Equipment

Common Sump Pump Power Failures

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Sump pump power failure: Sump pump power failures are common, and the industry is working on ways to improve this. Sump pumps help remove water from a building’s basement or crawlspace by pumping it out of the sump pit and outside through an outlet point. They are necessary because groundwater can rise into these spaces due to natural disasters like floods, heavy rainstorms, or excessive snowfall. The sumps that pumps use are also called sumps or sumping pits, which have become increasingly popular in homes since they’re less expensive than other options for basement drainage systems.

– Sump pumps can fail because of a silt buildup on the intake screen. Remove the silt from the sump with a water hose or by using an attachment for your vacuum cleaner. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace your sump pump entirely.

– Sumps can also fail due to freezing pipes in cold climates. To avoid this problem, use anti-freeze gel during the winter months or wrap pipes with insulation foam sleeves if they aren’t insulated already. You could also protect against frozen pipes by installing heat tape on sump pump hoses.

– A sump can fail due to low voltage, running out of battery power, or a faulty sump pump. If you notice that your sump has stopped working, shut off the main breaker and replace the batteries if they are drained. You may also need to hire an electrician if damage to the sump pump or its wiring.

To prevent water damage, make sure your sump pump is in good working order, and you have a backup ready to go in case of emergencies.