Check sump pumps

Check sump pumps

Some homes cannot avoid a high water table or natural slopes where water accumulates under the foundation. When this situation occurs, it is best to have a designed location where the water naturally collects. Sump pumps are typically installed in these locations to automatically turn on when water is present and pump the water out to a location where it can run away from the home. Check to make sure your sump pumps are working correctly in terms of electrical power as well as the mechanism where they automatically turn on when a certain water level is present.

Type:
Yardwork
Space / Item:
Back Yard Sump pump

Season:
Fall
Time of Year:
October
Frequency
Annually

Replacing and checking your sump pump

You can test your sump pump by pouring water into the pit where the sump pump is installed.  Once the water level rises, a float on the pump should also rise which kicks on the power to the pump, which should then pump out all the water through a discharge hose that goes to the outside of the home.  If the pump does not kick on, you may have to replace it.

Unplug the existing pump, and disconnect the discharge hose.  Connect the discharge hose to the pump and put it back into the bottom of the pit.  Plug it in and test it again.  Here is a great video from FIX IT Home Improvement.

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