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3 Signs You Need a Sump Pump Repair
If you have a sump pump, you most likely already know how important it is. After all, your sump pump acts as the main line of defense between your home and flooding. That being said, it’s extremely important that your sump pump is in the best condition possible at all times. If your sump pump has any damage, you should hire a plumber to repair it as soon as possible. So, here are three signs you need a sump pump repair.
If your sump pump isn’t regularly cleaned and maintained, it’s susceptible to mold and mildew growth. When mold and mildew grow in your sump pump, it can create a musty smell. Additionally, mold and mildew can damage your sump pump. So, if you notice any strange odors coming from your sump pump, you should call your plumber for a sump pump repair.
Every sump pump has a switch that goes off whenever there is excess water in the pit, which activates the pump. But if the switch is stuck, then your sump pump won’t be able to properly work and your home is at risk of water damage. That being said, consider regularly checking your sump pump by pouring water in it and seeing if the pump turns on. If you notice any problems with your sump pump activating, be sure to contact your plumber because you might need a sump pump repair.
Lastly, your sump pump shouldn’t make any obscure or loud sounds while it’s working. While some sump pumps don’t make any noise, some make a small buzzing sound. But, if you notice any strange or loud noises while your sump pump is activated, then you should call your plumber because you most likely need a sump pump repair.