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Is your Sump Pump functioning smoothly?


Sump pumps are vital to your home simply because of the purpose they serve. A working sump pump will prevent your basement from flooding by sending water to another designated spot. Waiting until your sump pump breaks is not something that you want to do. Knowing the warning signs that your sump pump needs maintenance is ideal so you can prevent as much damage as possible.

Strong Smells: Strong smells coming from your sump pump could mean several different things. The most important thing that it means is there is a problem and some form of maintenance will be required. The smells can come from mold growing due to a leak somewhere. It could also mean that something is blocking the flow of the water and your sump pump is becoming backed up.

Loud Noises: Loud noises or any strange noise are something a sump pump should not make. You should not be able to hear loud or strange noises coming from any part of the sump pump. These noises can mean a lot of different things, but it does mean something is wrong. Clogging, broken valves or some sort of system failure can all lead to loud noises. If you hear any noise at all coming from your sump pump, it should be checked out.

Signs of Water: If you happen to see any signs of water in your basement that means there is a problem. When a sump pump is working correctly you should not see any signs of water. Even the smallest sign of water means your sump pump requires maintenance immediately. Don’t wait until your entire basement is flooded and it ends up costing you time, money and precious memories.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to get a professional out to your home to do maintenance on your sump pump. So give Powell’s Plumbing a call at (301)-797-7756 and make an appointment with one of our experts today!

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