Cleaning Your Basement Sump Pump
The Basement Sump & Pump Co are specialists in the maintaining and servicing of basement sumps and pumps. Cleaning out the basement sump pump in your property is critical for the sump pump system to continue working correctly.
Due to the regular usage of a sump pump, we recommend that your sump pump(s) should be cleaned with checks made on the valve, backup system and all debris removed from the pit.
These checks can be carried out by yourself, however, we suggest this work should be carried out by a fully qualified engineer to make sure it is done correctly.
Does Your Sump Pump Need Cleaning?
The simple answer is yes. Think of your basement pump in the same way as you would the engine of a car. To keep a car in good running order it requires basement pump servicing, and so does your basement sump pump unit.
Having your pump cleaned and checked is by far more convenient though. Sump pump systems should be cleaned at least annually but, in some instances, may require more frequent cleaning.
You do not need to travel as a technician obviously comes to your home, causing you minimum disruption.
How Is a Sump Pump Cleaned?
Your sump pump should be cleaned by a fully qualified professional to ensure that the sump pump is working correctly and therefore lessens the chance of breakdown in the near future.
One of the worst things that can happen to any property owner is having your basement flooded unexpectedly as a result of the pump failing.
Should your sump pump fail our service engineers will carry out the following checks to ensure that your sump pump is fully cleaned and working again as soon as possible:
- Disconnect the power to the sump pump.
- Remove the pump unit from the sump.
- Clean out the sump (Remove Limescale, Shingle etc).
- Clean the pump unit (bleed holes, impeller and non return valve).
- Check one-way valves on the pump outlet pipe (if accessible).
- Inspect the running sequence of the pump.
- Inspect the alarm system.
- Check the back-up system.
- Descale the sump and pump.
- Check the water outlet for blockages.
- Check the perimeter drainage. Replacing parts as necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the system. (Some parts may be chargeable).
- Reconnect the power to pump and restore and drainage systems that are connected to the sump pump.