Tips for maintaining your sump pump

Your sump pump is a very important part of your home so it’s important that you maintain it properly. Here are some tips for maintaining your sump pump:

  • Install a backup battery: Having a backup battery helps to ensure that your sump pump doesn’t fail and flood your house, especially if the power has gone out. 
  • Test your sump pump: You should test your sump pump every year right around when spring starts to make sure it’s ready for the rainy season. You can test your sump pump by pouring a bucket of water into it. If it doesn’t turn on once the water reaches the predetermined level, your pump may be broken. It is important that you have it inspected right away.
  • Clean your sump pump: Dirt and debris builds up in your sump pump from time to time. It’s important to clean your sump pump because the dirt and debris can clog your sump pump.