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Did you know that your Sump Pump should be checked yearly?

5/9/2022 (Permalink)

Do you have a sump pump in your home? Did you know you should be doing quarterly maintenance to your sump pump? Here is a checklist of items you should check for in order for your sump pump to work properly. 

Basin: Remove all debris from the basin. Be sure to unplug and remove the sump pump while you are performing this task. Once complete, return the sump pump into the basin and plug it back in. 

Discharge pipe: Locate the discharge pipe outside of the home. Check the pipe to be sure there are no blockages or debris in the pipe. Again be sure to unplug the sump pump while you are maintaining the pipe. 

Bearings: The owner’s manual should inform you if the bearings need lubrication. Be sure to lubricate with what they recommend, either an oil a grease.  If your pump has sealed bearings, they will not require lubrication. 

Sump pumps that are poorly maintained could be a cause of basement flooding. When that happens SERVPRO is here to help you get your basement cleaned up. 

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