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How to Maintain Your Sump Pump

Heavy Duty Cast Iron Sump PumpYour sump pump is a crucial part of your home’s plumbing system. It is important to keep your sump pump well-maintained in order to avoid issues with backups or even flooding. After all, your plumbing system is important to your family’s health and safety, so you should routinely check on your sump pump, pipes, and integral plumbing features (such as the toilets and sinks) in order to make sure your home is running smoothly. Here are just a few tips that can help you maintain your sump pump.

Inspect Your Sump Pump Regularly

Just like any other part of your plumbing system, frequent check-ups are key. Regularly look over your system and clean your sump pump of any dirt, gravel, or other natural debris to ensure it is working properly. It’s also important to have regular plumbing inspections to make sure all parts of your plumbing system are working well together. This can help you avoid costly repairs or even devastating flooding and water damage.

Be Prepared with a Backup Pump

In case of emergency, you should always be prepared to back up the important systems in your home. The plumbing is no inspection. In this case, you should have a backup pump system in case of power outages or a failing sump pump. A sump pump in disrepair can cause flooding in your home, which can result in expensive damage, mold growth, and lasting problems for your home’s system. You should also be checking your battery regularly to make sure it will not fail in case of emergency. The last thing you need is an overflowing sump pit when you have other power outage issues to sort out.

Be Proactive with Repairs and Replacements

Just like with any other system in your home, it is incredibly important for homeowners to stay on top of maintenance and repairs. By being proactive, learning how your system should work, and asking questions of your trusted plumbing professionals, you can better take care of your system. This will help you avoid damages or other repairs in the long run, but it will also help you to maintain your system and prolong its life.

Install an Alarm

A great idea for maintaining your sump pump is actually an alarm. By installing an alarm, you will be alerted when your pump stops working. This can help you avoid flooding and repair your system quickly and efficiently.

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Metcalf Plumbing is a customer-focused plumbing contractor serving residential and commercial clients throughout the Catonsville, Ellicott City and surrounding areas. From water heater installation, sump pump installation and repair to water and sewer line replacement, Metcalf Plumbing is a trusted resource to call on when you need help with your plumbing services. We are not commission-based and we provide honest, upfront costs with a thorough inspection of your system and suggested next steps. Our trained and courteous technicians are standing by to provide quality comfort at competitive prices. You can call us at 410-242-311 and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Google+, and Twitter!

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