Water Damage >> Flood Damage House

STUDY FACTS:

Power outages were the cause of 18% of water

damage incidents involving a sump pump.

Another 40% of incidents were attributed

to things such as a clogged inlet

screen or a faulty float switch.

LOSS PREVENTION AND MAINTENANCE TIPS

• Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations

for sump pump maintenance. These vary from

running the sump pump every 2 to

• 3 months to a yearly cleaning before the rainy

season.

To inspect the sump pump:

• Open the lid and remove debris that may be

blocking the water inlet screen.

• Pour approximately 5 gallons of water into the

pump and watch the float valve rise.

• As the float valve rises, the pump should turn

on and the water should discharge through the

outlet pipe.

• Go outside and inspect the outlet pipe.

• Water should be flowing from the pipe and away

from the home.

• If the sump pump fails to operate during this

inspection, contact a plumbing professional.

• Install a battery backup system.

• Choose a system with a battery replacement

warning.

• Replace batteries every 2 to 3 years.

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