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After one of the snowiest winters in Omaha history, the last thing anyone wants is sump pump failure. Combine record-levels of melting snow and incoming spring rain, and we’re set up for potential disaster. To ensure that your basement stays dry, an efficient and functioning sump pump is the most critical piece of equipment.

Now is the perfect time to do a yearly check to make sure your sump pump is in working condition.

How To Conduct an Annual Sump Pump Maintenance Check:

  1. Remove the cover of your sump pump pit.
  2. Check the drain hose to make sure it’s still connected.
  3. Using a pitcher, pour water into the basin until the float rises high enough to activate the pump. You might need a few gallons.
  4. If the pump doesn’t kick on, starts overflowing, or just doesn’t seem to be working, contact a professional to schedule a repair.
  5. If you have a sealed sump pump system, make sure it’s properly sealed after checking.

Whether you need to install a new sump pump, repair an existing pump, replace an old one, or inspect a system, you can rely on Burton to handle all your sump pump service needs. We’ll install the most efficient sump pump for your home or make sure that it is properly maintained to avoid clogs or motor failure.

Our experienced team of plumbers and sump pump specialists can help you determine the right option to suit your specific needs. We understand the unique drainage needs of homes in our region, which fall into two basic categories.

There are two main types of sump pumps:

  • Pedestal sump pumps have a motor mounted above the pit used to collect water, where they are more easily serviced but also more visible.
  • Submersible sump pumps are entirely mounted inside the pit and are specially sealed to prevent electrical short circuits.

Our work comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. In most cases, we can dispatch a plumber the same day. Plus, our trucks are fully stocked to handle nearly any repair in a single visit.

 

Think your sump pump needs a little TLC? Just call Burton at 402.934.7003.