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Should You Check Your Sump Pump

Should You Check Your Sump Pump - Image 1Having your sump pump checked every year is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it ensures that your sump pump is working properly and can effectively protect your home from water damage. A sump pump is responsible for pumping water out of your home's basement or crawl space, and if it fails, water can build up and cause significant damage to your property.

Regular sump pump maintenance also helps to prolong the life of your pump. A well-maintained sump pump will last longer than one that is not regularly checked and cleaned. This can save you money in the long run, as you will not have to replace your sump pump as frequently and you be less likely to have a complete pump failure and subsequent flooding.

Another benefit of having your sump pump checked every year is that it can help to prevent costly repairs. If a problem with your sump pump is detected early on, it can often be fixed before it becomes a bigger and more expensive issue. This can save you a lot of money and stress in the long run.  **Please note that only higher quality pumps can have parts replaced. Lower quality pumps generally are not designed for maintenance and thus have to be completely replaced.**

A quality sump pump, like the TripleSafe, will last even longer because of its quality construction and regular cleaning. The TripleSafe is a three-pump system that provides added protection against pump failure. It includes a primary pump, a backup pump, and an ultra-reliable battery-powered pump that can protect your home even during a power outage.

Regular cleaning of your sump pump and its components is also important for ensuring its proper function. Debris can build up in the pump and cause it to fail, so it is important to clean it out periodically. Keystone Basement Systems offers an inexpensive Annual Maintenance plan that can do this for you or you.  Additionally, with the Care Club Plan, the cost is only a few dollars a month.

Another benefit of having your sump pump checked every year is that it can help to prevent mold and mildew growth. A sump pump that is not working properly can lead to water buildup in your basement or crawl space, which can create the perfect environment for mold and mildew to grow. Regular sump pump maintenance can help to keep mold and mildew at bay.

In conclusion, having your sump pump checked every year is essential for protecting your home from water damage and prolonging the life of your pump. Quality sump pumps, like the TripleSafe, will last even longer with regular cleaning and maintenance. It can also help prevent costly repairs, mold and mildew growth, and gives you peace of mind that your sump pump is working properly. It is a small investment to protect your home and your wallet.

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Aaron Stull
Aaron Stull is a second generation foundation repair specialist from the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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