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3 Signs You Need a Sewer Pump Replacement
Without an adequately functioning sewer pump, your overall plumbing system won’t be able to work properly. Of course, a malfunctioning plumbing system isn’t something you want because you won’t be able to use your plumbing system, damage could occur, and there are safety risks. That being said, it’s important to acknowledge signs you need a sewer pump replacement in a timely manner, so you don’t have to worry about any of the risks of a malfunctioning plumbing system. Just check out the top three signs it’s time to replace your sewer pump below.
If you notice a foul sewage smell in or around your home, this is an indicator that your sewer pump is severely damaged. While you could attempt to try to locate and fix the leak, it will most likely be difficult to adequately do so. That’s why you should call a plumber as soon as possible if you smell any foul odors.
If your sewer pump is constantly running, that most likely means something has impacted the switch so it can’t adequately turn on and off. While you would expect a constantly running sewer pump to continuously spit out waste, it actually means the opposite. After all, there’s only so much waste a pump can spit out. After all the waste is removed, the sewer pump will continue running but won’t deposit anything. While this isn’t necessarily dangerous, it will overwork your sewer pump and could cause it to eventually fail, which is why it’s important to get a sewer pump replacement as soon as you notice your pump is malfunctioning.
While some sewer pumps aren’t exactly silent, they shouldn’t make any loud or alarming noises. When a sewer pump is damaged, it usually makes obscure noises, such as gurgling and motor sounds, that are hard to ignore and can even be alarming. If you hear any of these sounds throughout your daily routine, be sure to call your plumber as soon as possible, so they can replace your sewer pump.