Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Maintenance

Sump pumps are installed in most homes up in the basement area, working to prevent water build up. Although many people tend to ignore that area of the home, it is very important to keep an eye out on how well your plumbing system is working. The sump pump is a crucial part of your home, and can cause damage if it is not taken care of and inspected often. Here are the most common signs that your sump pump needs maintenance:

Loud, unusual noises: If you tend to hear loud and unique noises coming from your sump pump area, you may need to inspect your pump closer and realize that it needs maintenance. A loud, unusual sound typically means that there is dirt or a type of clogging occurring in the pump. This may cause a flood to form, so be sure to take care of your pump when you hear strange noises.

Unpleasant smells: If you find an unpleasant smell coming from around the are your sump pump is, there may be backed up material in there that is leaking seals and causing a foul smell to spread all over the room. There may also be lots of mold growing in the area, also meaning you need your sump pump maintained quickly. 

Flooding and rising water: Floods are hard to control and can be very costly and dangerous to any home, and they often result due to a broken sump pump. If you don’t get it maintained and checked regularly, you may experience a flood coming from the tank in your home. There will be a bad flood especially if you don’t have a back up battery, and if you are in the middle of a rain storm. 

Consider these signs, and if you find any of this happening with your sump pump, get immediate help and prevent you and your home from costly damage. If the sump pump in your Aurora home is need of maintenance, call us at (630) 557-1517 immediately!