How to prepare your sump pump for summer

Summer comes with sunshine, warm weather, and of course, storms. It’s important that you check to make sure that your sump pump is ready for any potential summer storms:

  • Clean out your sump pump: Cleaning out your sump pump will help get rid of any debris that could cause a potential clog. 
  • Make sure your sump pump is connected to a working outlet: Sump pumps work off of energy so it’s important to make sure it’s connected to a working outlet so it can do its job when there is a storm. 
  • Check to see if your sump pump works: You can check to see if your sump pump works by taking a bucket of water and pouring it in your sump pump and seeing if it pumps the water. If it doesn’t, you should fix it ASAP.