Your sewer pump needs to be in good working order at a critical notice, even after weeks of lying in non-use. So to make sure that your sewer pump is ready for heavy amounts of water, a burst pipe, or any cause of rapid flooding in your basement, you’ll need to perform maintenance on this important device at least every 7 to 9 months. This includes:
Cleaning the screen for the sewer pump inlet
Confirm the power cord is connected and is in good working condition
Checking that the sewer pump will turn on when you pour enough liquid in the sump to lift the float; you may need to raise the float
Those are simple basic steps that can go a long way toward assure you’re ready for emergencies.
Look at your owner’s manual (or find the applicable instructions for your make and model online) to learn if you need to lubricate or oil for the sewer pump bearings.
Take out the pump out of the pit, clean it off, and make sure it looks good, OR
Consider replacing the pump.
Clean out the sewer pump (You can find instructions for this on our blog page: Cleaning Your sewer Pump).
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