Signs Your Sump Pump Needs To Be Replaced

Tai Irwin
25 Jul 2013

BY Tai Irwin / 0 Comments

Changing a Sump Pump

North Shore Sump PumpPlumbing is a vital part of being able to maintain a healthy household. There are, at some points, times where parts of the system need to be repaired or replaced altogether. One such item that may need attention is the sump pump.

A sump pump is just a pump that is used to drain water away from the house, and is most often used in a basement or a small crawlspace in the house. The main purpose of a sump pump is to prevent flooding in the basement or crawlspace and any complications that may follow. There are also different kinds of sump pumps, such as submersible pumps, which are made out of iron and pedestal pumps, which are made out of plastic. Needless to say, submersibles are much sturdier and durable than pedestal pumps.

The most obvious sign of needing to replace your sump pump is when it isn’t dispersing water from the household as well as it should be, or even at all, which can lead to flooding problems. This in turn can lead to other issues such as residue and mold buildup, which can cause health problems. Another fact that should be taken into account is that sump pumps are not extremely long lasting, only going for about nine or ten years at the most before starting to fall apart. If it has been that amount of time since it was last checked, then it’s time to replace the pump with a newer one. A buildup of oil or any other substance blocking the intake in the pump is another sign that it needs replacing, in that the buildup may cause the pump to discharge.

Sump pumps are not an extremely long lasting tool. Even though they have a limited life span, being able to replace the pump is not a difficult task though it is important in the long run.

If you have a damaged or backed-up sump pump in the North Shore area, call us immediately at 02 9451-1863!