Tips for Checking Your Sump Pump Function

Your home’s sump pump in Baltimore plays a crucial role in keeping your basement free of flooding and water accumulation. If it’s been a while since you last performed any sump pump maintenance, watch this video for tips on checking its function.

First, remove the sump pump pit lid. If you find that your sump pump uses a flexible hose, check it for any cracks and consider replacing it with hard piping to increase its longevity and durability. When looking into the sump pit, if you notice that the water or surfaces are dirty or have a buildup, you can pour about half a cup of bleach or pool shocking chemicals into the water to reduce algae and bug growth.