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Time to Test Your Sump Pump
The cold weather is exiting and the record snowfall has started to melt.
Your sump pump has not worked for months and it is a good idea to make sure it is still in working condition before standing water becomes a problem in your basement.
Sump pump will remove any water that invades the area around it. Sump pump has a float and when water makes the float rise to a certain level, the sump pump turns on and starts pumping the water out.

Sump pumps are designed to last for a long time but they need proper maintenance and testing to ensure they work right.
  1. Locate the exit pipe, also called an outlet pipe, on the exterior of your home through which your sump pump directs the water. Make sure that the pipe is clear and has no clogs made of debris or frozen.
  2. Verify that the electrical cord for your sump pump is plugged into an outlet. Remove the lid to the sump pump (if your pump has a lid). Check the interior for any clogs or debris.
  3. Pour approximately 5 gallons of water into the basin of your sump pump. Pour slowly (at approximately the same speed that water might flow into the basin from the basement) until the sump pump turns on and begins to pump out water. Do not pour in more water than the basin will hold. Expect the sump pump to begin pumping out water when the water level reaches approximately 8 to 12 inches below the surface of the basement floor.
  4. If your sump pump has a float, check that it does not catch against the lid or basin, as it is trying to rise and turn on the sump pump;
If adding water is not an option, you can lift the float with your hand until the pump comes on. Make sure you do not let the pump run longer than a few seconds without water in it, otherwise, you could damage the pump. If your sump pump does not come on, have it serviced immediately. Maintaining your sump pump takes only a few minutes of your time every few months. By taking care of your sump pump, you will not have to worry when the rains come down and the water starts to rise. You will know that your sump pump is doing its job.
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