Jan 13, 2023
A sump pump is meant to be a convenience, not a nuisance. If your sump pump is running constantly, through sunshine and rain, then there is probably an issue with the system. A continuously running sump pump can waste energy, wear out its motor, and expire prematurely. In this brief article brought to you by Sunshine Plumbers, we will review some possible reasons why your sump pump is continuously running. If you need a uniformed plumber to take care of your sump pump repair, then feel free to call Sunshine Plumbers. We are proud to serve the Tampa, FL area as well as most surrounding cities.
A sump pump is a submersible device installed within a pit at the lowest point in your building, which is usually the basement. Excess moisture and water in and around the basement will flow into the sump pit and activate the sump pump when the water level reaches a pre-defined level. While active, the device pumps water out of the pit through a discharge pipe and away from your property. When the water in the sump pit empties back down to a safe level, the sump pump stops running.
A sump pump is not supposed to run non-stop. If your sump pump is running constantly, then there is either a flaw in the installation or a fault in one or more components. Here are some common reasons why a sump pump might work overtime:
Get in the habit of inspecting, cleaning, and testing your sump pump regularly. If you notice anything unusual or concerning, then call Sunshine Plumbers in Tampa to have a uniformed plumber inspect your unit and/or handle a sump pump repair as soon as possible.
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