- Noise : A noisy sump pump is usually caused by a jam or buildup in the drain lines. This, in turn, causes the motor to strain, resulting in additional wear and potential breakdowns.
- Odor : Foul smells or excess humidity around the sump pump pit indicate the pump is not working properly, or has been installed incorrectly.
- Cycling problems: A sump pump should cycle on and off only when necessary. Changes in the frequency of cycling could be seasonal but could also indicate a problem. A sump pump should not run continuously — if yours does, the problem could be with the discharge line, motor regulator or other components.
- Rising water : A sump pump is designed to prevent water from flooding your basement, so if you notice water levels rising without the pump taking action, immediate attention is required!
What to Do if Your Sump Pump Stops Working
If your sump pump stops working, your first step should be to move all electrical or perishable items out of harm’s way. Next, check the pump’s electrical system — make sure the unit hasn’t been accidentally unplugged. Try pressing your pump’s reset button if it has one. Also check to see if your home’s circuit breaker or fuse system has tripped or blown. You can also visually inspect the pump and piping system for any signs of clogging that may be preventing the pit from draining. If these steps don’t correct the problem, call Mr. Rooter Plumbing for immediate attention.
Emergency Service Available
When your sump pump needs repairs, professional intervention is absolutely necessary to prevent flooding in your home. By catching a problem soon enough and taking corrective action, you can save yourself potentially thousands of dollars in damage. For this reason, Mr. Rooter Plumbing offers 24-hour emergency sump pump repairs throughout the Utica area. Call us as soon as you notice water levels in your sump pit rising.
For All Your Sump Pump Repair Needs
Whether it’s emergency service or preventative maintenance, Mr. Rooter Plumbing is available for all residential sump pump repairs. For every repair, we provide a written estimate and guarantee all parts and workmanship. Our technicians arrive on time and protect your carpet and furnishings by using drop cloths and booties. Don’t put off repairs until it’s too late — call Mr. Rooter Plumbing today to schedule an appointment for sump pump service!