Is your Sump Pump Working Properly?

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A sump pump is a small device with a very big and important job for your home’s basement. The pump, just under ground level, has valves that detect escalating water levels and pressure so that when water levels get too high, the pump moves excess water away from your basement, protecting your home from heavy rains or floods that can cause massive structural damage and leave you with enormous repair costs.

Because of the importance of the sump pump’s job, no one wants theirs to malfunction. Today, our moisture control specialists in Murfreesboro are providing a few warning signs that your sump pump isn’t working properly.

Pooling water

One of the first and most obvious signs that your sump pump is malfunctioning is if water starts to pool anywhere in the basement. The sump pump is located in a pit called a basin in the basement floor. The sump pump might experience minor water overflow during heavy rains and storms, but it should move the water promptly. If excess water accumulates and remains in the basement, this may indicate a malfunctioning sump pump.

Strange noises

A sump pump that is making weird noises may have faulty parts. A sump pump typically makes a low, continuous humming sound. Any unusual loud, rattling or grinding noises may indicate it’s time for a repair.

Rusty parts

Since a sump pump’s exact job is to work with water, it is designed to withstand it. Rust on a sump pump could point to a corroded battery or bacteria. If ignored, this could eventually clog a home’s plumbing.  Rust warrants a call to our Nashville area moisture control specialists to find out if your sump pump needs to be repaired.

Sump pump repair in Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN

Don’t wait until your malfunctioning sump pump causes irreparable damage. Our Murfreesboro waterproofing specialists at Ameri Care Services can help keep repair costs from soaring out of control. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your sump pump, and we can diagnose any issues you may be having with it. Give us a call at (615) 823-8224, or visit us online to schedule a free consultation today.