Experienced Sump Pump Repair in Cobourg
In most cases, sump pump repair is straightforward and inexpensive. A clogged intake hose is the most common problem, which is no surprise given that sump pumps typically help handle flood and stormwater. Other problems might include an on/off switch that’s stuck or a loose belt. A sump pump typically lasts for around 10 yeas, so if yours is older than a decade, you may want to consider a proactive replacement.
How do you know when your sump pump needs repair?
- Water starts to infiltrate your home
- The unit has visible rust on the casing
- It runs noisily when pumping water
- You hear the pump running for long periods of time
To prevent the need to dry out your basement and pay for sump pump repair or to replace your sump pump, be sure to inspect your pump regularly. Sump pumps often work so well that homeowners forget to clean and service them until there’s a major failure. Also, keep in mind that your sump pump needs electricity and if the power is out, so is your pump.
Fast Sump Pump Installation
If your basement regularly floods, you may want to consider a sump pump installation. A sump pump sits below ground level in your basement and pumps water away from the foundation of your home. When it’s running properly, it keeps your basement dry. But, even the most durable and well maintenance sump pump will need replacing at some point, particularly in Cobourg where we get plenty of rain and snow that leads to groundwater, flash flooding and flooding from Lake Ontario.
You’ll probably need to replace your sump pump every ten years or so, but don’t wait for the unit to fail. Have a plumber from Comfort Zone Heating & Air Conditioning help with sump pump installation to help with basement waterproofing or to keep your basement dry.