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Sump Pump Failure in Golden?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

A sump pump is shown in a basement. We are leaders in water restoration in Adams County.

According to a study published by the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IIBHS), power outages were the cause of 18 percent of water damage incidents involving a sump pump, and another 40 percent of the incidents were caused by a clogged inlet screen or a faulty float switch. SERVPRO® of Golden /Wheat Ridge /Evergreen responds to flooded basement water damage emergencies often and offer these loss prevention and maintenance tips from the IIBHS:

  • Open the lid and remove debris that may be clocking the water inlet screen.
  • Pour approximately five gallons of water into the pump and watch the float valve rise.
  • As the float valve rises, the pump should turn on and the water should discharge through the outlet pipe.
  • Go outside and inspect the outlet pipe.
  • Water should be flowing from the pipe and away from the home.
  • If the sump pump fails to operate during this inspection, contact a plumbing professional.
  • Install a battery backup system.
  • Choose a system with a battery replacement warning.
  • Replace batteries every two to three years.

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for sump pump maintenance. These vary from running the sump pump every two to three months to a yearly cleaning before the rainy season.

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of Golden /Wheat Ridge /Evergreen has a team of water restoration technicians on call and ready to restore water damage 24-hours a day. Call us today at 303-279-8055. We’ll restore your water damage in Golden, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of Golden /Wheat Ridge /Evergreen is Independently Owned and Operated.

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