Winter is right around the corner and that often means that your sump pumps will get a workout. We have a quick four step process that people can do at home to ensure their sump pump is ready for action.
The first step is to make sure it is plugged in. Then, raise the float in the sump pump and make sure it turns on.
The second step is to check and make sure that the discharge line outside is not cracked, broken, or clogged.
The third step in the process is to make sure that it flows, that water actually goes out. This may mean that you have to put a garden hose in the sump pump, make sure the float rises, and make sure it is working properly.
The fourth and final step. Make sure there are no leaks in the discharge line. You want to get all the water out of the basement, you don't want the water in the basement.
If you perform this four-step check and have a problem with your sump pump, contact A1 Foundation Crack Repair.