If you use a sump pump, you may wonder how long it will serve you and your property. The last thing you want is a sump pump problem that leads to leaks and other, larger problems. In order to avoid this, you need to know what to expect from your setup. Oakville Pump Service Inc. provides a series of pump services in Solano County, including the installation and replacement of new sump pumps. In terms of your current pump though, here is what you should expect.
Ideal Length of Time
The ideal length of time for your sump pump and the actual length of time are not always the same thing. In an ideal world, your sump pump will last around seven or eight years. It could even last more depending on how it is used. However, once you hit that seven to eight-year mark, it is a good idea to have it inspected regularly and even updated, if it shows any signs of potential failure.
With that said, the ideal length of time is not always met. It is possible your sump pump won't last until its warranty expires (which you'd rather have it fail before rather than after, as you would have at least a part of it likely covered).
What Causes Premature Failure
For starters, you need to have the pump serviced and inspected annually. This way, you'll know what's going on and if repairs need to be made. Should you not have the annual inspections, you put yourself at risk of a faulty pump sooner rather than later.
Additionally, you may run into problems if the pump is not installed correctly. If the original installation service provider did not do a correct job, it increases the chance of the pump failing you. That is why it is important to always hire a professional service provider who knows how to install pumps correctly.
Ideally, your sump pump should last you around seven or eight years. That is not always guaranteed. If the pump is not taken care of properly or if the installer didn't do it correctly, the pump may not even last until the end of your warranty.
If you have questions about sump pumps or are in need of a pump service in Solano County, contact Oakville Pump Service Inc. today.