Since sump pumps are located in the basement and aren’t directly a part of a home’s main plumbing system, it’s easy for many homeowners to take an “out of sight, out of mind” approach when it comes to sump pump maintenance, which includes knowing when it’s time to replace it. Recognizing the sump pump replacement signs can help you avoid the hassle and expense of basement flooding, which is every homeowner’s nightmare!
Nobody knows more about sump pump replacement in Seattle than Raymark Plumbing & Sewer! Our highly recommended sump pump maintenance services in Seattle include teaching homeowners more about the signs you need sump pump replacement. If you’re ever unsure about how to maintain your sump pump or when it needs to be replaced, don’t hesitate to call the experts at Raymark Plumbing & Sewer.
Here’s how you can learn the signs of sump pump replacement in Seattle.
Many basements have special water collection pits, known as sumps, dug into their foundation in order to prevent flooding. From here, sump pumps work diligently to suction this water out and pump it to an area a safe distance away from a home’s foundation. All of this hard work makes a distinct humming noise that’s hard to miss. If the sound of this hum changes out of nowhere or begins to sound a little off, it could mean your sump pump is having problems. Worse yet, if the sump is filled with water and the pump isn’t making any noise, call us right away for sump pump replacement!
Watch the water level
The water damage caused by a flooded basement can be devastating. Always take note of the water level in the sump. If it begins to creep towards the top or even worse, if your basement floor is flooded, it’s time for an immediate sump pump replacement!
Remember how old it is
Even if you’re diligent about regular sump pump maintenance, it will eventually need to be replaced. You don’t necessarily have to buy a new sump pump just because yours is a few years old, but replacement should definitely be on your mind around the ten year mark. When a sump pump is this old, it’s best to replace it at the first sign of poor performance. It’s better to upgrade too early instead of too late!
With all the different available options for sump pump replacement, knowing which one to choose can be confusing. But with over 30 years of experience, you can always trust the experts at Raymark Plumbing & Sewer with all your sump replacement needs. For sump pump maintenance and other professional plumbing services in Seattle, call Raymark Plumbing & Sewer!