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8 Quick Tips About Your Sump Pump

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Your Sump Pump is an essential part of your home. It's important to not only keep your house safe but your family as well. To ensure your basement doesn't flood with water check out the 8 quick tips listed below.

1. Clean Your Sump Pump- It's important to clear debris from your downspouts and any area surrounding your sump pump discharge line. To prevent clogs it's good to inspect this because you want to be sure that it is free of obstructions. This will increase the pump's efficiency and prolong its life.                                                                                                                                                                         2. Test Your Sump Pump- When you pour a bucket of water into the sump pit, it should turn on automatically and drain the water and then turn off. Be sure to also check that the float and valve are moving freely.                                                                                                                                                    3. Research For A Plumber- It's a good idea to know what plumber you want in case of a crisis. That way you are prepared and not blind sided if it ever occurs.                                                             4. Lifespan Of Your Sump Pump- No matter how well you maintain and care for your sump pump it can still fail on you. No matter what nothing lasts forever. Parts will have normal wear and tear and need to be replaced. There is no set time when a sump pump needs to be replaced, since it depends on how the parts are operating.                                                                                                                     5. Have A Backup-If your house experiences frequent power outages or if your primary sump pump fails, it's always good to have a battery backup. Consult an F.H. Furr technician to explore your options for a battery backup.                                                                                                                     6. Check Outlets- If your basement is damp it can cause electrical outlets to trip. This could cause your sump pump to not work. Be sure that your sump pump is plugged into a dry and working outlet.                                                                                                                                                                       7. Listen For Any Strange Noises- If your sump pump is making a strange noise this can indicate that there is something wrong with the system. Call for help, so you can figure out the problem before it can damage anything or flood your basement.                                                         8. Replacement- When replacing your Sump Pump it's crucial that you buy the correct item and don't get the wrong size or part. Doing that would end up causing you more stress and more money. 

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