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Maintain Your Sump Pump

Installed sump pump

A few simple ways to maintain your sump pump, assuring it will last through all the Cincinnati Ohio rain.

A sump pump's main purpose is to send water away from the house. With so many rain storms in Cincinnati, Ohio area it is a good idea to have a back up component. A secondary, typically a battery powered sump pump will operate if the first main sump pump fails.

Remember sump pumps are mechanical devices and will fail eventually, which could lead to a flooded basement and costly repairs. Regular maintenance can help increase efficiency and extend the life of your sump pump

  1. Examine the sump pump
  2. Clean the sump pump by removing dirt, gravel or sand
  3. Debris build up should be removed to keep the check valve from jamming
  4. Examine the discharge line

If you find your main sump pump failing to operate after heavy rain call Best Plumbing to talk to our experts about the proper way to maintain your sump pump.