A sump pump is an important component of your home's plumbing system that helps to prevent water damage by pumping out water that has accumulated in your basement or crawlspace. Over time, your sump pump may need to be replaced due to wear and tear or damage. Here are some signs that your sump pump may need to be replaced:
- Age: Sump pumps typically last between 5 and 10 years. If your sump pump is approaching or has exceeded its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider replacing it.
- Unusual noises: If your sump pump is making unusual noises, such as grinding or rattling sounds, it may be a sign that the pump is failing and needs to be replaced.
- Excessive cycling: If your sump pump is turning on and off frequently, it may be a sign that it is failing and needs to be replaced.
- Continuous running: If your sump pump is running continuously, it may be a sign that it is overworked or not functioning properly. In some cases, the pump may be repairable, but if it continues to run continuously, it may need to be replaced.
- No water being pumped: If your sump pump is not pumping out water, it may be a sign that the pump is failing or that there is a clog in the discharge pipe. In either case, it may be time to replace the pump.
If you notice any of these signs, have the professionals at Plumbing Paramedics inspect your sump pump to determine if it needs to be replaced. Our team can assess the condition of your sump pump and recommend the best course of action to keep your home protected from water damage.