The tasks we perform and why they are important for your home:
Inspect and verify operation of sump pump and sewer backflow preventer
A regular inspection ensures the sump system is operating correctly and is necessary to detect issues and prevent future failures that can cause basement flooding and structural damage.
Clean sump pump inlet screen and sump
Regular cleaning of the inlet screen and sump will keep sand, gravel, and other debris from clogging the pump and causing malfunctions.
Sump pump maintenance includes unplugging the pump, clearing the basin of debris, clearing the inlet screen, plugging the pump back in, and running 5-6 gallons of water back in to ensure proper function.
Your sump pump should be serviced at least twice per year. homekeep™ provides twice-yearly inspections and cleanings for all customers with sump pumps.
The average lifespan of a sump pump is 10 years with proper maintenance and upkeep.
It’s normal to have a small amount of water in your sump pump, as long as the level is not high enough to trigger your pump on a constant basis. The main function of the sump pump float is to trigger a pump that will send the water outside of your home either into the yard or into a storm drain.