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What are the signs that I need to replace my sump pump?

Like all household appliances, sump pumps aren’t built to last indefinitely. Typically, a sump pump’s lifespan is about 10 years. After this period, it’s wise to consider replacing your unit to ensure your basement remains dry. We specialize in assessing homes and installing sump pumps tailored to your specific requirements.

Unusual Sounds

While sump pumps aren’t known for their quiet operation, abnormal sounds such as grinding or rattling could indicate it’s time for a check-up. These sounds often suggest motor issues, signaling the need for either repair or replacement. Our team provides expert sump pump services in Spokane and Northern Idaho, ready to address and resolve motor problems.

Dry Sump Pit

A functioning sump pump requires water in its pit to operate correctly. A consistently dry pit may indicate issues with your property’s drainage system, necessitating a professional evaluation.

Persistent Operation

A sump pump that runs without stopping is a red flag, potentially leading to a complete system failure if not addressed promptly. Continuous operation strains the pump and can significantly shorten its lifespan.

Frequent Cycling

If your sump pump frequently toggles on and off, it could be symptomatic of electrical issues, problems with the float switch, or simply that the pump is nearing the end of its useful life and requires replacement.