When you need it, you really need it RIGHT NOW. That is why the maintenance and repair of your sump pump is so very important. Your basement sump pump sits quietly for most of the year, then comes the rainy season in the Seattle area and suddenly it becomes the most important part of your home preventing basement flooding.
Here are some common checking tips for your sump pump:
1. Check the float to make sure it is performing up to peak
2. Thoroughly clean out the sump pit…remove those loose items that have built up
3. Check the impeller. Debris sneaks through the screen and jams the impeller
4. Make sure that the electrical connection plugged in properly and not frayed.
These steps and more are something that a sump pump expert can follow blindfolded. Shawn Allen is the right guy in our area! He is the owner of Allen Plumbing working out of Snohomish WA and the greater Seattle area. If a cranky sump pump is disrupting your home call Shawn at (425) 367-4744. It is hard to use your cell phone under water!