Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in La Porte

You likely don’t think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you expect it’s running like it should so your La Porte basement doesn’t take on water.

Sump pumps can stop draining for a few different reasons.

We’ve witnessed it all. If your pump isn’t draining correctly, contact the Experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating to investigate the problem.

We’ll inspect your pump during our visit and offer preventive maintenance suggestions, so it won’t stop when you need it most.

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can cease operating for a couple of different reasons:

  • Power loss
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Too small of a unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch problems
  • Frosted over or plugged discharge lines
  • Age (average expectancy is 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

There are a few easy things you can do to verify your sump pump is prepared for efficiency.

  1. Ensure the cord is in decent shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in anticipation of power surges.
  3. Ensure the pump is upright and not tilting to one side, since this can trigger the pump to not turn on when called for.
  4. If the pump hasn’t recently run, pour a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and drains the water rapidly.
  5. During dry forecasts, pull out the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can pull small stones into the grate over time.
  6. Confirm the discharge pipe’s vent hole isn’t plugged.

Trust Finch Air Conditioning & Heating for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a kind of safeguard to defend your home from water damage, trust the Experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating to verify yours is effective.

We’ve got the knowledge—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Give us a call at 281-407-9478 or book an appointment online.