Expert Sump Pump Repair and Replacement in Gaithersburg

You might not think about your sump pump until it rains hard. Then you count on it working like it should so your Gaithersburg basement doesn’t sustain water damage.

Sump pumps can cease draining for several different reasons.

We’ve seen it all. If your pump isn’t running correctly, contact the Experts at Parker Pearce Service Experts to fix the problem.

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

Common Causes of Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps can stop operating for several different reasons:

  • Power interruption
  • Lack of maintenance
  • Undersized unit
  • Incorrect installation
  • Switch trouble
  • Icy or plugged discharge lines
  • Age (average pump lasts 10 years)

Sump Pump Maintenance Checklist

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

  1. Make sure the cord is in decent shape.
  2. Plug it into a GFCI outlet in the event of power surges.
  3. Confirm the pump is vertical and not tilting to one side, since this can cause the pump to not turn on when required.
  4. If the pump hasn’t recently run, drop a bucket of water into the pit to make sure the pump starts and pulls out the water efficiently.
  5. During drought-like weather, remove the sump pump and clean the grate on the bottom since it can get small stones in the grate over time.
  6. Make sure the discharge pipe’s vent hole is clear.

Trust Parker Pearce Service Experts for Your Sump Pump Needs

Because your sump pump is a method of insurance to defend your home from water damage, look to the professionals at Parker Pearce Service Experts to verify yours is effective.

We’ve got the expertise—whether you need sump pump repair or sump pump replacement. Plus, all of our services are backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* Give us a call at 301-476-4577 or book an appointment online.