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Sump pumps move water from the house basement out of the home. A sump is a pit constructed below the main surface of the basement floor. Its pump has valves that sense an increase in water level and pressure, and proceed to drain water as necessary. As a full-service plumber in Greenwich, CT, JNR Plumbing offers sump pump installation and repair to homeowners, and we recommend getting a replacement when you notice the following signs:

Strange Noises

Sounds from the pump indicate worn or damaged parts resulting from damaged bearing. A grinding sound can mean a damaged impeller. If you notice strange sounds coming from your sump pump whenever it is in use, be sure to schedule professional plumbing repairs right away.

Irregular Cycling

Frequent on and off cycling of the pump even in heavy rains can be due to an incorrectly adjusted float switch. This causes the pump to be on when a few inches of water accumulates in the basin. Electrical system malfunction also contributes to turning on and off the pump. Keep your sump pump in great working condition by calling for prompt plumbing services.

Visible Rust

If you see rust or brown matter on your sump pump, it could either be due to corroded battery terminals or the presence of bacteria. In extreme conditions, a gel-like substance may form and clog your sump pump, so it’s important to deal with the issue right away. Reach out to a trusted plumbing company like JNR Plumbing for efficient and lasting solutions.

Motor Failure

If the pump is getting enough electrical power supply but still not working, it means that the motor has failed. Low temperatures cause water to freeze, leading to clogging. This causes the motor to run at a higher output level leading to burnout.

Whether you need prompt sump pump repairs or emergency plumbing solutions, look no further than JNR Plumbing. Our team of skilled technicians has the expertise and experience needed for quality services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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