You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!


You May Not Need Sump Pump Repair, Try This!

If you’re not sure that your sump pump is working correctly, spring is the perfect time to check that out. Sump pump repair is not always necessary every year. First, you should check your sump pump to make sure that it’s in good working condition. This is a relatively simple process that could save you time and money in the long run.

waterproofing company in South DakotaFirst, what is a sump pump and what is it used for?

A sump pump is a pump that is placed in your basement in a basin which collects any water that might come in. The pump then removes this water from your basement. Sump pumps are mainly used in basements that flood or in basements that need moisture reduction.

Rapid Foundation Repair uses reliable, high efficiency, and high capacity sump pumps from Earth Contact Products. Our systems include high-performance pumps, battery backups, efficient basin designs, check valves and built-in alarms for basement drainage needs. We also use a quality switch because switch failure is the most common reason for sump pump failure.

Basement Waterproofing in Elm Springs, SDHow can I check my sump pump to assure that it’s working?

The first, and easiest, way to check to see if your sump pump is still working (and you don’t need sump pump repair) is to unplug it and plug it back in to turn it on. If it turns on, it doesn’t guarantee that you’re in the clear, but it’s a good indicator that it still works correctly. If you have any doubts, please call us at Rapid Foundation Repair and we would happy to help.

The second way is to pour some water into the basin and check to see that it comes out of the spout. Do this by simply adding some water around the pump. The pump should be on and will remove the water that you’ve just poured in. This is a fairly good indicator that it is working correctly as you can see it performing.

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If your sump pump does not turn on or does not eliminate water that you pour into the basin, it’s time to call the professionals at Rapid Foundation Repair and get it checked out. With spring storms on the way, it’s the perfect time to get ahead and make sure that your sump pump is still protecting your basement from water damage. Also make sure to ask about interior waterproofing options if you’re still having water problems with only your sump pump. Give us a call today and chat about your options.