Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Kitchener

You likely don’t think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you hope it’s running like it should so your Kitchener basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can stop working for a couple of numerous reasons.

We’ve handled it all. If your pump isn’t running correctly, call the Experts at Hammond Plumbing & Heating to determine the problem.

We’ll take a look at your pump during our visit and offer preventive maintenance suggestions, so it won’t quit when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can cease operating for a couple of different reasons:

  • Power interruption
  • Irregular maintenance
  • Undersized unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch problems
  • Frosted over or blocked discharge lines
  • Age (average life span is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few quick things you can do to ensure your sump pump is set up for efficiency.

  1. Make sure the cord is in good shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in case of power surges.
  3. Ensure the pump is upright and not tipping to one side, since this can trigger the pump to not turn on when required.
  4. If it’s been awhile since the pump has run, dump a bucket of water into the pit to check the pump starts and drains the water efficiently.
  5. During arid conditions, take out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can get small stones in the grate over time.
  6. Check the discharge pipe’s vent hole isn’t plugged.

Trust Hammond Plumbing & Heating for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a type of insurance to shield your home from water damage, look to the Experts at Hammond Plumbing & Heating to verify yours is taking care of business.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Talk with us at 226-240-1120 or book an appointment online.