Signs You Need a New Sump Pump

Your sump pump plays a vital role in diverting water from your basement and keeping your home free of water damage. Neglecting your sump pump can have devastating consequences for your property, causing costly damage that’s often irreparable. Here are three of the main signs you need a sump pump replacement for your Buffalo home:

Your sump pump makes noises or vibrates

A sump pump that constantly makes noises, such as rattling or grinding, is probably not operating properly. While there may be a damaged part that can be replaced, often an entirely new pump needs to be installed. If you suspect strange noises coming from your pump, make sure to have a professional plumber inspect your unit. 

Your sump pump has visible damage

Any indication of rust or other damage on your sump is a clear sign it needs to be replaced. Sump pumps undergo wear and tear over time, causing them to deteriorate. They can also accumulate bacteria build-up which may affect how well your pump’s drainage system functions. A professional plumber can inspect your pump for signs of damage and assess whether you need a replacement.

Your sump pump is old

Most sump pumps typically have a lifespan of about 10 years. If your sump pump has reached this point or has malfunctioned several times within the past few years, it’s time to consider a replacement. The older a sump pump gets, the more likely it will be to experience problems that cause it to break down permanently.  

If you’re in need of a new sump pump or have questions about sump pump repairs or installation, please get in touch with the expert plumbers at The Plumber, Heating and Cooling in Buffalo, NY! From sump pump replacement, to repairs and installation services, we can address all your sump pump needs. 

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