One of the most commonly asked questions we have from customers at The Basement Sump and Pump Company is “Why is my sump pump system making a loud noise?” Most sump pumps do make some form of noise if the waterproofing system is working correctly.
However, there are several factors that can cause the sump pump system to make a louder noise than normal. Some of the most common reasons are:
- The type of sump pump that is installed
- How airtight the sump pump is
- The amount of lubrication of the pumps and pipes
- The location of the pump compared to the sump pit
When the Basement Sump and Pump Company carries out sump pump installation at your property, all the factors mentioned are taken into consideration. Our team aims to provide quiet running and high performing waterproofing systems.
Reasons Why A Sump Pump Maybe Noisy When Running
If the sump pump pit is not covered this can be one of the obvious reasons why there might be a loud noise from your sump pump when it is running.
If there are gurgling water noises this usually means that the sump pump system is working as it should. The noise is caused by the water passing through the pipework.
To ensure you cannot hear this noise we would recommend making sure that the sump pump pit is covered with an airtight lid.
The Age of the Sump Pump System
The older sump pump models that were constructed from PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) generate a lot more noise than the newer systems that have durable cast iron pumps. The pedestal sump pumps are the loudest models of all the sump pump systems.
Newer pumps have self lubricating motors that run a lot more quietly. If the system you are using has a motor that is noisy and you have had the system installed for a long period of time, then it is probably best to contact a specialist to look at installing a newer pump.
The Pump Extends Out of The Sump Pit
One of the most common causes of a noisy pumping system is that the sump pump system is not actually placed within the sump pit.
If the system is not correctly placed, underneath the ground, then the noise will more than likely echo around your basement.
Clanging Noise from Discharge Pipe
As any water discharges through the pipework, it can cause the pipe to vibrate and rattle against the sump pump lid.
Measures can be taken to reduce this issue, such as, wrapping insulation around the pipe which will reduce the sound once the pipework encounters the wall.
Rubber stoppers can also be used to reduce the noise of the pump, these are placed between the discharge pipe and the liner of the sump pump lid.
Install and Service Your Sump Pump System
At the Basement Sump and Pump Company, we aim to ensure that every sump pump system runs as quietly and smoothly as possible. Not only do we install new basement pumping systems but we also provide basement sump pump servicing as well.
We work with the very best manufacturers such as, Newton Waterproofing, Delta Members and Zoeller so you can be assured that your basement system is in safe hands. So if your sump pump is not working correctly then we are here to help no matter what the sump pump problem might be.
You can get in touch with our highly trained professionals by clicking the link down below or by calling 0800 019 9949.