The sump pump, whether you know it or not, is one of the most important fixtures in your home. During the rainy spring months, this machine keeps your home dry and free from the problems that come with flooded basements. It's therefore necessary that you return the favor and make sure you are keeping up with your sump pump maintenance.
In general, you should clean your sump pump every couple of months, depending on how heavy the rain has been lately, in addition to pre-cleanings when heavy rain is forecast and also in early spring. Having the sump clean for when it rains can ensure its functionality – after all, you don't want to be faced with a pump that doesn't work when it's pouring buckets outside.
Getting the job done
Now that you know how often to clean it, what, exactly, should you do? You should make sure that you are scooping out any debris that may have accumulated in the basin under the machine over the past few months. In addition, check the power cord for wear and tear, and take a look at the drainage pipes that take water out of the system. The pipes should connect tightly and deposit water in the proper place, usually at least 20 feet from your foundation.
As always, if you have any issues at all with your sump pump or if you want to schedule a checkup of your plumbing system in general, get in touch with your local experts at your Yonkers Roto-Rooter today.