Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Louisville

You likely don’t think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you expect it’s draining correctly so your Louisville basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can quit running for a couple of different reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t running properly, contact the Experts at Becht/Givens Service Experts to fix the problem.

We’ll inspect your pump during our visit and give you preventive maintenance suggestions, so it won’t go out when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can quit working for several different reasons:

  • Power interruption
  • Irregular maintenance
  • Wrong unit size
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch issues
  • Frosted over or blocked discharge lines
  • Age (average life span is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few simple things you can do to ensure your sump pump is primed for efficiency.

  1. Check that the cord is in good shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in case of power surges.
  3. Verify the pump is upright and not tipping to one side, since this can cause the pump to not activate when required.
  4. If the pump hasn’t been on recently, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump turns on and removes the water quickly.
  5. During arid forecasts, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can draw small stones into the grate over time.
  6. Confirm the discharge pipe’s vent hole is free of obstructions.

Trust Becht/Givens Service Experts for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a type of insurance to protect your home from water damage, look to the specialists at Becht/Givens Service Experts to verify yours is taking care of business.

We’ve got the skill—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Talk with us at 502-785-8230 or schedule an appointment online.