Your sump pump is one of those things you may not think about until you need it—then you cross your fingers it’s working as it should. The good news is that the specialists at Becht / Givens Service Experts are here to help whether you decide on new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Louisville home.
Sump pumps can fail for a number of different reasons and we’ve likely witnessed it all. So, when your sump pump starts acting up, give Becht / Givens Service Experts a call to come and examine your issue.
During our visit, we can give you with multiple preventive maintenance tips to help certify your sump pump doesn’t leave you high and dry (or specifically, quite the contrary) when you need it most. Our experts will observe your sump pump for correct operation and if we see any sign of a impending problem, we’ll alert you immediately and go over your options.
It is vital to take note there are multiple simple things that you can do to make sure you have your sump pump set up for efficiency:
- Make sure the pump is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet in case of power surges.
- Ensure the cord is in good shape.
- Be sure the pump is upright and not falling to one side since it can cause the sump pump to not activate when needed.
- If it has been a while since your sump pump has run, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and the water drains quickly.
- When it’s going to be dry, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom as it can draw small stones into the grate over time.
- Make sure the vent hole in the discharge pipe is unblocked.
Because your sump pump is essentially a type of insurance to protect your living space and your belongings from what can be distressing water damage, look to the experts at Becht / Givens Service Experts to help ensure yours is doing its job. We’ve got the experience and expertise you need, whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Give us a call at 502-785-8230
or request an appointment online.