Your sump pump is one of those items you may not remember until you need it—then you hope it’s working as it should. The good news is that the professionals at Rolf Griffin Service Experts are here to help whether you want new sump pump installation, repair or replacement for your Fort Wayne home.
Sump pumps can fail for a number of different reasons and we’ve possibly witnessed it all. So, when your sump pump starts acting strange, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts a call to schedule a visit and investigate your issue.
During our visit, we can provide you with various preventive maintenance hints to help guarantee your sump pump doesn’t leave you high and dry (or specifically, quite the contrary) when you need it most. Our experts will examine your sump pump for appropriate operation and if we see any evidence of a potential mishap, we’ll alert you immediately and go over your options.
It is vital to remember there are several very basic things that you can do to be confident you have your sump pump set up for success:
- Make sure the pump is plugged in to a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) outlet in case of power surges.
- Ensure the cord is in good shape.
- Be sure the pump is upright and not tilting to one side because it can cause the sump pump to not activate when needed.
- If it has been a while since your sump pump has functioned, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and the water drains quickly.
- When it’s going to be dry, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom as it can pull small stones into the grate over time.
- Make sure the vent hole in the discharge pipe is unblocked.
Because your sump pump is basically a type of insurance to protect your home and your belongings from what can be devastating water damage, look to the experts at Rolf Griffin Service Experts to help ensure yours is doing its job. We’ve got the experience and expertise you need, whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Give us a call at 260-557-1275
or request an appointment online.