Yorkton residents know that water in the basement often comes with heavy rains. A little water is bad enough because it fosters the growth of mould and mildew, but a flood can wreak havoc on your entire house.
Installing a sump pump is the best first line of defense to protect your home from water damage. Call Vetted HVAC Services today to find out more!
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Reasons to Install a Sump Pump
Most Yorkton residents don’t think about installing a sump pump until after they’ve experienced a flood in the basement, but by then, the damage is done. Instead of hoping your house stays dry during heavy rains, take action now and install a sump pump. Consider these reasons:
- Protects Basements & Crawl Spaces: The best reason for installing a sump pump is that it keeps your basement and crawl spaces dry.
- Prevents Mould & Mildew: Water in the house can cause mould and mildew to proliferate, which can be detrimental to your family’s health.
- High Water Alerts: Today’s technology allows for sump pumps to warn you if the water level in the basement becomes too high so you can summon help quickly to minimize the damage.
- Adds Value to your Home: Having a sump pump makes your home more attractive to potential buyers if you ever decide to sell.
Call Vetted HVAC Services today and let us inspect your home to determine if a sump pump is right for you.
Maintaining Your Sump Pump
Like any machine, you must maintain your sump pump to keep it in good working order and ready for action should water flow into the basement. Sump pump maintenance is easy, and here are steps to consider:
Every 3-4 Months
- Clean out the pump’s inlet screen.
- Make sure the power cord is connected to a power source.
- Pour a bucket of water into the sump to ensure it activates the pump.
Once a Year
- Take out the pump to clean it and check for damage.
- Clean out the sump.
- Lubricate the bearings if the user’s manual requires it.
- Check that the power cord is connected to a power source.
- Pour water into the sump to ensure the pump activates.
If your sump pump is over ten years old, consider replacing it with a new model.
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Signs You Need Sump Pump Repair
A sump pump does you no good if it fails when called upon. And even with routine maintenance, these machines wear out and fail. Watch out for the following warning signs that your sump pump needs replacing.
- Odd Sounds: If your sump pump makes sounds you’ve not heard before, it could signal that the unit is damaged.
- Excessive Vibration: If the impeller is damaged or the blades are bent, it causes the unit to vibrate because it’s off-balance. Failing to fix this ASAP could damage the whole system.
- Irregular Cycling: If your sump pump cycles on and off frequently, it means there’s a problem. If the unit has sat idle for a long time without proper maintenance, it could be time to replace it.
If you notice any of the above issues, call us and ask about our sump pump maintenance and repair service.