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How to Tell if You Need a Sump Pump Replacement

Septic Services LakelandPosted bySeptic Services LakelandSeptember 13th, 2020

Another sign that you may need sump pump replacement
Your sump pump is an essential part of your septic system, so it’s important to keep it in good working order. The estimated average life expectancy of a sump pump is ten years, after which it will need to be replaced. Our team at Southeastern Septic LLC wants to help you keep every part of your system working as it should, and part of that is giving you the information you need to identify potential problems. If you don’t know how old your pump is, you can look for the following signs to determine whether you need sump pump replacement.

• Excessive Vibrations. One sign that you may need sump pump replacement is if it vibrates excessively when running. These vibrations are a sign that something has damaged the impeller (the component that sucks moisture in), causing it to wobble and shake.

• Irregular Cycling. Another sign that you may need sump pump replacement is if the pump cycles on and off too frequently, or at irregular times. There are a number of possible causes behind this problem, such as a float switch that is not properly adjusted, or a problem with the wiring. If you experience this issue, we encourage you to call our team at Southeastern Septic LLC to come check it out.

• Strange Noises. A third indication that it may be time for sump pump replacement is if your pump starts making unusual sounds. Rattling or grinding sounds could indicate that your impeller is damaged or jammed, and excessive volume from the motor could mean that there is a failed bearing somewhere inside. As with the cycling problem, if your sump pump starts making unusual noises, we encourage you to give our team at Southeastern Septic LLC a call to come inspect the issue.

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