Your sump pump is one of those items you may not remember until you need it—then you hope it’s working as it should. The good news is that the specialists at Knochelmann Service Experts are here to help whether you decide on new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Cincinnati home.
Sump pumps can stop running for a number of different reasons and we’ve likely witnessed it all. So, when your sump pump starts acting strange, give Knochelmann Service Experts a call to schedule a visit and investigate your issue.
During our visit, we can give you with multiple preventive maintenance hints to help certify your sump pump doesn’t leave you high and dry (or actually, quite the reverse) when you need it most. Our team will examine your sump pump for proper operation and if we see any evidence of a impending problem, we’ll alert you immediately and walk through your options.
It is crucial to take note there are a few easy things that you can do to ensure you have your sump pump set up for ideal operation:
- Identify the pump is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet in case of power surges.
- Ensure the cord is in good shape.
- Be sure the pump is upright and not tipping to one side since it can cause the sump pump to not activate when needed.
- If it has been a while since your sump pump has functioned, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and the water drains quickly.
- When it’s going to be dry, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom as it can draw small stones into the grate over time.
- Make sure the vent hole in the discharge pipe is unblocked.
Because your sump pump is basically a type of insurance to protect your living space and your belongings from what can be devastating water damage, look to the experts at Knochelmann Service Experts to help ensure yours is doing its job. We’ve got the experience and expertise you need, whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Give us a call at 513-273-5771
or request an appointment online.