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Spring Is Here: Time to Consider Your Sump Pump

underwater roomSpring has sprung and it’s time to start thinking about how you can prepare your home for all that’s to come. Last time we talked, we spent a little time talking about your indoor air quality because, after all, spring is basically synonymous with allergy season. There is more to consider though. We suggest getting your sump pump ready for the potential flooding that comes with this season.

When you start looking for professional plumbing in Broomall, PA, we’re a team you can come to. We pride ourselves on being the authority on plumbing work in the area. We uphold such a high standard because we make sure everyone on our team is the best of the best. 

A Sump Pump Refresher

Before we dive into anything else, we want to make sure you understand how a sump pump actually works. Sump pumps are connected to your home by pipes that lie in your home’s foundation. These pipes are housed inside channels that are in charge of separating rainwater from the soil and then collecting it back in the tank on your basement floor. A ball (similar to the one that floats in the tank of your toilet) alerts the pump when the water level is too high. When it reaches a certain level, water is then pumped out from the tank and drained away.

The Best Sump Pump Preparation

We encourage you to hire professionals to do the majority of the work regarding your sump pump’s plumbing, but there are a few things you can do on your own. Here are a few of them:

  1. Make sure your sump pump has power. We recommend connecting your sump pump to a GFCI outlet (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter).
  2. Clear it out. It’s possible for your sump pump to build up with debris over time. If this is the case, then this could negatively affect the functionality of your sump pump when you need it most. 
  3. Contact us. Your sump pump needs maintenance just like any other system in your home. We’re available to tune yours up this season.

There doesn’t need to be any stress involved with your sump pump preparation. Just try these simple tips and then be sure to contact our professionals for an appointment. We suggest scheduling this appointment as soon as possible to really prepare for the season.

Always Get Professional Work

Your sump pump is a prevention tool. It’s what’s will keep your basement, crawl space, etc. free and clear of flooding problems. If you don’t contact professionals for the work, you’re not investing in prevention properly. It’s never wise to put the health and safety of your home in the hands of an amateur. We’re known to put “Integrity Before Profit” on our team. It’s why we make sure that every single job we perform is impeccable. You can get exactly what you’re looking for through the help of our team members. 

Contact Murphy’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. Integrity Before Profit. 

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