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Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

Chad Vanvari
Publication date:
April 9, 2019
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Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist
To make sure your sump pump is working well, the following sump pump maintenance checklist will help you detect any issues.

If your sump pump begins to lean, it will shift the water in the pit and put pressure on its components.

The sump pump float controls when it needs to activate and pump the excess water out.

The discharge pipe of your sump pump needs to be far enough away from your home, so it doesn't leak back around your home's foundation.

Odours usually come from the sump pump trap, which contains some water.

A sump pump failure can do a lot of damage to your basement, which is why maintenance is key.

Testing the sump pump and ensuring you have a backup pump are the simplest places to begin, but what if it malfunctions? There's no time to waste when you realize your pump is not working its best.


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Chad Vanvari
Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist
April 9, 2019
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