As with any issue, minor malfunctions can evolve into costly problems if not handled appropriately. If your sump pump is not performing appropriately, schedule an appointment with our team of licensed plumbers. We provide timely and efficient sump pump installation and repair services to homes and commercial properties in New Jersey and New York. If you need fast and efficient services contact our team at (732) 638-4317.
6 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs to Be Repaired or Replaced
If you don’t know exactly when it’s time to replace your sump pump check out the six most common indicators below:
1. End Of Lifespan & Age
As much as we’d like them to, your sump pump won’t last forever. After about 10 years, expect your sump pump to begin showing signs that it’s nearing the end of life.
The longevity of your sump pump will depend on the following factors:
- Electrical source
- Frequency of use
- Length to discharge
If you think your system is nearing the end of its life, contact a plumber for professional advice.
2. No Water In Sump Pit
An incorrectly installed sump pump will usually run when there’s no water in the pit. Or it may not be properly connected to the drainage system. We offer reliable sump pump installation and repair services in areas such as Jersey City, Haverstraw, Newark, Paterson, Woodbridge, and Sloatsburg. Our team will perform an inspection of your sump pump to resolve the issue. Malfunctioning basement drainage won’t effectively send water to the sump pit and may eventually flood your home.
3. Clogged System & Switches
If your pump does not have a cover or lid, it’ll become clogged with contaminants including dirt and debris. A unit that is constantly clogged will decrease in efficiency and eventually cease to operate sooner than it’s supposed to. Premature sump pump replacement is often caused by dirty components, debris in your sump pit, or a malfunctioning float switch. To prevent your system from malfunctioning, purchase a sump pump with a lid or contact a technician to evaluate your unit for replacement.
4. Unusual Noises
Although your sump pump will make noise when operating, it should not be anything irregular or alarming. If your system makes rattling, gurgling, or grinding noises, it’s time to contact a professional HVAC technician.
These types of sounds usually indicate there is a problem with your sump pump’s motor. Fortunately, your motor can be saved. To do this, schedule an appointment with a professional plumber.
5. Sump Pump Is Continuously Operating
A sump pump system that continues to operate, regardless of the weather, needs immediate service. Over time, this issue will overwork your sump pump and eventually shorten your unit’s lifecycle.
Top four reasons your sump pump will overwork:
Incorrectly sized sump pump
If your unit is too small for its pit, it will constantly run. On the other hand, if it’s too large, it will cause the pit to fill too fast.
Missing check valve
In a nutshell, your sump pump’s check valve will make sure water remains outside. If this part is missing or broken your sump pump will malfunction and water may backflow instead of dispersing outside your home. Our team offers sump pump repair services in areas such as Tom’s River, Haverstraw, Lakewood, Newark, Nyack, Jersey City, and Paterson. Our team has the tools necessary to fix or replace your check valve.
Stuck sump pump switch
A clogged or tangled float switch will result in a sump pump that overworks and burns out.
A high water table may cause your sump pump to operate on a continuous basis. Without installing a second sump to compensate for the heavy flow of water, you’ll need to upgrade your system. In this situation, it’s best to have a professional assess your property and recommend a long-term solution.
6. Sump Pump Loses Power
Your sump may lose power for a number of reasons:
When your sump pump loses power, due to a power outage or electrical malfunction, try to reset your system. If that doesn’t work, contact an HVAC technician or plumber for immediate service.
Why Hire Gold Medal Service?
- Known for professionalism & friendliness
- Available 24/7 for emergency repairs
- Can handle any type of plumbing problem, even the most perplexing ones
- Same-day plumbing services
- Financing options available
- Up-front pricing, along with a full description of the plumbing service you need
We stand behind all of our work at Gold Medal Service. We even guarantee your satisfaction, your home’s cleanliness, your safety, and we protect your time. Our highly-trained plumbers truly care about the work they complete, stopping at nothing until you receive the proper help you need to get your plumbing system exactly the way you want it.
Sump Pump Replacement & Repair Solutions
When you have a sump pump issue in New Jersey or New York, contact a trusted and reliable company to repair or replace your system. Hiring a certified technician to perform maintenance on your sump pump will prolong its lifespan and increase efficiency. Our team of emergency plumbers offers sump pump repair solutions in locations such as Tom’s River, Pomona, Newark, Haverstraw, Jersey City, Nyack, and Paterson. Schedule an appointment with Gold Medal for sump pump replacement and repair services. Call (732) 638-4317 or schedule an appointment online.
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