A sump pump works to transfer water from one location to another. Most sump pumps are installed in the basement or other low areas that are prone to flooding. Like most moving pieces of machinery, a sump pump is prone to occasional malfunction and requires maintenance in order to continue operating.
If you need sump pump repair in Clifton Township and Scranton, PA, or any of our other service locations across the Pocono region of Pennsylvania, please consider Freedom Flow Plumbing and Heating Services, your plumbing and heating servants. We will arrive promptly when you need us and we will work diligently until the job is done properly. Pick up the phone and dial (570) 468-8217 to speak with us today.
Common Causes of Sump Pump Malfunction
- Plugged Screen – A sump pump is equipped with small screens on the openings through which water flows. These screens act as filters for large debris and can become clogged. A clogged screen prevents water from flowing properly and can back into your basement once again.
- Switch Malfunction – There are multiple reasons why a sump pump’s switch may not work properly. The switch itself could be lodged against the basin on the inside of the pump. The basin could have shifted inside the pump, which would render the switch useless. There may even be debris preventing proper function.
- Frozen Drainage Pipe – If you live in a cold environment, the drainage pipe situated outside your home could freeze. Preventing a drainage pipe from freezing usually requires insulating the pipe ahead of time, though a stop can be installed to re-direct water before it reaches the frozen pipe until it thaws again in spring.
- Circuit Breaker – Sump pumps draw a significant amount of power, and can easily overload a circuit if there are many other appliances drawing simultaneously. The best solution is to have one circuit dedicated solely to the sump pump and is protected by a ground fault interrupter.
- Excess Noise – Excess noise is a result of water hammering. Water hammering occurs when a moving mass of water is forced to suddenly stop or change direction. The resulting shockwave creates feedback that can press water against the inside of the lines, causing pressure and loud noise. Quiet check valves help to eliminate some of this noise.
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