“Taking a few minutes a week to check the sump pump can potentially save a homeowner thousands of dollars in water damage cleanup in San Diego, CA” said Michael Damico, principal of Pacific Flood Restoration.
Testing a sump pump does not require special tools or knowledge. The first and easiest thing to do is unplug the unit and plug it back in. The pump should immediately turn on after doing this.
Another thing that anyone with a sump pump can try is running water through the system. The water needs to raise the float up high enough where the water can actually flow through the pump appropriately. It is possible to raise the float without water, but damage can occur if done improperly.
“If you are not 100 percent certain on how to check a sump pump, maintenance or the pump needs replacement, do not do it yourself. Find a licensed professional. The service call may seem expensive, but it pales in comparison to what the expense may be if the sump pump malfunctions and the need for San Diego water damage restoration occurs,” continued Michael Damico.
Contact Pacific Flood Restoration if there are signs of water damage. Look for cracks; feel for increased humidity; check for odd smells. Any one of these three can signal water damage.
Visit www.pacificflood.com for more.