Are you dependent upon your basement’s sump pump to protect against heavy rainfall and snowstorms in inclement weather conditions? If your sump pump is your sole source of protection against basement flooding, it’s imperative to keep it in working condition and ultimately replace your sump pump before it’s failure. While sump pumps typically have a working lifespan of approximately ten years, it’s critical to ensure your sump pumps replacement before it reaches ten years old. By doing so, you won’t have to worry about your basement flooding and you can protect your commercial business for an extended time period. Since springtime tends to be when your sump pump receives the most use, it’s best to watch for these top warning signs that your business establishment needs an imminent sump pump replacement.
You Might Need a Sump Pump Replacement If…
It’s critical to invest in a sump pump capable of handling the volume of water that may enter your basement. If you’ve noticed that your sump pump cycles on and off during a thunderstorm, the basin of your sump pump might not be capable of handling the amount of rainwater that’s entering your basement. If you keep overworking your sump pump to handle extensive water that it’s not cut out to hold, you may completely burn out your sump pump to the point where it fails. Mahon Plumbing handles extensive sump pump installations and can select up to 20-30 gallon basins, which is superior to a smaller sump pump that can only take 5 gallons maximum.
What’s That Noise?
When you enter your basement to inspect your sump pump, you don’t want to hear any unidentifiable noises. A low, quiet hum should be the extent of noise emitting from your basement’s sump pump. Anything louder? A noisy sump pump is a telltale indication that something may be amiss and you require a replacement. Mahon Plumbing can handle a service call to your home to check out your sump pump and determine the appropriate course of action to address your noisy sump pump.
Water, Water, Everywhere
No matter what, you can’t seem to eliminate any pools of water within your basement. Pooling water or slow draining water within your basement is a picture-clear indicator that your sump pump isn’t in proper working condition. When rainwater and melted snow enter your basement, a well-working sump pump will effectively eliminate these substances from your basement on a quick basis. If that isn’t the case, then Mahon Plumbing can replace your sump pump completely.
Call Mahon Plumbing Today
If you still have more questions regarding your plumbing, we here at Mahon Plumbing are here to help. We have been serving the wider Baltimore area since 1994, so we have 25 years of experience to back up our fantastic service! Call us at our Baltimore location at 410-766-8566 or our Pasadena location at 410-636-7944. Be sure to keep up with us on social media by following us on Facebook or Twitter.