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Four Signs That Your Sump Pump Might Be Damaged

If you have a sump pump at home in your basement, you may know how it can malfunction at an unfortunate time. On the other hand, a properly functioning sump pump is your last line of defense against potentially thousands of dollars in damage to your home. After all, these pumps are a vital element in keeping your home dry. Understanding some of the most common causes of sump pump failure is critical. Here are some common causes of why your sump pump is malfunctioning. 

Alpha Plumbing Sump Pump Issues

Look out for these common issues.

Your Sump Pump Doesn’t Turn On

Often, this is a result of a terrible storm. Sump pumps require electricity to function; without electricity, they are non-existent. Installing a high-quality backup sump pump or a generator can help alleviate and prevent this issue. 

There Is A Damaged Or Stuck Switch

The switch triggers the sump pump to turn on, but sometimes a button can get stuck. This could lead to the sump pump not activating. As a result, this can result in a malfunction. The helpful staff at Alpha Plumbing will be able to quickly diagnose any issues and problems with damaged switches or buttons. 

Your Pump Is Experiencing Overflow

Sometimes there is too much water for the sump pump to handle. Not all sump pumps are created equal, and your local plumber can determine whether your home requires a more powerful one to control the water flow.

Your Sump Pump Might Be Outdated 

Nothing lasts forever, and that includes the shelf life of your pump. Unfortunately, a sump pump is not designed to last indefinitely. On average, they have a seven-year lifespan. If your sump pump is close to that age, it may be time to replace it. 


Alpha Plumbing is a full-service plumbing and contracting company serving the Baltimore and Annapolis metro area with expertise in all aspects of plumbing. We’re family-owned and operated since 1991 from our office in Pasadena. We offer quality plumbing services at reasonable rates in a timely fashion. Our trucks are equipped with GPS systems to ensure we’re prompt and on time. No job is too large or too small! We maintain a fleet of well-stocked trucks and own and operate our backhoes for excavating jobs.

For more information and to get a free no-obligation estimate, you can contact us on our website, send us an e-mail, or give us a call at (410) 255-5998.

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