Preventative Maintenance Tips

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Test Your Sump Pump: Ensure It’s Efficacy

Sump pumps are useful and take a lot of frustration out of being a homeowner. From draining excess water to keeping your home safe, and with its long-term integrity, sump pumps are an essential component of every home. Without them, excess water or floods can cause havoc for your investment in your amazing home.

Homeowners often forget about how crucial it is to do monthly testing on sump pumps to ensure they perform as they should. The sump pump’s complexities shouldn’t be a deterrent from being proactive regarding water damage. Thankfully, there’s a solution to resolving the lack of routine sump pump maintenance and the pitfalls of a broken sump pump, which can be disastrous.

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Sump Pump Malfunctions

Among the many catastrophic things that could go wrong with a sump pump include malfunctioning before floods, which could lead to damaged personal items and even impact the overall structural integrity of your property.

While most ordinary sump pumps are hidden, they are sometimes installed incorrectly, and not mounted in the sump as securely as they should be. While the sump pump hides in the sump pit, it’s difficult to notice when exactly something is wrong with it. The discretion of the sump pump is appealing for many homeowners, especially if extra space is a lacking necessity.

To ensure the longevity of your sump pump and your valuable belongings, regularly monitor it, being sure not to skip even one month. Heavy rain can come at a moment’s notice, and the last thing you’d want to do is leave it up to the natural infrastructure of your home to take on the repeated burden of excess water.

Being Proactive is Better Than Being Forced to be Reactive

To ensure the pump’s proper functionality, check the pump every single month, along with any backup pumps, electrical cords, and even batteries. The mechanicals of most pumps are safely designed in a sealed component, but over time water leakage can occur to important parts of the device.

At the first signs of water leakage into the key components of the sump pump, it’s important to stop the leakage and replace any damaged parts. Staying proactive about your sump pump pays off in the long run and even reduces costs. With monthly checks of your sump pump and pit, you can run it in confidence, knowing that your home and belongings are protected.

Here is our handyman checklist of things to check your sump pump for:

  • Determine the exact location of your pump

  • Carefully navigate the sump pump as you go through the checklist of essential components to check

  • Ensure the pump is still intact and fully functional once the check is complete
  • Remove the exhaust lid using the convenient clips that hold it in place

Contact us today, and we can walk you through checklist items or schedule monthly preventative maintenance with us!

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Customer Testimonial

I sleep well knowing that our Chicago site is well taken care of. The pump failures and subsequent damages caused by those failures are things of the past now that we have ProActiv Prevention performing preventative maintenance checks.

– Dave H

Get a Maintenance Assessment

A wisely spent budget means investing in preventative maintenance, such as having a tech assess the equipment and developing a helpful checklist for you to actively keep all equipment running properly.

Get started! It’s as simple as contacting ProActiv Prevention, your qualified preventive maintenance specialist.

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