If you own a home with a basement, garage, or other space that is low in elevation, you likely have a sump pump to keep water from flowing in and flooding the area. Sump pumps are designed to kick on in the event of a sudden influx of water, and any malfunctions or failures can result in flooding and water damage. Keeping your pump in good condition is crucial for it to perform well during an emergency, and sump pump replacement is sometimes necessary. Here are a few signs to watch for leading up to sump pump replacement.
1. Your Sump Pump Runs at Strange Times
Some homeowners might notice that their pumps are constantly running, even without rainy weather. This can be a sign that the switch, which tells your pump to run, is faulty. You may also notice that your pump experiences strange cycles, which is another indicator of switch issues. Extended running times, on the other hand, can be a sign that your sump pump needs more horsepower. In each of these cases, sump pump replacement can resolve the issue and help you ensure that your property is protected.
2. Your Sump Pump Vibrates or Make Strange Noises
Another indicator that you need sump pump replacement is the presence of strange noises or excessive vibration when your sump pump is running. Problems with your pump’s impeller often cause vibration. Odd sounds can be indicative of a few different things, including failed bearings, damaged parts, or impeller issues. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact the team at Metcalf Plumbing. Our experts can help you determine whether or not you need sump pump replacement.
3. You Have an Old Sump Pump
Like any other appliance or tool, sump pumps have a lifespan during which they are functional. Sometimes, a pump’s time is simply up. If you have an old sump pump, replacing it might be your safest option. If you see rust, corrosion, or damage of any kind, you should consider swapping out your old sump pump for a new one. Homeowners can also supplement their pump with a backup sump pump.
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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 and Twitter!