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Signs That You Need a New Sump Pump
Sump pumps encounter a lot of use, particularly in a state like Virginia where the rainy season can suddenly dispense large amounts of water during a single storm. Although sump pumps are intended to last between 3-5 years, the exact length of time greatly depends on how often it runs.
While many sump pumps can endure for about 250,000 cycles, this may happen more slowly or quickly, depending on how many threats of flooding occur.
Some of the indications that it is time to get a new pump include:
- The pump makes odd sounds, meaning that parts have become damaged or loose
- When the pump is on, it makes extreme vibrating motions
- The pump will cycle on and off irregularly, whether or not there is a danger of flooding
- Visible indications of rust have emerged on the pump
- The pump constantly runs without ever shutting off
How Big Should Your Sump Pump Basin Be?
Typically, sump basins should be able to contain at least 17 to 25 gallons of water. The more volume a basin has, the better it is for the pump’s lifespan. This is because a larger basin means the pump does not have to run as often or for as long, which extends the pump’s expiration date. Of course, not all homeowners have the space for this size of basin. Speak to our plumbing technicians at Bestway Plumbing and Drain so that we can help find a good solution for your sump pump needs.
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