Why You Need Basement Pump Servicing Carried Out?
Pump failure can often be avoided by having your basement waterproofing system regularly checked over. Having invested in your basement waterproofing system, having an annual basement sump and pump maintenance package is a small price to pay for the peace of mind that it will continue to keep your basement dry for many years to come.
The Basement Sump & Pump Company are specialists in the maintaining and servicing of basement sumps and pumps.
It is a good idea when there are periods of heavy rainfall that your sump pump system is working properly. You can find everything you need to know about sump pumps on our how does a sump pump work? page.
We have been installing basement pumping stations since 2005 and providing preventative maintenance for our customers ever since.
Pumps have to work harder when there is heavy rainfall. Without pump maintenance, failure can occur which can result in flooding to your basement or cellar.
A number of our customers have battery back up systems which come into play when there is a power cut or failure. This is often is a result of storm damage and heavy rainfall.
During our maintenance visits, we check and service the battery back up systems also.
If your sump pump is reliant on electricity only then is there a potential vulnerability of a power outage and for the sump pump to stop working.
By contacting one of our qualified technicians, they can advise you and provide you with the upgrade options for a battery back up system.
How Frequently Should I Have My Sump Pump Maintained?
While sump and pump systems are designed to work efficiently over a long period of time, as we have outlined, there are a number of reasons why they can suddenly stop working.
Keeping your pump running needn’t be an expensive business though thanks to regular maintenance. The older the pump the more chance though that it will need sump pump maintenance.
Wear and tear can mean your pump system is running less efficiently than it should be. In turn, this increases the chance of pump failure which can lead to hefty repair costs and damage to property should it fail altogether.
We are specialists in working with customers to provide planned service, clean and checks or sump clear outs.
So, how often should you have your sump pump serviced? At The Basement Sump and Pump Company, we schedule 3 monthly, 6 monthly or annual appointments depending on the usage and environment.
You should have your sump pump system maintained annually as a minimum. This depends though on the risks, the use of the system and the geology of the property.
More often than not our customers prefer a 6 monthly service, clean and check.
For commercial premises where there may be greater use, we recommend, in line with British Standards to have your sump pumps serviced, cleaned and checked every 3 months.