You've heard the old mantra 'April showers bring May flowers.' You may be excited for the flowers in May, but is your sump pump prepared for all those April showers? April is almost here, which means it's time for your annual sump pump maintenance.
Now is the perfect time to check your sump pump for any damage or issues. Perform these three sump pump maintenance tasks to ensure your pump will be ready when the rain starts falling:
1. Check for Debris in Your Sump Pump
Check your sump pump for clogs due to large debris that can get caught in the vent hole, valves and other areas.
2. Test Your Sump Pump
Before the rainy season begins, test your sump pump by pouring water directly into it until it turns on. Wait to make sure the pump turns off once the water has been removed, then add more water until the pump turns on again.
3. Check Your Sump Pump's Battery
You probably have a backup battery in case of emergency, but it won't be much good if it's not charged! Check that your sump pump's battery is charged and ready to go should you lose power.