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Why Sump Pump Maintenance Is So Important

If you have a sump pump, it is not “set it and forget it.” These home systems require annual maintenance to ensure that they are ready for any floodwater problems at any time. If you need help with sump pumps in Eden Prairie, MN, you’re in the right place.

Our team can visit your home for a maintenance appointment to test your sump pump and make sure it is ready for any problems that arise. You can keep reading to learn more about the importance of sump pump maintenance and what our team does during one of these appointments.

Sump Pump Usage

Your residential sump pump goes largely unused for a good portion of the year. But when it does kick into action, it has to work hard to pump water away from your home. When your sump pump is needed, you want it to work right immediately with no hiccups. Otherwise, you could be left with water damage and a big mess to clean up. 

Sump pump maintenance is a great way to ensure that your unit is ready for whatever comes. Without maintenance, your sump pump could have a silent problem that isn’t obvious until you need it for flood control. If your sump pump is broken and you don’t realize it until you have heavy rain, you may be left with residential flooding because you didn’t schedule maintenance.

Annual maintenance is an opportunity for our team to test your sump pump and ensure that all of the different components and mechanisms are working together the way they should. It’s easy to think that if nothing’s wrong, you don’t have to fix it. But it’s always better to take a proactive approach, especially with such an important system as your sump pump.

Extend the Lifespan

Caring for your sump pump all along is an excellent way to help ensure it has the maximum possible lifespan. After all, your sump pump weathers a lot of very difficult conditions. When our team can assess the system year after year to make tweaks and adjustments, your sump pump can last for longer. 

That means you’re getting more life out of that initial investment you made in installing the system. You can expect a sump pump to last for around 10 years. Annual maintenance is the secret sauce that allows your sump pump to last closer to the 10-year mark or potentially even a little longer.

What Happens During Sump Pump Maintenance? 

The first thing our team does during some pump maintenance is to take the pump itself out of the pit and clean both the pump itself and the pit area. Then we look over your entire sump pump system and test it. If we notice anything that needs to be adjusted or replaced, we can talk to you about the needs and outline the ways we can fix them. 

If you have any questions about operating your sump pump or completing maintenance steps on your own throughout the year, you can ask us questions during this maintenance appointment, and we will be glad to provide any additional guidance. Of course, you can give us a call year-round with any of your sump pump questions. Our team is always here to help.

Contact Comfort Matters Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. With you through THE HIGHS & LOWS!

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