A sump pump can be useful during any season, but spring is when snowmelt and increased rainfall raise the danger of water flooding into the basement or crawl space. A sump pump automatically takes care of the job of “bailing out” the house, pumping the excess water out of the lower areas and into the wastewater or storm drainage system.
Sump pumps do need some help to do their jobs which is why we recommend you do a check on your sump pump for proper operation. First, clean out the sump (the water collection pit) and then slowly pour water into it to see if the pump activates and removes all the water. You may find out your sump pump needs repairs and you’ll be thankful you caught them early.
What kind of repair might your sump pump need? We’ll look at the most common.