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4 Signs You Need a Sump Pump Replacement

Even if you have the newest most modern sump pump, you will eventually have to replace your sump pump. But, it can be difficult to decipher whether or not you need a sump pump replacement. That being said, here are four signs you need to replace your sump pump.

  1. Installation of a new sump pumpAge

The age of your sump pump is a good tell of whether or not you need to replace your sump pump. Generally, sump pumps last approximately ten years. Of course, the lifetime of your sump pump can be shorter or longer depending on a variety of factors, such as how often it’s used, the electrical source, and the overall quality of your sump pump. But, if your sump pump is almost ten years old, then you should consider hiring a plumber for a sump pump replacement.

  1. Waterless Pit

If your sump pump is activated, then there should be water in the pit. But, if you notice no water when your sump pump is activated, then that most likely means that your sump pump is malfunctioning.

  1. Clogging

Your sump pump can clog for a variety for reasons. For example, dirt and debris can float into your sump pump and accumulate, which would prohibit water from adequately flowing through it. But, continuous clogging can damage your sump pump over time. If you notice your sump pump clogs a decent amount of time, you should consider looking into a sump pump replacement.

  1. Continuously Running

Your sump pump should only run when it’s raining. But, if you notice your sump pump running during other times, then there is most likely significant damage. While you could always look into getting your sump pump repaired, you should consider a replacement instead because this kind of damage is usually pricy and time consuming to repair.