Nothing helps a homeowner sleep well on a rainy night than the sound of a sump pump turning on and off. The sound of a sump pump doing its job keeping your basement dry provides confidence that can lull you to sleep.
Now that spring is officially here, heavy rainfall and unpredictable storms are standard. This can be a stressful time since the risk of a flooded basement looms. Experienced homeowners check their sump pump more often, test their battery backup, and put a plumber on speed dial. They know at any moment their sump pump could fail. There are a variety of reasons sump pumps won’t turn on, including clogs in the system, a power failure, and an issue with the float switch. Your sump pump is the heart of your basement waterproofing system. If the pump is not working, a flooded basement is not far away.
If your sump pump stops working, it is important to act quickly because your basement will likely begin to flood. Take the following steps to try to get your sump pump back up and running: