Having a sump pump in your area could actually save you from totally draining the entire place out. This one is most practically used on places where rain could get very heavy, or on your basement where flooding is definitely a huge problem. Here is a simple guide to an easy submersible sump pump repair.
First of all, the pump is actually attached to a float, which then triggers the pump. Once the pump stops working or will not start, then you could tell that there are a couple of obstructions in the float.
- Unplug the sump pump from the power source.Remove its basin lid afterward.
- Have a thorough examination of the pump and its float position. If the pump is uneven, the float will most probably be affected. Determine the cause of the sump pump float problem.
- If there are any debris present on the basin, remove them. This will interfere with the float’s movement so it’s best to have them cleared up.
- Set the new pump on level in the pit. Make sure it is rightly positioned and the float has the maximum amount of space it could possibly have for it to move freely. Lessen the movements of pipe while you untangle the float. After having that done, you plug the pump in.
- You will need to do some testing on the float and sump pump next. Trigger the pump first by pouring enough water into the basin. Ensure that the float still gets to float freely. Have the pump remove the water and see to it that the water shuts off once the water reaches a few inches deep. Repeat this step once again. If there seems to be a problem on its operation, a repair or replacement would be needed. When this method fails to repair the sump pump, just call a trusted local plumber in the US.
Learn how the sump pump works! Watch this video I found on YouTube!