We cannot recommend strongly enough that you have a sump pump installed in your home, if it is not already equipped with one. Water damage from flooding is always one of the chief concerns among homeowners, and you really need to know that you’ll be able to pump water out of the lowest levels of your house as quickly as it can get in. If you do have a sump pump in place already, we’ve got a great offer coming up for you. For just $25, our plumbers will clean and tune-up your sump pump for you. That way, you can count on it being there for you when you need it most.
Even Sump Pumps Require Maintenance
You are probably well aware of the fact that your more complex system, such as your heater and air conditioner, require routine maintenance service. Your sump pump is essentially just a pump, though, so it probably doesn’t require the same level of maintenance, right? Wrong. It’s true that your sump pump in Norfolk, VA may have a lighter maintenance load than those other systems, but it does still require annual maintenance.
- Your discharge line should be checked and cleaned to ensure that it is free of blockages that could compromise its performance.
- Your inlet screen will have to be cleared of debris and residue. This should actually be done a few times a year.
- The float component should also be evaluated for free movement and to ensure that there are no obstructions.
- The sump pit itself should also be inspected, with visible debris being removed to avoid damaging your pump.
Don’t let a one-two punch of heavy rain and a sub-par sump pump performance put the condition of your property at risk. Instead, schedule a professional sump pump cleaning with a member of our staff. Remember to check the promotions page for this and other offers!
House Call Company is here for all of your plumbing needs.