People who have a wet basement in their home should check out the drainage connection and solve the water issues in their basement. Sump pumps are effective option to prevent the water damage. These pumps are installed in a hole in the ground at their basement. These are the units that sense the rise of water in the pit due to snowmelt and rain. The incoming water from the pit is pumped out using this pump before the water damages the home and furnishings of home. Here are some tips for people to maintain the sump pump. They need to check the discharge line and ensure it is not frozen or stopped. If it is necessary, they can unclog air vent hole. Checking inlet screen can ensure that pump is not blocked with debris and residue. People have to check this 3 or 4 times a year.
Next they should ensure that the float component of the pump is not obstructed and it can move smoothly with no disturbances. Scanning the hole and removing the mud, stones and any other debris can also ensure better functionality of the sump pump. House owners can test the pump by pouring a large amount of water into the hole slowly. The floating component must rise with the level of water and trigger the unit to begin pumping. If it does not happen, they need to check whether the unit is plugged or not. Last tip is going out to check whether the water is flowing and discharging through which it is made-up top go away from the home. If the unit uses the backup batter power, you need to replace the battery once in two or three years. People can get suggestions from the engineers or electricians to take the decision of replacing the backup battery.