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A New Sump Pump: 5 Signs You Need One

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Sump pumps prevent homeowners and renters from experiencing a wet basement and water damage.

For the most part, your home might be in need of a new sump pump, but how are you supposed to know? In fact, sump pumps are designed to prevent homeowners from experiencing a wet basement and the water damage that results from that as well. If you are dealing with excess moisture in the basement, or worse, a leak, it might have to do with your sump pump. The reality is, when you end up with a wet basement, you are a lot more likely to end up with mold or mildew — or worse issues as well. Ultimately, when dealing with a soggy basement, then you might want to take a peek at your sump pump as it’s likely to be the cause. Here are some of the key telltale signs that it’s about time to invest in a brand new sump pump to save your home from disaster.

Strange Noises From Your Sump Pump 

If you end up hearing strange noises coming from the sump pump, it might need to be repaired or replaced. In fact, any sounds coming from the pump are key signals that there are some components of the sump pump itself that might actually be completely worn out. The reality is, strange noises could even signal that there is something broken inside of your sump pump — which is precisely why you might want to have the professionals come out and inspect it. Ultimately, there shouldn’t be any noises coming from it if it’s working effectively and efficiently.

Your Sump Pump Won’t Stop Running

Another key sign that your sump pump needs to be replaced include the fact that it won’t stop running. For the most part, the issue might be with the switch if you’re experiencing a sump pump that simply won’t shut off. 

It Goes On And Off Repeatedly

Again, if there are any strange things happening with your pump, then it might mean it’ll need to be repaired or replaced. In fact, if it won’t stop going on and off — even with a heavy rainfall, then you want to have the professional come out and inspect it to determine what needs repair.

Visible Damage Or Rust

If you notice any clear signs of damage or rust on the pump itself, it might finally be time for a new one. In fact, most of them will eventually get rusty — particularly over a significant amount of time which is why once you start noticing the signs of rust, a new pump may be in the near future.

Never Using It

An unused sump pump will actually deal with issues later down the line. In fact, one that isn’t often used will tend to require more repairs than ones that are used regularly. 

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