pit fills with water.
  • The drainage of water from the pit is slower than it should be.
  • The system uses too much energy when it is running.
  • There is standing water left in the pit after it should have been drained.

Having a sump pump in need of repairs is not something to ignore. It can easily become an overnight disaster if you wake up to find that part of your home has been flooded. Mother Nature is unpredictable, so it is best to be prepared. Scheduling regular maintenance for your sump pump can help reduce the chances that you will need repairs. However, if they do pop up, your best option is to reach out to a professional to get the system back in working order.

Get the sump pump services and other plumbing services you need taken care of. Contact The Sunny Plumber Phoenix today to schedule an appointment. Bright and Shiny and won’t show our Hiney. 

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