Common Warning Signs for ReplacementOne of the worst case scenarios you can encounter is turning on a heat pump to prevent flooding, only for it to bust just when the rain water begins seeping into your home. If you want to avoid such a fate, then here are a few signs you should know:
- Strange, Loud Noises: Your sump pump should always make a low humming noise when it’s turned on and doing its job. However, if you hear it begin to make stranger, louder noises, then it’s possibly time for replacement. These noises generally indicate a problem with the sump pump’s internal components, whether it be a damaged impeller or burnt bearing.
- Slow Start-Up: Your sump pump should turn on and start sucking up water immediately. However, if you notice it’s taking longer than 5 to 10 minutes to get going, it’s a sign telling you it’s time for it to be replaced. This is usually a sign associated with old age. A new sump pump can will have a much quicker start-up time and combat floods more effectively.
- Frequent Cycling: Have you been noticing your sump pump turning on and off on a frequent basis? Well, it possibly means you need to replace sooner than you realize. This process is known as cycling. While cycling may be indicative of minor problems with your sump pump that you can fix on your own time, it may result in permanent damage if left untreated for a longer period of time.
- No Power: This is the most obvious sign for replacement, but you’ll be surprised at how many homeowners will continue on with a non-working sump pump. No matter the time of year, if your sump pump isn’t working, then it’s time to call for replacement service. You never know when flooding will hit your home!