Blockages caused by dirt, debris, and other materials, are common causes of sump pump issues. If the float switch is jammed, the pump may run repeatedly, causing unnecessary wear and tear, or it may not respond when needed.
In cold climates, the pipe that transports water from the sump pump can freeze and hinder appropriate discharge. A power outage could ruin your home since sump pumps operate on energy.
Broken check valves, which keep discharged water out of the sump pit, are another common issue. If this valve breaks, water may flow back through, forcing the sump pump to operate constantly. Finally, an overworked sump pump may doom basements that frequently flood. If the pump is too small, it may overheat and quit defending your home. You may protect yourself from flooding by performing routine maintenance and being watchful.