How Long Do Sump Pumps Last?
As with the rest of the appliances in your home, a sump pump requires regular maintenance and repair. Even with regular maintenance and after having the product professionally installed, a sump pump’s lifespan can average 7-10 years.
Several matters can impact the lifespan of a sump pump, however:
- Frequency of use
- Whether or not repairs/maintenance is regularly addressed
- Proper sizing and installation
If you begin to notice any of the following signs, we recommend giving our team of Kansas City sump pump installation pros a call right away.
How Do You Know When to Replace a Sump Pump?
- It is making unusual noises, such as rattling or grinding, when running
- There are signs of rust or other damage
- The pump is vibrating more so than usual when running
- It turns on and off repeatedly
- The motor within the sump pump continually gets stuck
- It runs without water in the pit
- It refuses to run even with a battery backup
All of these signs could indicate the need for a new sump pump. Don’t wait for potential water damage, give our expert plumbers a call. We can evaluate the system to determine the nature of the breakdown.
Can I install a sump pump myself?
In order for a sump pump to be effective, it should be installed by a professional plumber. Many DIYers may want to install a sump pit and sump pump alone, but this is a major undertaking that can impact the entire plumbing system in the home and should be carefully executed.
A professional plumber can ascertain the best method of installation for the sump pump, the proper size for the job, and whether it must be installed in conjunction with a drain tile system. Additionally, our plumbing team can determine whether a sump pump is your best solution, especially when you are facing a flooded basement or another plumbing issue.
Keep Your Sump Pump Running With Regular Maintenance
Sump pumps fail when they’re overworked, improperly maintained, or simply worn down from age. You can avoid these issues by scheduling regular sump pump maintenance in Kansas City with Mission Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We also offer 24/7 repairs and can even install a new system based on your needs and budget.
Our Kansas City Sump Pump Pros Can Help!
We’ve been helping homeowners throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas since 1978, handling all of their plumbing and HVAC needs with professionalism and quality workmanship. Our technicians are friendly and reliable, and we guarantee that you’ll be satisfied when the job’s done.
Our Kansas City sump pump installation experts always put our customers’ needs first—contact us today!
Thanks Mission Plumbing! We'll definitely hit them up if we need to replace other things in the house (hopefully not in the near future) for our furnace or other house things lol.” - Josel B.