Keep Your Basement Safe With Sump Pump Services

rainy day in neighborhoodOnce the spring weather arrives, that means heavy rains are often on the horizon. And those springtime showers can bring with them basement flooding. If your basement is prone to flooding, your home’s first line of defense against water damage is your sump pump.

That’s why it’s so important to make sure your sump pump is working properly. In this article, we’ll talk about why you should take a good look at your sump pump this spring, and how Home Climates can help you if you’re concerned it may not be working as it should. Keep reading to learn more.

Common Sump Pump Concerns

Many homeowners aren’t sure what to look for when checking to make sure their sump pump is working properly. Here are a few indications that your sump pump needs to be serviced:

  • Stuck Float: A malfunctioning float switch can leave your sump pump idle when it’s needed most.
  • Corroded Wires: Don’t let rusted wires compromise your electric sump pump’s performance.
  • Constantly Running: Excessive cycling could indicate a stuck float or check valve issue.
  • Loud Noises: Unusual sounds? There may be potential fan or impeller problems.

Checking Your Sump Pump

Performing a sump pump inspection is a simple task that can be completed either by a homeowner or by our team. If you’re choosing to inspect it yourself, follow these steps:

  • Check to ensure your pump is plugged in and standing upright
  • Inspect your fuse or breaker box to confirm it hasn’t blown or tripped
  • Check that any backup power system is operational
  • Pour a large bucket of water to confirm the pump works
  • Find the outlet pipe outside the home and clear away any debris

Sump pump inspections should be performed several times a year, especially in the spring when it’s essential that your pump be functional. If you notice any signs of trouble as we mentioned above, Home Climates can help.

What sump pump services does Home Climates provide?

Fortunately, when you choose to work with Home Climates, you’re working with a full-service contractor who is ready to help you keep your basement dry this spring, and all year through. We offer comprehensive sump pump services, including:

  • Sump Pump Repair: We’ll inspect your sump pump if it isn’t working properly, and let you know if we’re able to repair it for you in a cost-effective manner.
  • Sump Pump Inspection: If you’re not sure what to look for when inspecting your sump pump, no worries – our qualified technicians will inspect your sump pump for you.
  • Sump Pump Replacement: If you need a new sump pump installed in your home, we provide high-quality sump pump systems with battery backup – so you’ll never have to worry about your sump pump not working, even if the power goes out.

Remember, a proactive approach now can save you from costly repairs later. Your home deserves the best defense against flood damage – let Home Climates provide you with the products and services you need. Call Home Climates today at 717-689-4151 and we will be happy to help you!


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