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Sump Pump Replacement: Is Yours Living on Borrowed Time?

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandFebruary 7th, 2017

If your home has a sump pump, it’s there for good reason. Even for an unfinished basement, a sump pump is vital. It is your first line of defense against a potentially ruined foundation, a flooded basement, health issues, mold issues and ruined furniture.

Sump Pump Replacement: Is Yours Living on Borrowed Time?

sump pump replacementThe crazy thing about the need for sump pump replacement is that failure almost always occurs during a very heavy storm. This is not coincidence. Typically, the pump is idle until a big storm hits, and during the storm, the motor becomes stressed, causing the pump to lock up. The disaster is exacerbated if you’re on vacation or even away from your home for eight hours or so.

There are definite symptoms for sump pump replacement. While the list below is not all-inclusive, if you notice one or more of these signs, it’s likely that your pump is living on borrowed time:

  • There’s visible rust on or around the pump.
  • It sometimes gets stuck.
  • It’s older than 7 years.
  • It runs constantly.
  • The builder installed one of the cheapest pumps on the market.
  • You can’t remember when it was last replaced.
  • It makes strange noises.
  • It vibrates excessively when running.
  • It came with your home, and you’ve lived there for more than 7 years.
  • It used to run when it rained, but it hasn’t run in a while – a clear sign that you need sump pump replacement.

At Southeastern Septic LLC in Lakeland, FL, we offer top-quality residential and commercial septic services, including tank pumping and repair, new installations, sump pump replacement, green swamp inspections, real estate inspections, drain cleaning, and much more. Please contact us today for more information.