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Is your sump pump in need of maintenance?


Did you know that your home’s sump pump could be the last line of defense between you and a destructive basement flood? Unfortunately, most people take their sump pumps for granted, leaving them in a state of gradual decline until it is too late. Although practically every modern home has one, most people aren’t even aware of their sump pump’s existence until the water begins rising up to their ankles. Not only does this lack of sump pump maintenance put you at a disadvantage during flood season, it causes the sump pump itself to remain in a state of decay, until it cops out on you completely. By recognizing telltale signs of a malfunctioning sump pump, you’ll be better qualified to contact a reputable plumbing expert, and nip your sump pump problems right in the bud.

One of the most prominent signs that your sump pump needs to be repaired, is an unpleasant odor emanating from the basement, as well as the sump pump proper. A malfunctioning sump pump will also be making sounds that exhibit overexertion, such as sucking air, or rattling and grinding. Although these sounds may be similar to your typical basement noises, a closer auditory examination of the sump pump in question can yield a world of explanations. However, when it comes to a broken sump pump, the most obvious sign of all will be the water that is now accumulating in your basement. If you find your basement taking on water where there was none before, the culprit is none other than a faulty sump pump.

When all is said and done, a broken sump pump can result in expensive basement damages, destroyed possessions, and even toxic mold. By learning to recognize the signs your sump pump needs to be repaired, you can be quicker to call one of our plumbing experts, and stop the problem before it starts. If you’re a concerned homeowner looking to fix your broken sump pump, give us a call or visit us on the web, or you may just be in for a wet and wild basement catastrophe.

If your sump pump is in need of maintenance in the Winchester area, give Powell’s Plumbing a call at (301)-797-7756 and make an appointment today!

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