What To Do When Your Sump Pump Fails

No one likes a flooded basement, which is why a sump pump comes in handy. But, without proper maintenance or other issues, your sump pump could fail. Simple maintenance can save time and money and knowing what to do when your sump pump fails could decrease the chance of water damages that lead to multiple types of property damage.

Common Causes:

Common causes of sump pump failure include power outage, wrong size sump pump, incorrect installation, switch problems, clogged discharged lines, and lack of maintenance. The top leading causes out of these are switch problems and lack of maintenance.


Switch problems are commonly because the pump might need repositioning. The pump effects the float and the float effects the on and off operations, which is why you need to make sure the pump is positioned properly.

Maintenance is a key factor in keeping your sump pump working at it’s highest potential. It’s important to keep up with maintenance for your sump pump to work properly, especially since they might go months without being used.  Lack of maintenance can cause your sump pump to fail.

Though it is a major factor, keeping up with maintenance and other preventatives does not always guarantee that nothing will go wrong with your sump pump.

Damage Caused When Your Sump Pump Fails:

If your sump pump fails and your basement is flooded, it’s important that you take care of it right away!  Contact a professional that has the knowledge to resolve, clean, and restore your home or business.

If water damage is not taken care of properly, it can lead to mold, rotting wood, rust, and foundation damage. These additional issues can be avoided by hiring professionals to remove water before mold or further damages arise.

Professionals are able to get rid of water that seeps into unknown cracks where moisture gets trapped. This is where mold growth begins without you being aware of it.

Taking care of water damage right away can avoid mold altogether. Immediate care is vital when water damage occurs, because long-term effects of humidity and moisture will make damage removal more difficult and more expensive.

How Active Restoration Can Help:

So who should you contact when your sump pump broke and you have no idea what to do? That’s where Active Restoration comes into play.

Active Restoration provides immediate 24-hour service to remove excess water and prevent or treat additional water damage in Dayton, Ohio and surround areas. Our professionals have the proper tools and knowledge to completely dry out water damage on your property.

Written by admin
on July 1, 2014