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How to Clean a Sump Pump?

The Durham sump pump experts at JD Service Now has put together tips on how to clean a sump pump to keep it in good condition for when you need it.

The 6 easy steps to properly clean your sump pump are:

  1. Disconnect sump pump from the discharge pipe after turning off your sump pump
  2. Cover the pump with plastic to prevent spills and carry it outside.
  3. Use your garden hose to rinse off the dirt on the surface of the pump and use the plastic scraper to clean out stuck debris. Then you can leave it out to dry.
  4. Drain any standing water in your sump pit using a shop vac.
  5. If the check valve can disassemble, you can do so to allow any remaining water to drain out. Then you can rinse it out, dry it, and reassemble it.
  6. Reattach your pump to the discharge pipe and plug your unit back in.

If you need assistance or find an issue with your sump pump, call us today for a quote at (919) 626-3626!

Your sump pump plays a significant role in protecting your home’s foundation from basement flooding. Keeping your sump pump in the best condition is keeping your home in the best condition. One of the things you should do to keep your sump pump in good condition is by cleaning. Doing so will help you keep your sump pump functioning properly, so it’s working when you need it the most. At JD Service Now, we recommend that your sump pump is cleaned at least once a hear. For that reason, our team has put together a few easy steps to help you keep your sump pump clean. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning it, you can always count on our Durham sump pump professionals to do it for you.

6 Steps to Cleaning a Sump Pump

The first thing you should do before cleaning your sump pump is unplugged your sump pump or turn off the power on your circuit breaker. You should also make sure that there is no one in your home using any appliances that may drain into the sump pit. You should also wear protective gloves when cleaning your sump pump. To start cleaning you will need a bucket, a plastic scraper, and a large plastic sheet that you should place on the ground around the sump pump.

Below are the steps to properly clean your sump pump:

  1. Disconnect sump pump from the discharge pipe after turning off your sump pump
  2. Cover the pump with plastic to prevent spills and carry it outside.
  3. Use your garden hose to rinse off the dirt on the surface of the pump and use the plastic scraper to clean out stuck debris. Then you can leave it out to dry.
  4. Drain any standing water in your sump pit using a shop vac.
  5. If the check valve can disassemble, you can do so to allow any remaining water to drain out. Then you can rinse it out, dry it, and reassemble it.
  6. Reattach your pump to the discharge pipe and plug your unit back in.

Need Assistance? Call Us Today at (919) 626-3626!

If you notice that your sump pump is damaged as you clean it, contact our Durham sump pump experts for assistance. We can inspect it and repair it right away to ensure that your home is always protected. The professionals at JD Service Now have over 100 years of combined experience, and we provide a wide array of services and benefits to our customers. We’ve handled every type of sump pump issue, and we know what maintenance it needs to ensure it is always working.

Call our Durham sump pump experts today for a quote at (919) 626-3626!

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