One of the most in-demand drain and plumbing services that we regularly talk about with Richmond Hill homeowners is sump pumps. We have been asked many times why sump pumps are not working as they should. That is why we have come up with some reasons why Richmond Hill sump pumps are not working as they should.
Reason #1 – Wrong Size Sump Pump
If your sump pump is incorrectly sized, you are going to have a problem when the water does flow. A small pump can be extremely effective, but if your sump pump is far too big, it can often lead to a shorter product lifespan because it has to work much harder. You need to make sure that you have the right sized sump pump for your needs.
Reason #2 – Power Failure
an electrical power outage is the most common reason that sump pumps do not function. You can have a manually-activated backup generator to help you avoid this problem. However, if you are not there to turn it on, this does not really help. In that case, a backup generator can be a lifesaver.
Reason #3 – A Lack Of Maintenance
We have seen it before in Richmond Hill homeowners – they have installed their sump pumps but performed no maintenance on them. Especially before the rainy seasons hits you want to make sure that you have a professional check your sump pump. What good are sump pumps if you are not sure that they are going to work when you need them most?
Reason #4 – Improper Installation
There is a reason that we do not recommend a DIY-installation of sump pumps, because improper installation can lead to a false sense of security. With an improper installation the sump pump sounds like it is working but does not actually do anything – and in the worst case scenario you are actively damaging your sump pump.
Reason #5 – Product Defects
Given that sump pumps have moving parts, it is important to remember that a product defect does occur. If you want to make sure that your sump pump is working, call a professional to test it for you.
Professional Installation And Maintenance
At Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services, our team wants to make sure that all Richmond Hill sump pumps are functioning properly. We have seen too many Richmond Hill homeowners fall victim to issues that cause their sump pump to fail. If you want to make sure that your sump pump is working as it should, we highly recommend that you call us today.