Is Your Sump Pump Ready for the Spring Rain? Schedule Sump Pump Maintenance to Keep You Dry
Warmer weather has arrived here in New Jersey and as our thoughts turn to summer sun at the shore, we also know that rain is on the way first. With spring comes those infamous heavy rains. Basement flooding rains. Nothing kills those good springtime vibrations quicker than a flooded basement; especially if you have a finished basement. With these spring plumbing tips, save yourself the worry of a big mess by scheduling your annual sump pump maintenance.
Sump Pump Maintenance Needs
If your house was built after 1950, you most likely have a sump pump that takes the excess water from a rain storm and pumps it out and away from the house. But, what if that sump motor stops working during a heavy rain fall? The water will overflow and flood the basement. Which is why, as a homeowner (if you want to stay dry), you need to consider scheduling your annual sump pump maintenance inspection.
Depending on maintenance and upkeep, the estimated lifespan of a sump pump ranges from 5 to 15 years. Modern sump pump motors, now made mostly of plastic and stainless steel, are more resistant to rust and corrosion, but like any other motor, the older it is, the more likely it is to breakdown.
Benefits of Sump Pump Maintenance
When rainfall has the potential to flood, a sump pump is meant to protect your home and prevent damage. Additionally, it’s your ultimate line of defense against moisture and decreases the threat of mold and mildew in your basement.
Did you know that flooding is one of the top causes of electrical fires in a home? Keep water away from appliances and electrical equipment with a sump pump that works when you need it to.
But because sump pumps are mechanical, they need regular maintenance checks. Without a check-up, you could face faster wear and tear, overheating, loose parts and face a blown circuit.
How can you avoid these potential disasters? Regular sump pump maintenance.
Don’t wait for April showers to swing through New Jersey to find out you should have scheduled maintenance earlier. Trust in the expert plumbers at Brown’s to install, repair or service your sump pump skillfully so you can enjoy a comfortable (and dry) spring.
Professional Plumbing Services in New Jersey
Is your home’s plumbing system and sump pump ready for the potential rainfall this spring? Don’t wait another day, protect your home with sump pump maintenance today. At Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we offer expert maintenance and emergency services for residents and businesses throughout Monmouth County. With a detailed range of experience working on plumbing systems of all shapes and sizes, no job is too big or too small for our professional technicians.
Contact Brown’s at 732-741-0694 for more information.