Your sump pump is one of those systems you may not think about until you need it—then you trust it’s working as it should. The good news is that the professionals at Knochelmann Service Experts are here to help whether you need new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Covington home.
Sump pumps can stop working for several of different reasons and we’ve likely seen it all. So, when your sump pump starts acting weird, give Knochelmann Service Experts a call to schedule a visit and explore your issue.
During our visit, we can provide you with multiple preventive maintenance tricks to help certify your sump pump doesn’t leave you high and dry (or actually, quite the opposite) when you need it most. Our staff will observe your sump pump for proper operation and if we see any sign of a possible problem, we’ll alert you immediately and discuss your options.
It is crucial to remember there are a few very basic things that you can do to make sure you have your sump pump set up for ideal operation:
- Identify the pump is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet in case of power surges.
- Ensure the cord is in good shape.
- Be sure the pump is standing straight and not falling to one side since it can cause the sump pump to not activate when needed.
- If it has been a while since your sump pump has functioned, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and the water drains quickly.
- When it’s going to be dry, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom as it can attract small stones into the grate over time.
- Make sure the vent hole in the discharge pipe is clear.
Because your sump pump is basically a type of insurance to protect your house and your belongings from what can be devastating water damage, look to the experts at Knochelmann Service Experts to help ensure yours is doing its job. We’ve got the experience and expertise you need, whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Give us a call at 859-905-0834
or request an appointment online.